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Vast, rolling rangeland near the Black Hills of South Dakota.

'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.

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SDSU Extension to Host Summer Farm Stress Series

May 24, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension is launching additional virtual farm stress workshops to promote mental health awareness from May throughout the summer.

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South Dakota 4-H Awards 2021 Scholarships

July 28, 2021

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension and South Dakota 4-H are proud to announce the 2021 State 4-H Scholarship recipients.

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SDSU Extension to host Wheat Walks in June

May 13, 2021

The 2021 Wheat Walks are slated for June 2 and 3 and will be held near Pierre, Clark and Mount Vernon.

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Registration Open for Mineral Nutrition for the Beef Cow Herd

May 10, 2021

To date, the Mineral Nutrition for the Beef Cow Herd series has drawn participants from 79 operations, plus 22 industry and Extension personnel from South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Colorado and Illinois.

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Rangeland and Soils Days set for June 2 in Murdo, Redfield

May 06, 2021

The event will focus solely on the Go-Getter (14-to-18-year-old) division. The Go-Getters will judge habitat suitability for cattle and grouse, in addition to plant identification and morphology.

a dried up watering hole on the open prairie

Protect Livestock with Water Testing

May 04, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension is offering on-site livestock water testing service at all SDSU Extension Regional Extension Centers and several SDSU Extension County Offices throughout the state.

Color-coded drought monitor map of South Dakota. As of April 29, Northwest South Dakota is facing extreme drought, while the rest of the state is under abnormally dry to severe drought conditions.

SDSU Extension to Resume Drought Hour in May

April 29, 2021

According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly 95% of South Dakota is in some level of drought, including 19.42% that is classified as Extreme Drought (D3) in the north central region.

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South Dakota 4-H Launches Outdoor OWLS Program

April 29, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension and South Dakota 4-H have unveiled a brand new, yearlong program for youth interested in outdoor education and natural resources.

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South Dakota Change Network to Host Fifth Cohort

April 27, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension has announced the application period for the South Dakota Change Network program is now open.

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Final Call for U.S. Sheep and Goat Producer Input

April 26, 2021

If you are a sheep and goat producer and want your voice to be heard as part of this National Sheep and Goat Producers Needs Assessment, responses need to be recorded by July 31.

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SDSU Extension Launches Garden Hour

April 27, 2021

Every Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. CST, South Dakotans are invited to join Garden Hour as SDSU Extension horticulture specialists tackle the latest gardening and landscaping questions from across the state.

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Sioux Falls to Host Emerald Ash Borer Tree Injection Workshop

April 21, 2021

As the season for emerald ash borer treatments nears in South Dakota, state forestry experts want applicators in the Sioux Falls area to be prepared.

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Lemmon Extension Center Moves, Adds Range Field Specialist

April 20, 2021

SDSU Extension's Lemmon Regional Center has recently relocated to a larger, more-accessible facility, while also welcoming a new addition to the team.

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SDSU Extension Hosts Youth AI Day Camp in Grant County

April 13, 2021

Twenty-one South Dakota 4-H youth involved in the beef project area traveled to Milbank to participate in the SDSU Extension Youth AI Day Camp held March 20.