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Modern, adaptable bathroom design. A wheelchair user has access to all key functions in the bathroom including the shower, commode and sink.

SDSU Extension Forms Voices for Home Modifications Coalition

January 25, 2022

The Voices for Home Modifications Coalition was formed to increase knowledge and awareness about the role home design plays in the quality of life for older adults.

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Ree Reich of Belle Fourche Named Eminent Leader in Agriculture, Family and Community

January 21, 2022

A mother to four, Ree Reich served as a 4-H leader for 40 years and remains an advocate and volunteer fundraiser for the organization.

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Lawrence Vander Wal of Bruce Named Eminent Leader in Agriculture, Family and Community

January 25, 2022

Throughout his life, Lawrence Vander Wal has made time to give back, serving on boards of the First Reformed Church of Volga, Volga Christian School, East Central Irrigation and Brookings County, while also serving as the State Chairman of the Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Rancher board.

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Laron Krause of Clear Lake Named Eminent Leader in Agriculture, Family and Community

January 21, 2022

Over the years, Laron Krause's family, local church and many South Dakota agriculture commodity groups have benefited from the time Krause willingly shared.

Harvested cornfield in winter.

SDSU Extension to Host Winter Agronomy Road Show

January 14, 2022

SDSU Extension will offer in-person agronomy clinics this winter at four different locations across the state. Kicking off Jan. 28 in Aberdeen, each location will have content that is customized to growers and agribusiness professionals in that area.

Man inspecting fact content in a cut of beef.

SDSU Extension to Host Beef Quality Assurance Certification Training Jan. 18

January 11, 2022

SDSU Extension is offering a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification training on Tuesday, January 18 at the Deuel County Extension Building located at 47494 SD Hwy 22 in Clear Lake, South Dakota.

SDSU Extension’s Crop Hour 8-week webinar series will cover several areas of agronomic production, from soybeans and wheat to cover crops and climate. Photo Credit: Sara Bauder, SDSU Extension

SDSU Extension to Kick Off Crop Hour Webinar Series in January

January 10, 2022

SDSU Extension will, once again, deliver a series of virtual Crop Hour webinars this winter. Starting Jan. 11, every Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. CST, participants are invited to take their coffee break online to hear the latest in crop management and agronomic research from SDSU Extension.

Two producers and a conservation agent moving cattle in a grassland area.

SDSU Extension to Host Virtual BeefUP Course

January 05, 2022

SDSU Extension will be presenting BeefUP, a 6-week, self-paced virtual course starting February 1. BeefUP will encompass a systems approach of calving distribution and management strategies that have an impact on profitability and improve future returns.


Heirlooms: Creative Life Writing Workshops Back by Popular Demand

January 05, 2022

SDSU Extension and Molly Barari, professional writer, will be holding several Heirloom Creative Life Writing Workshops over Zoom throughout 2022. Back by popular demand, the workshops will focus on life story, obituary and genealogy writing.

Pictured (front row, left to right): Ashley Bondesen, Lincoln County; Kate Hamilton, Beadle County; Grace DiGiovanni, Turner County; Shane Rist, Turner County; Hayden Niles, Day County; and Emma Eppe, Lake County (back row, left to right): Madison DeMent, Minnehaha County; Eli Hamre, Walworth County; Carter Effling, Marshall County; Logan Tlam, Davison County; Dillon Browning, Brown County; and Emily Robbins, Brookings County Not pictured: William Karels, Grant County; Izzy May, Butte/Lawrence County; Isaac

Sixteen Teens Selected to 2021-2022 State 4-H Ambassador Team

January 06, 2022

Each year, 4-H teens across South Dakota have an opportunity to apply to become a South Dakota State 4-H Ambassador. In this role, 4-H’ers grow their leadership and life skills, while serving as an agent of change and promoting inclusion and respect for diversity across 4-H in South Dakota. In October 2021, 16 teens were selected to serve on the 2021-2022 State 4-H Ambassador team.

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I-29 Moo Winter Workshops Focus on Milk Quality Trends, Strategies

January 05, 2022

SDSU Extension encourages dairy producers to register for one of the upcoming I-29 Moo University Winter Workshops on January 11 and January 12. This year’s workshops will focus on trends and strategies being used in milk quality. The workshops will take place in Brookings, South Dakota, and Rock Rapids, Iowa.

SDSU Extension to Host Online Caregiver Learning Workshops

January 04, 2022

SDSU Extension will host a three-part webinar series for those who assist elderly friends or family members with routine tasks or medical care, with each part held on January 27, February 24, and March 24, at 12:00 p.m. CST/11:00 a.m. MT.

Mixed cattle grazing a harvested cornfield in winter.

SDSU Southeast Research Farm to Host Extension Symposium at 2022 Dakota Farm Show

January 03, 2022

The SDSU Southeast Research Farm, in collaboration with SDSU Extension, will be hosting a symposium and exhibitor booth January 4-6 at the Dakota Farm Show in Vermillion, South Dakota.

South Dakota State University to Host 30th Annual Lamb Bonanza

December 29, 2021

The SDSU Department of Animal Science, alongside the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association and the SDSU Athletics Department, will be hosting the 30th Annual SDSU Lamb Bonanza at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022. The event will be held in conjunction with the SDSU men’s basketball game against the University of Denver at Frost Arena on the SDSU campus.

Two young woman inspecting plants growing on a vast, open range.

SDSU Extension to Host Women on the Range Mini Winter Workshop

December 29, 2021

Women in agriculture across South Dakota are invited to attend a Women on the Range Mini Winter Workshop in Fort Pierre and Pierre, South Dakota, on Jan. 14, 2022. Participants will learn about the importance of soil health and how to integrate it into their grazing management systems, as well as available winter feeding methods that also create ecosystem benefits.