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SDSU Welcomes Ali Nafchi to Precision Agriculture Team

July 09, 2021

The South Dakota State University Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science, along with SDSU Extension, has named Dr. Ali M. Nafchi to serve as an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Precision Agriculture.

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Advance Child Tax Credit Payments: What You Need to Know

July 07, 2021

The six scheduled payment dates for Advance Child Tax Credit benefits payable in 2021 are July 15, Aug. 15, Sept. 15, Oct. 15, Nov. 15 and Dec. 15.

Smart to Lead SDSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program

July 06, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension has named Alexander “Sandy” Smart as the new Agriculture and Natural Resources Senior Program Leader.

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July Drought Hours to Address Livestock Nutrition, Crop Quality Concerns

July 15, 2021

More South Dakota acres are now in an extreme drought condition as lack of moisture and high temperatures continue to impact much of the state.

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SDSU Extension Urges Testing for Nitrate Due to Drought

June 25, 2021

Available at various SDSU Extension locations and veterinary clinics across the state, the Nitrate QuikTest for Forages allows producers to make decisions based on the presence or absence of nitrates and appropriate timing for cutting.

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Registration Now Open for 2021 SDSU Extension Feedlot Shortcourse

June 21, 2021

The 2021 Feedlot Shortcourse returns to campus Aug. 11 and 12 and will be held at the SDSU Cow-Calf Education and Research Facility classroom, located at 2901 Western Ave. in Brookings

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Next SDSU Extension Drought Hour Set for June 28

June 17, 2021

Nearly 90% of South Dakota is now in some level of drought. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, 56% of the state is in the Severe Drought (D2) and Extreme Drought (D3) classifications.

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SDSU Extension to Offer Another Obituary Writing Workshop

June 16, 2021

On July 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. CST, SDSU Extension will once again provide adults the opportunity to preserve their life stories in their own words while crafting a document that is available for family and loved ones when most needed.

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SDSU Extension Announces Rangeland and Soils Day Results

June 14, 2021

The first place 4-H teams in each judging event from both contest locations will now advance to the National Land and Range Judging Contest in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in May 2022.

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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Training set for June 30

June 08, 2021

An environmental training session for operators of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), will be held Wednesday, June 30 in Huron at the Crossroads Convention Center.

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SDSU Extension to Host Small Grain Variety Tours

June 08, 2021

On June 17, South Dakota State University Extension will kick off its annual statewide Small Grain Variety Tours in Ideal.

2021 Energize! Conference Slated for August in Milbank

June 04, 2021

The scheduled keynote speaker for this year’s "Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities" Conference is Amanda Brinkman, co-host of the TV series, "Small Business Revolution."

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Next 'Notes from the Field' Webinar to be held June 4

June 01, 2021

South Dakota growers and agribusiness professionals are invited to join soybean research and Extension specialists from land-grant universities across the country as they host the monthly webinar series, "Science for Success: Notes from the Field."

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SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist Tracey Erickson to Retire

October 15, 2021

After 31 years of providing education and service to South Dakota livestock producers, South Dakota State University Extension Dairy Field Specialist Tracey Erickson has announced her retirement. Her last day is June 21.

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'Good, Bad and Invasive Plant Tour' set for June 3

May 28, 2021

This year's tour will take place on June 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CST) at Sica Hollow State Park near Sisseton.