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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Training in Huron June 26, 2019

May 06, 2019

An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO), is set for June 26, 2019 in Huron at the Crossroads Convention Center (100 Fourth St. S.W.).

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Swine, Horse, Animal Health, Barns, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, Animal Welfare

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South Dakota Natural Resource Professionals Rangeland Workshop Held June 4-6, 2019 in Sturgis

April 30, 2019

Range professionals from SDSU Extension, the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Natural Resources Conservation Service are hosting a three-day workshop June 4-6, 2019 at Lamphere Ranch Campground, east of Sturgis (13010 Lamphere Ranch Road, PO Box 445, Sturgis, SD 57785).

Range, Pasture, Conservation, Grassland, Soil Health

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SDSU Extension 4-H Sends 4-H Members to National 4-H Conference

April 29, 2019

South Dakota 4-H members attended the National 4-H Conference held at the National 4-H Conference Center; in Chevy Chase, Md., April 5 – April 11, 2019.

National 4-H Conference

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South Dakota Farmers Encouraged to Participate in Yield Variation SDSU Extension Soil Resiliency and Crop Insurance project

April 29, 2019

South Dakota farmers are encouraged to participate in the SDSU Extension Soil Resiliency and Crop Insurance Project developed to determine the correlation between yield variation and soil microbial numbers.

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Don’t Forget About Stored Grain This Spring

April 22, 2019

As the outdoor temperature rises this spring, stored grains are warming as well. Due to a difficult and wet harvest last fall, many producers in the region chose to store grains much wetter than typical. As a result, special care needs to be taken for these grains as the air temperature rises this spring, explained Sara Bauder, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist.

Crop Management, Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Sunflower

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Celebrate David Graper’s Contributions to South Dakota Horticulture & Master Gardeners April 26, 2019

April 18, 2019

For nearly 30 years, David Graper, SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist & Extension Master Gardener Program Coordinator, has shared his horticulture knowledge and enthusiasm with South Dakotans.

Community Garden, Master Gardener, Flower, Garden soil, Garden & Yard Issues, Lawn, Plant, Shrub

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South Dakota 4-H Members Attend National Youth Summits in Maryland

April 18, 2019

Six South Dakota 4-H members attended National 4-H Youth Summits focused on Agri-Science and Healthy Living held at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md.

National 4-H Conference, Youth Leadership, Youth Agriculture

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Emerald Ash Borer Homeowner and Commercial Workshops

April 15, 2019

SDSU Extension, the City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota Department of Agriculture and the South Dakota Arborist Association have teamed up to provide homeowners and commercial applicators with Emerald Ash Borer information. The workshops will be led by City of Sioux Falls' employees Duane Stall, Forestry Supervisor, Bryan Peterson, Urban Forestry Specialist, Bret Winterfeld, GIS Specialist and John Ball, SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist & South Dakota Department of Agriculture Forest Health Specialist.

Trees, Garden & Yard Issues

Suzanne Stluka Recognized as 2019 Dr. April Brooks Women of Distinction Award

April 15, 2019

SDSU Extension Food & Families Program Director Suzanne Stluka is a recipient of the 2019 Dr. April Brooks Women of Distinction Award, recognizing her for leadership and service to South Dakotans throughout the state.

Nutrition, EFNEP & SNAP-Ed

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Energize! Conference Keynote Speaker to Share Ideas for Rallying Rural Communities

April 15, 2019

Brent Comstock, a rural Nebraskan, is the founder of one of the most successful rural-based tech companies in the Midwest. He will be the keynote speaker during the 2019 Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference, held in in Lemmon April 30-May1, 2019

Community Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Developing Communities, Small Businesses, Business Development

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Register for 2019 Teen Leadership Conference Today

April 15, 2019

The South Dakota State 4-H Ambassador team invites all teens, ages 13 to 18, to attend the 2019 4-H Teen Leadership Conference (TLC) held on the South Dakota State University campus, June 3-7, 2019.

4-H Teen Leadership Conference

SD Mesonet Reports on Soil Moisture Levels as Profile Thaws & Flood Waters Recede

September 12, 2019

As northeast South Dakota fills sandbags and the southeast puts them away, many are using South Dakota Mesonet’s network of 28 locally-supported weather stations to monitor their local soil moisture profile.

Corn, Wheat, Soybean, Field Pea, Flax, Oats, Oilseed, Pulse Crops, Sorghum, Sunflower, Crop Management, Range, Soil Health, Flood Resources for Agriculture

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SDSU Extension Releases 2019 Fertilizer Recommendations Guide

April 08, 2019

SDSU Extension recently released the online Fertilizer Recommendations Guide, available at extension.sdstate.edu/fertilizer-recommendation-guide.

Soil Fertility, Cover Crops, Pulse Crops, Corn, Wheat, Soybean, Sorghum, Sunflower, Field Pea, Oats, Flax, Grassland, Forage, Lawn, Garden soil

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Innovative Community Efforts Showcased During Upcoming Energize! Conference in Lemmon

April 15, 2019

A Chislic Festival in Freeman, a unique charity-focused music venue in Spearfish, and a grassroots effort bringing new ideas to Highmore, are three community development success stories occurring around the state. How have they done it and what can other communities learn and apply from these efforts? Community leaders and individuals are invited to attend the upcoming Energize! Conference being held April 30-May1, 2019 in Lemmon, to find out.

Community Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Developing Communities, Small Businesses, Business Development

A small town main street.

Energize! Conference to Highlight How Rural Communities are Addressing Housing, Healthcare and Other Issues

April 15, 2019

Providing quality housing and healthcare services will be the focus of the Energize! Conference held April 30 - May 1, 2019 in Lemmon. The event is cohosted by SDSU Extension Community Vitality Team and the Lemmon community.

Community Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Developing Communities, Small Businesses, Business Development