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2018 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship

December 18, 2018

South Dakota 4-H members received national recognition during the 2018 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships held in Grand Island, Neb. June 24-29.

4-H Shooting Sports

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Jason Clark is New SDSU Extension Soil Fertility Specialist

December 19, 2018

Unanswered questions led Jason Clark to pursue a Ph.D. in land and atmospheric sciences with an emphasis in soil fertility and plant nutrition.

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4-H Science of Agriculture Response Challenge

January 10, 2019

Enrollment is now open for the South Dakota 4-H Science of Agriculture program. The Science of Agriculture program and contest is designed to expose youth in grades 6-12 to the research process. Winning team members each receive a $1,000 scholarship.

4-H STEM, Science of Agriculture

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Know the Feeding Value of Ditch Hay

December 18, 2018

Using ditch hay to feed cattle is a common practice across the U.S. It provides livestock producers with a source of readily available forage which can be very useful particularly during feed shortages.

Beef Cattle

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Doctor's Orders! Get Outdoors & Get Active with the Park Prescription Project

December 18, 2018

Workdays are focused on helping his patients, young and old, feel better. But, when family practice doctor Chad Thury has some time for himself and his family, he likes to get outdoors and spend time in South Dakota's parks.

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South Dakota State University Hosts the Second Year of Precision Livestock Production REEU Summer Program

December 18, 2018

The Precision Livestock Production Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) program is in its second year at South Dakota State University.

Beef Cattle

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South Dakota State University Student Selected as the Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders’ Association of the U.S.A. National Youth Achievement Award Winner

December 18, 2018

Laura Frye, a South Dakota State University junior studying dairy production and dairy manufacturing, was selected as the 2018 Youth Achievement Award winner by the Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders’ Association of the U.S.A. at the national convention held in Coralville, Iowa on June 17-30. The National Youth Achievement Award recognizes an individual who does outstanding work in the Brown Swiss breed.

Dairy Cattle

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Francesca Willard New SDSU Extension Family & Community Health Field Specialist

December 19, 2018

Growing up a Type 1 diabetic, Francesca Willard is familiar with the challenges associated with a chronic disease. She also understands the value of nutritional education and a supportive team have on living a full life in spite of her Type 1 diabetes.

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Tips to Consider when Stacking and Storing Hay This Season

February 04, 2019

No matter what materials hay producers choose to bind forage with, the method of storage throughout the summer, into the fall and winter is important to maintaining forage quality, as well as minimizing waste and simultaneously cost of production.

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Cover Crops: Good Option for Hailed Out Crop Acre

December 18, 2018

One way to make a good use of fields severely damaged by hail and other adverse weather, is to grow cover crops for supplemental forages and soil health, said SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist, David Karki.

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Alina Krone-Hedman SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor for Lincoln County

December 19, 2018

Alina Krone-Hedman is the new SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor for Lincoln County.

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

December 18, 2018

Forty-one South Dakota 4-H youth learned about political processes in the vibrant, living classroom of the nation's capital, Washington D.C., as part of Citizenship Washington Focus, an intensive 4-H civic engagement program for high-school youth held at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

4-H Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)

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4-H Member Helps Increase Bike Safety in Grant County

February 21, 2019

This summer, more than 95 youth participated in a Bike Rodeo hosted at the Grant County 4-H Grounds and led by 14-year-old Grant County 4-H member, William Karels.

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Emily Trzpuc is the New SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor for Hand, Hyde & Potter Counties

December 19, 2018

Emily Trzpuc is the new SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor for Hand, Hyde and Potter Counties.

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South Dakota 4-H Teen Leadership Conference Promotes Leadership & Career Success

December 18, 2018

By the time he graduated from Hoven High School this May, Brady Keller was already enrolled as a Mechanical Engineering major at South Dakota State University.

4-H Teen Leadership Conference