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2019 South Dakota Master Lamb Producers Association Award Winners Announced

October 22, 2019

Three families were named as 2019 South Dakota Master Lamb Producers during the South Dakota Master Lamb Producers Association awards program luncheon on September 28 in Spearfish. The luncheon took place as part of the 82nd Annual South Dakota Sheep Growers Association convention.

Sheep

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Aurora County 4-H Hosts Progressive Ag Safety Day

October 17, 2019

Aurora County held their first-ever Progressive Ag Safety Day on Sept. 19, at the Aurora County 4-H grounds under the guidance of Audra Scheel, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor.

Youth Safety

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SDSU Extension Joins Forces to Address Brain Aging Myths

October 15, 2019

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, SDSU Extension and University of Illinois Extension will host a webinar titled “Senior Moments and Other Misnomers About the Aging Brain” on Friday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m. MST/Noon CDT.

Health

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SDSU Extension welcomes Dr. Timothy Tanner as 4-H Youth Development Program Director

October 15, 2019

Timothy Tanner recently began his position with SDSU Extension serving as the State 4-H Youth Development Program Director.

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4-H Member Recalls Life Lessons Gained from Showing Livestock

October 11, 2019

4-H has been a huge part of Talli Heim’s life ever since she showed her first market steer.

4-H Livestock Skill-a-Thon, 4-H Livestock Judging

Three, four-wheel drive John Deere tractors, pushing up chopped corn silage into a drive over pile on a dairy farm.

Moisture is Critical When Harvesting Silage During a Wet Year

October 09, 2019

With many flooded and saturated fields in South Dakota this fall, harvesting silage before corn dries past desired moisture levels or frost occurs may be a challenge for some producers.

Silage, Crop Management, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Corn, Forage

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Calf Value Discovery Program Registration Open

October 07, 2019

The SDSU Extension Calf Value Discovery Program allows cow/calf operators to gain valuable feedback to help them improve management decisions that impact the financial bottom-line.

Beef Cattle

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Fall Lawn Weed Control

October 02, 2019

Fall is the time to control tough perennial broadleaf lawn weeds. Good moisture in most places in August helped contribute to significant fall growth of perennial weeds.

Lawn

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Strengthening the Heartland Program Brings Free Opioid Misuse Prevention Resources to Rural South Dakota Communities

October 02, 2019

Programs to promote discussions related to prescription opioids are available for communities across South Dakota and North Dakota through “Strengthening the Heartland,” a collaborative project between SDSU Extension and NDSU Extension.

Strengthening the Heartland, Health

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Teens Master Life’s Circus at Teen Leadership Conference

October 02, 2019

The SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development program held the annual Teen Leadership Conference on June 3-7 in Brookings. The conference theme was “Mastering Life’s Circus.”

4-H Teen Leadership Conference

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2019 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference to be Held Oct. 16 at South Dakota State University

October 01, 2019

The 2019 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference will be held Oct. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the campus of South Dakota State University in the Volstorff Ballroom of the University Student Union.

Conservation, Grassland, Soil Health, Wildlife

Canada thistle growing in a pasture.

Fall Noxious Weed Control

September 30, 2019

Fall is the time to control tough perennial broadleaf lawn weeds. Good moisture in most places in August will have set up good fall growth of perennial weeds.

Forage, Range, Grassland, Pasture, Crop Management, Crop Treatments

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South Dakota 4-H Makes Selection of 2019-20 State 4-H Ambassadors

September 27, 2019

During the South Dakota State Fair in Huron, South Dakota 4-H selected 23 teens from across the state to serve as the 2019-2020 State 4-H Ambassador team.

six men in a pasture analyzing the types of grasses.

Range Workshops Held at Rosebud and Kyle this Summer

September 26, 2019

Youth and adults of the Sicangu Oyate (Rosebud Sioux Tribe) and the Oglala Lakota Nation participated in range workshops this summer put on by SDSU Extension, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and partners.

Range, Conservation, Youth Agriculture, Pasture, Grassland

Three, four-wheel drive John Deere tractors, pushing up chopped corn silage into a drive over pile on a dairy farm.

Maximizing Silage Value

October 09, 2019

Significant losses happen every year in silage bunkers and piles across the United States.

Silage, Beef Cattle, Range, Forage, Dairy Cattle, Animal Health, Corn, Crop Management