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SDSU Seeks Farmers & Ranchers to Participate in the Soil Resiliency and Crop Insurance Project

December 19, 2018

Researchers with the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at SDSU are working with SDSU Extension, faculty and staff on a study to help determine the long-term economic benefits of conservation practices, such as no-till, cover crops and diverse crop rotation, to South Dakota's agriculture producers and citizens in general.

Soil Health, Cover Crops, Crop Management, Conservation

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Laura Beall is New SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor for Bon Homme & Douglas Counties

December 19, 2018

South Dakota 4-H welcomes Laura Beall as the new SDSU Extension 4-H youth program advisor for Bon Homme & Douglas Counties.

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High Nitrates Detected in Forages

December 19, 2018

High level of nitrates have been detected in South Dakota forages this growing season. SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist Robin Salverson encourages livestock producers to get their forages tested for nitrates before feeding.

Beef Cattle

David A. Thompson

David A. Thompson Endowed Chair of the Department of Dairy and Food Science Announced

December 17, 2018

John Killefer, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council Endowed Dean of the South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, is pleased to announce the David A. Thompson Endowed Department Chair of Dairy and Food Science.

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Protecting U.S. Swine Herds from African Swine Fever Requires Diligence

December 19, 2018

The recent incursion and expansion of African Swine Fever (ASF) into China has raised concerns among U.S. producers and regulatory officials, said Russ Daly, Professor, SDSU Extension Veterinarian.

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How to Prevent Stored Grain Pests

December 19, 2018

With harvest just around the corner and a lot of South Dakota farmers interested in storing grain this year, there will be an increased to protect stored grain from insects.

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2018 South Dakota Pasture Cash Rental Rates Are Now Available

February 04, 2019

Results from the South Dakota Agriculture Land Market Trends have been published. They show average cash rental rates for pasture land to vary from $16 per-acre in the Southwest region of South Dakota to $75 per-acre in the East-central region of the state.

Isabel cattle ranchers, Barbara and Reid Grate

SDSU Extension's beefSD Supports Today's Cattle Producers

December 17, 2018

Riding out to check cattle with his dad is among Reid Grate's earliest memories. "This was what I always dreamed of doing," says the 34-year-old Isabel cattle rancher.

Beef Cattle

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SDSU Extension Teams Up to Mitigate Harmful Algal Blooms Across the Midwest and Beyond

December 17, 2018

SDSU Extension staff and South Dakota State University faculty are currently serving on a regional team of professionals which are focused on mitigating Harmful Algal Blooms or HABs.

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Beef Bucks, Inc. Named 2018 South Dakota State University Friend of the Beef Industry

December 17, 2018

Beef Bucks, Inc., has been named the 2018 South Dakota State University Friend of the Beef Industry. The Beef Bucks program is a non-profit organization that strives to promote the beef industry and educate consumers.

Beef Cattle

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48 South Dakota Cattle Producers Complete SDSU Extension's beefSD Class 3

December 18, 2018

Forty-eight South Dakota cattle producers from 28 farming and ranching operations recently completed SDSU Extension's beefSD program.

Beef Cattle

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SDSU Extension's Sara Bauder & Kimberly McGraw Receive National Awards

December 17, 2018

The National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) recognized Sara Bauder, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist with the Achievement Award and Kimberly McGraw, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor - Clark & Spink Counties with the Distinguished Service Award during the Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference held in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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SDSU Extension Hosts a Rain Garden Tour

December 18, 2018

SDSU Extension in collaboration with Dakota Rural Action is hosting a Rain Garden Tour Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Sioux Falls at the site of a rain garden constructed this summer (1409 E 33rd St.).

Fruit, Flower, Plant, Vegetable, Community Garden

Professor Padu Krishnan

Food scientist receives NIFA grant to improve oat quality

December 17, 2018

South Dakota State University Professor Padu Krishnan in the Department of Dairy and Food Science has received a three-year, nearly $450,000 National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Oats

Katherine Montague and Delores Allen checking a garden.

Lakota Homes Garden Produces Fresh Vegetables & Grows Community

December 18, 2018

This year Katherine Montague's garden didn't produce much. "The radishes didn't like the heat and the watermelons didn't like the soil," Montague explains. But, that didn't keep the 57-year-old Lakota Homes resident from eating fresh vegetables.

Community Garden, Garden & Yard Issues, Fruit, Vegetable