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4-H member Olivia Miller discussing her mental health presentation with South Dakota 4-H Program Director Tim Tanner.

South Dakota 4-H’ers Step Up to End Mental Health Stigma

November 12, 2021

Hailey Stuck, Allison Fischer and Olivia Miller have certainly done their part in raising mental health awareness across the state over the last year, as each received a purple ribbon for their Mastery Showcase exhibits at the 2021 State Fair.

The 2021 Crop Hour team receiving the award for Excellence in Programming and Outreach at the annual SDSU Extension Fall Conference.

SDSU Extension Honors Staff, Team Members for Excellence in Service

November 10, 2021

Several South Dakota State University Extension professionals were recently recognized for their service, leadership and diversity in educational programming at the annual Fall Conference held Oct. 26-28 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings.

Newborn black angus calf with mother cow.

Impact of Reproductive Technologies on Herd Success Set for Nov. 23

November 03, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension will host a reproductive technology program for beef cow/calf producers on Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. CDT at the Watertown Regional Extension Center.

Book Cover: The Growing Season by Sarah Frey

SDSU Extension to Host Third Community-Focused Book Read

November 01, 2021

“The Growing Season: How I Built a New Life—and Saved an American Farm,” by Sarah Frey, will be the focus of the November/December book read.

Asian family sharing a holiday meal together.

SDSU Extension, College of Nursing Encourage Timely Talks This Holiday Season

November 01, 2021

With the holiday season rapidly approaching and many families planning to get together to celebrate religious and cultural traditions, SDSU experts say it may be a good time to also have some difficult conversations on advance care planning.

Three canning jars filled with cucumber slices.

SDSU Extension Helps Food Entrepreneurs Bring Products Safely to Market

October 29, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension offers a variety of services to help local food producers meet food safety requirements to market home-processed foods at farmer’s markets and similar venues each year.

Several red angus cattle feeding at a feed bunk.

SDSU, UMN Extension to Host Interstate Cattle Feeders Day

October 26, 2021

Cattle feeders from South Dakota, Minnesota and northwest Iowa are invited to attend an Interstate Cattle Feeders Day Dec. 7 at the Holiday Inn Express Event Center in Brandon, South Dakota.

Mother cow with calf in a dry, drought-stressed rangeland.

Early Registration for 2021 Range Beef Cow Symposium Ends Nov. 1

October 25, 2021

The two-day meeting will be held Nov. 16-17 at the Monument (formerly the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center) in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Small group of producers in a field where cattle are grazing crop residue.

Managing Soil: Maximizing Profit Conference Set for Dec. 7

November 19, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension and the SDSU Southeast Research Farm will host a seminar for growers interested in soil health, regenerative agriculture and livestock inclusion in these systems.

4-H youth exhibiting a cat to two judges.

South Dakota 4-H Seeks Project Committee Members

October 20, 2021

These committees cover a range in interests, from traditional animal projects and youth-in-action events, to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.

Clements Ranch staff accepting their Master Lamb Producer award from SDSU Extension's Kelly Froehlich.

South Dakota Sheep Growers Honor Two Master Lamb Producers

November 22, 2021

The 2021 Master Lamb Producer recognized in the Purebred Division was Shady Lane Farms from Redfield, and the Feeder Lamb Producer Division recognized Pam and Steve Clements and family from Philip.

Two men walking near a drainage water recycling pond

Online Eastern South Dakota Water Conference set for Oct. 20

December 29, 2021

The theme for this year’s conference is “Ground Truth – Water Resource Management and Remote Sensing.”

South Dakota State University Swine Education and Research Facility exterior.

SDSU Swine Day to Celebrate Swine Education and Research Facility’s Fifth Anniversary

October 08, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension will commemorate the fifth anniversary of the SDSU Swine Education and Research Facility at this year’s Swine Day on Nov. 2.

Tashina Red Hawk petting her horse.

Red Hawk First South Dakotan To Win National 4-H Youth in Action Award

October 04, 2021

Distinguished for her “drive to inspire her peers and give back to her Rosebud Sioux Tribe community through charitable veterinary work,” Red Hawk is the first South Dakota 4-H’er to win a Youth in Action award.

Young, female rancher observing beef cattle in a pen.

SDSU, NDSU Extension to Host Inspired by Annie’s Project ‘Meat Marketing 101’

July 13, 2022

Industry specialists from both South Dakota and North Dakota will discuss topics, such as consumer preferences, marketing plans, processing and product distribution.