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A small herd of cattle gathered around a pond on an open range.

SDSU Extension Aids Producers in Protecting Livestock Through Water Testing Service

May 27, 2022

SDSU Extension is offering an on-site livestock water testing service at all SDSU Extension regional centers and several county offices throughout the state.

SDSU West River Research Farm land.

SDSU Extension to Host West River Field School June 29

June 08, 2022

The West River Field School will focus on the diverse nature of agriculture in western South Dakota and provide attendees with an opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment with SDSU Extension specialists.

Pete Bauman speaking during a controlled burn workshop.

SDSU Extension Field Specialist Named Wildlife Professional of the Year

May 25, 2022

Pete Bauman, SDSU Extension Natural Resources and Wildlife Field Specialist, received the Wildlife Professional of the Year award from the South Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society at its annual meeting held March 3, 2022.

beefSD participants in a pasture

SDSU Extension Accepting Applications for beefSD Program

May 24, 2022

Participation in the beefSD program is an excellent opportunity for beginning producers to increase knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the beef industry, while developing the skills needed to be successful beef business managers.

A close shot of a cow's eye. The cow seems to be in pain.

Veterinarians Remind South Dakota Cattle Producers To Include Anthrax Vaccination This Spring

May 23, 2022

SDSU Extension and South Dakota Animal Industry Board veterinarians are encouraging South Dakota cattle producers to include the anthrax vaccine in their vaccination program when they turn out cattle to summer pastures this spring.

Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist, receiving an award on-stage at the 2022 Soil Health Conference.

Anthony Bly Receives Friend of Soil Health Award

May 16, 2022

Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist, received the 2022 Friend of Soil Heath Award at the 2022 Soil Health Conference.

Flock of white sheep in drought-stressed pasture.

SDSU Extension, Nebraska Extension and K-State Research and Extension To Host Diversifying With Small Ruminants Workshops

May 16, 2022

SDSU Extension, in collaboration with Nebraska Extension and K-State Research and Extension, will host a series of Diversifying with Small Ruminants workshops June 7-9.

Members of the 2020-2021 change network cohort. Courtesy: National Arts Strategies, Inc.

South Dakota Change Network Now Accepting Applications

May 10, 2022

The year-long cohort leadership program will begin summer 2022 and supports South Dakotans who want to make the places they live and work accessible and welcoming to everyone.

Sunrise over Lincoln, Nebraska skyline.

SDSU Extension Field Specialist Encourages Proactive Farm Transition Management

May 05, 2022

SDSU Extension and the International Farm Transition Network (IFTN) will host the 2022 IFTN Annual Conference, a professional development opportunity for estate planning and farm transition professionals, in Lincoln, Neb. June 8-9.

Small group of beef cattle approaching a pressed mineral block.

SDSU Extension to Co-Host Mineral Nutrition for the Beef Cow Herd Educational Series

May 04, 2022

SDSU Extension will host a webinar series on mineral nutrition for the beef cow herd on May 17, 19, 24, 26, and 31 from 6-7:30 p.m. MT (7-8:30 p.m. CDT).

A hog farmer and employee conducting training inside a modern swine facility.

SDSU Extension to Host Pork Quality Assurance Plus Advisor Training May 5 and June 14

May 04, 2022

SDSU Extension will host two Pork Quality Assurance Plus Advisor Training Certification Days on May 5 and June 14 at the South Dakota State University campus in Brookings.

Tulips blooming near the entrance to McCrory Gardens.

McCrory Gardens to Host 2022 Garden Discovery Festival May 22

May 16, 2022

SDSU Extension and McCrory Gardens will be hosting the 2022 Garden Discovery Festival on May 22 from noon to 5 p.m. CDT at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center in Brookings.

Group of farmers and ranchers attending a drought meeting.

SDSU Extension to Host Drought Management Meetings

April 29, 2022

SDSU Extension will host drought management meetings across South Dakota May 10-12.

4-H Capitol Day participants stand at the S.D. Capitol building steps with S.D. Senators and Representatives and university personnel.

South Dakota 4-H Gathers for 2022 4-H Capitol Day

April 28, 2022

The day included opportunities for 57 4-H attendees to engage in town hall sessions with legislators, view committee meetings, partake in a self-guided tour of the capitol building, and watch the general session of each chamber.

A group of raised ground beds with crops growing in them at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, South Dakota.

SDSU Extension to Host Garden Hour Webinars

April 27, 2022

SDSU Extension horticulture specialists will address the latest gardening and landscaping questions from across the state during the Garden Hour webinar series every Tuesday at 7 p.m. CDT from May 3 through Aug. 30.