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South Dakota Range Camp Set for June 29–July 1

April 12, 2021

SDSU Extension is partnering with staff from the United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Natural Resources Conservation Service to provide a three-day event, the South Dakota Natural Resource Professionals Range Camp.

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SDSU Extension Addresses Vaccine Safety with Dairy Workforce

April 07, 2021

Dr. Maristela Rovai, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Dairy Specialist, has received federal funding from the High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety to help boost COVID-19 vaccination efforts among South Dakota’s dairy industry workforce.

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SDSU Experts Encourage South Dakotans to Advance Care Plan

April 06, 2021

April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day, a day meant to serve as a reminder about the importance of talking about advance care planning and completing advance directives.

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

SDSU Extension Launches Drought Hour Webinar Series April 12

April 06, 2021

SDSU Extension’s Drought Hour webinar series will provide the latest climate outlook, market insights and proactive moisture management planning for farms, ranches and properties of all sizes.

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SDSU Extension to Host Final Pesticide Education Opportunity

March 31, 2021

As opportunities to obtain 2021 Private Applicator Certification in South Dakota wind down, SDSU Extension is offering a final online pesticide education course Thursday, April 8 from 6–9 p.m. CST.

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New FARM Animal Care Guide Will Help Dairies Prepare

March 26, 2021

SDSU Extension and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension have partnered to create a resource binder for dairy producers to prepare for the National Dairy FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) Animal Care Program Version 4.

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SDSU Extension to Cover Dry Cow Therapy in Spanish at CPDE

March 18, 2021

SDSU Extension will once again offer educational programming in Spanish at the 2021 Central Plains Dairy Expo in Sioux Falls.

Ruth Beck to Retire from SDSU Extension Agronomy Team

October 12, 2021

After 17 years providing education and service to South Dakota growers and agribusiness professionals, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist Ruth Beck has announced her retirement.

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Telemedicine Keeps Mixed-Animal Veterinarians Connected

March 31, 2021

Smart phones have helped South Dakota veterinarians assist clients through blizzards and busy calving seasons, but clinics may need to revisit service offerings, client expectations.

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SDSU Extension Concludes Crop Hour with Pesticide Education

March 18, 2021

The SDSU Extension Crop Hour series will wrap up with regulatory updates, equipment maintenance sessions and pesticide applicator training.

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SDSU Extension to Host Online Obituary Writing Workshop

March 11, 2021

As most Americans prepare each year for spring tax season, few will sit down to put their affairs in order before death, and more specifically, to write their own obituary, says Leacey Brown, SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist.

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SDSU Extension to Discuss Water, Weather and Climate

March 03, 2021

Nothing impacts the growing season more than weather and water. From irrigation and fertilizer timing to pest control and field workability, daily decisions on-farm are based on what’s in the sky and what’s in the ground below.

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Park Rx Encourages South Dakotans to Exercise Outdoors

March 01, 2021

To get more South Dakotans moving, the South Dakota Department of Health, SDSU Extension and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks are once again working together to empower healthcare providers to write their patients a prescription for physical activity in any South Dakota state park.

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Tjeerdsma to Lead SDSU Extension Food and Families Program

February 26, 2021

The educational outreach arm of South Dakota State University, SDSU Extension, welcomes Michelle Tjeerdsma as the new Food and Families Program Director.

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SDSU Extension Crop Hour Dives into Data Needed for Decision Making

February 26, 2021

Big data and agriculture often go hand in hand in today’s modern farming era, but wading through statistical terminology and big data sets to interpret results can be overwhelming.