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Ag Economic Dialogues Scheduled

August 15, 2019

SDSU Extension will focus on production and marketing decisions at the August and September Ag Economic Dialogues.

Markets/Prices, Corn, Field Pea, Flax, Oats, Oilseed, Pulse Crops, Sorghum, Soybean, Sunflower, Wheat, Farm Business Management

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Equifax Data Breach Settlement: How to Make a Claim

August 14, 2019

Equifax, one of the three credit reporting agencies, collects credit and demographic data on over 800 million consumers and provides credit monitoring and fraud-prevention services. In September of 2017, Equifax announced that a data breach had occurred earlier in the year.

Family Finances

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Brookings Farm to Early Care and Learning Initiative Receives a USDA Farm to School Planning Grant

August 15, 2019

The Brookings School District has been awarded a 2019 Farm to School grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This planning grant, developed in partnership with SDSU Extension, the SDSU Fishback Center for Early Childhood Education and the SDSU Local Foods Education Center, will create the Brookings Farm to Early Care and Learning Initiative.

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South Dakota Farm and Ranch Stress Summit – Save the Date

August 13, 2019

The SDSU Extension Rural Behavioral Health Team is partnering with the South Dakota Counselors Association (SDCA) to host a three-day South Dakota Farm and Ranch Stress Summit, September 23-25. The Summit will be held at the Arrowwood Cedar Shore Resort & Conference Center in Oacoma, SD.

Farm Stress, Health

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South Dakota Sheep Growers Association Holds Successful Premium Ewe Sale

August 12, 2019

To meet the needs of emerging demand within the sheep industry for superior young ewe genetics available in smaller lot sizes, the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association (SDSGA), in cooperation with SDSU Extension, hosted a Premium Ewe Sale in conjunction with educational programming, July 27, 2019 at Magness Livestock Auction in Huron, S.D.

Sheep

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South Dakota 4-H Boosts Leadership Skills and Civic Engagement Through 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus

August 08, 2019

Learning about political processes in the vibrant, living classroom of the nation’s capital, 38 South Dakota 4-H youth participated in Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), an intensive 4-H civic engagement program for high school youth. The program was held at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md., on June 15-23.

4-H Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), 4-H Leadership & Personal Development Project

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SDSU Extension Offers Mental Health First Aid Training in Sioux Falls

August 02, 2019

The mental health first aid course will provide tools to identify when a person may be struggling with their mental health or a substance use problem.

Farm Stress, Health

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Registration Available for SDSU Extension Feedlot Shortcourse and BQA Transportation Certification

August 01, 2019

Cattle feeders and industry professionals still have time to register for the Feedlot Shortcourse and BQA Transportation Certification to be held August 13-14, 2019 at the SDSU Cow/Calf Education and Research Facility (2901 Western Ave) in Brookings.

Beef Cattle, Animal Health, Animal Welfare

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Aging Well Lunch and Learn Webinar to be held on August 14, 2019

July 26, 2019

The third webinar in a four-part series hosted by gerontologists from North Dakota State University Extension and SDSU Extension will take place on August 14, 2019. The webinar will begin at 11:00 a.m. MDT/Noon CDT. The webinar will discuss aging, how aging is different from disease, and barriers and strategies to aging well.

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South Dakota Sheep Growers Association to Host Second Annual Premium Ewe Sale

July 25, 2019

To meet the needs of emerging demand within the sheep industry for superior young ewe genetics available in smaller lot sizes, the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association (SDSGA) in cooperation with SDSU Extension is hosting a premium ewe sale in conjunction with educational programming, July 27, 2019 at Magness Livestock Auction (105 NE Custer Avenue, Huron, SD 57350).

Sheep

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SDSU Extension Launches Double Up Dakota Bucks to Help South Dakotans Access More Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

July 30, 2019

To improve access and encourage consumption of fruits and vegetables, SDSU Extension and NDSU Extension have launched Double Up Dakota Bucks at the farmers markets in Lake Andes, South Dakota and Rolla, North Dakota.

Family Finances, Health

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Karla Trautman Named SDSU Extension Director

July 22, 2019

Karla Trautman has been named the director of SDSU Extension at South Dakota State University. She has served as the interim director of SDSU Extension since 2016. 

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SDSU Extension Offers Feedlot Shortcourse, BQA Transportation Training Opportunities

July 16, 2019

SDSU Extension is offering an opportunity for cattle feeders to sharpen their management skills and improve their profit potential by participating in the 2019 Feedlot Shortcourse. During the shortcourse, a training will also be offered for participants to obtain Beef Quality Assurance Transportation (BQAT) certification.

Beef Cattle, Animal Health, Animal Welfare

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South Dakota 4-H Members Receive National Recognition during 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship

July 15, 2019

South Dakota 4-H members received national recognition during the 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships held in Grand Island, Neb. June 23-28, 2019.

4-H Shooting Sports