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South Dakota 4-H Awards 2018 Scholarships

December 19, 2018

Ten South Dakota 4-H members were awarded scholarships by SDSU Extension 4-H.

Emily Rolfes

Emily Rolfes Places Third in National 4-H STEM Competition

December 17, 2018

Emily Rolfes, 18, of Vermillion recently placed third in the National 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) competition, Technology Changemaker Competition.

4-H STEM

Rhea Lawrence

South Dakota State University Graduate Students Chosen as Recipients of 2018 John Brandt Memorial Foundation Scholarship

December 18, 2018

South Dakota State University Dairy and Food Science Department graduate students Rhea Lawrence and Maryam Enteshari were recently announced as recipients of the 2018 John Brandt Memorial Foundation Scholarship from Land O’ Lakes.

Jackie Solano working in garden.

SDSU Extension Community Gardens Bring Hope to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

December 18, 2018

Weeding after dark isn't easy. Neither is fighting cravings to stay sober. And, working in the garden was the one thing that got her through the cravings.

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SDSU Extension Welcomes Nicholas Ciaramitaro, AmeriCorps VISTA Member

December 19, 2018

SDSU Extension recently hired Nicholas Ciaramitaro to serve as the SDSU Extension Agriculture & Society AmeriCorps VISTA Member.

Joe and Mary Van Treeck with Daniel Domenichini

SDSU Dairy Alumnus Transforms the Dairy Industry in Alaska

December 18, 2018

South Dakota State University alumnus, Joe Van Treeck, had an illustrious career in the dairy industry and has contributed to the future success of SDSU students by funding a scholarship for 30 years. His contributions to SDSU and the dairy industry have made a lasting impact.

Dairy Cattle

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South Dakota State University Dairy and Food Science Graduate Students Receive Honors for Research

December 18, 2018

Tanvee Deshpande, master’s student, Mohamed Elfaruk, doctoral student, and Farzana Yesmin, master’s student, all of South Dakota State University’s Dairy and Food Science Department, recently received honors for their research.

Food Safety

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Tenth Leadership Class Selected for SDARL Program

December 19, 2018

The tenth class has been selected for the South Dakota Agricultural & Rural Leadership (SDARL) program. Twenty-eight individuals from across the state will participate in the program that develops the skills, knowledge and character of leaders for rural communities and the state’s most essential industry.

Community Leadership

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I-29 Moo University Dairy Tour Focuses on Key Animal Care Protocols

December 20, 2018

During the Treat Me Right Implementing Best Management Practices Summer Tour, held August 3, 2018, the I-29 Moo University will be highlighting best management practices on two South Dakota dairy farms, Boadwine Farms, Baltic and Crosswind Jerseys, Elkton.

Dairy Cattle, I-29 Moo University

Sanjeev Anand

South Dakota State University Dairy and Food Science Professor Sanjeev Anand Wins National Teaching Award

December 18, 2018

Sanjeev Anand, professor in South Dakota State University’s Dairy and Food Science Department, is the recipient of the International Dairy Foods Association Teaching Award in dairy manufacturing. The award recognizes outstanding teaching of undergraduate students in dairy foods.

Isaac Kolousek

2018 Rangeland & Soils Days: Developing the Next Generation of Land Stewards

December 18, 2018

Isaac Kolousek never paid much attention to the grasses his family's cattle were grazing when he checked cow/calf pairs with his dad, Scott. That is, until he began attending South Dakota Section of the Society for Range Management Rangeland and Soils Days two summers ago.

Beef Cattle, Range

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Current Conditions Favor Disease Development in Spring Wheat

December 18, 2018

South Dakota's spring wheat crop is at risk for Fusarium head blight (FHB) or scab development, said Emmanuel Byamukama, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Plant Pathologist.

Wheat, Crop Treatments

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SDSU Extension Accepting Applications for beefSD

December 19, 2018

SDSU Extension is now accepting applications for beefSD Class 4.

Beef Cattle

2018 Precipitation outlook map

Uncertainty for Summer Climate Outlook

December 18, 2018

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) climate outlook for July through September, released June 21, 2018, shows a lot of uncertainty for the remainder of the growing season, explained Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension State Climatologist.

Larry Stomprud

President of S.D. Cattlemen's Association Reflects on 4-H Experience

December 18, 2018

Nausea used to overcome Mud Butte rancher, Larry Stomprud when he needed to lead a meeting, speak before a group or to a 4-H livestock reasons taker.

Beef Cattle