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19 South Dakotans Selected To Change Network Learning Experience

September 22, 2021

Representing communities and Native nations across the state, these change makers have identified opportunities to create more equitable, accessible and welcoming environments where they live and work.

A group of cattle grazing in fall pasture.

Organizers Unveil Lineup for the XXVII Range Beef Cow Symposium

September 21, 2021

Cattle ranchers and industry professionals are invited to hear the latest cutting-edge information and updates at the upcoming Range Beef Cow Symposium Nov. 16-17 in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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Workshop Series Explores Livestock Producer Options for Starting Small Processing Plants

July 13, 2022

South Dakota State University Extension is seeking livestock producers interested in opening and operating their own meat processing facilities to participate in a workshop series.

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‘Baa-d Cedars’ Field Day Examines Goat-Targeted Grazing on Cedars

September 17, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension invites the public to an interactive Eastern Red Cedar Management Field Day to see the impact goats can have in controlling the most widely distributed conifer across eastern North America.

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What Can You Do To Prevent a Fall?

September 15, 2021

In South Dakota, falls were the leading cause of injury and injury-related death in 2017 and 2018, and the leading cause of injury among South Dakotans age 65 and older from 2011 to 2018.

A small herd of cattle grazing a hilly pasture in early fall.

SDSU Extension Invites Cattle Producers to Take Culling Decisions Survey

September 15, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension is seeking input from cattle producers across the northern Great Plains to identify management decisions influencing culling decisions in reproductive herds.

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Five Tips to Keeping Livestock Vaccines Viable on Farm

September 09, 2021

Whether the producer/veterinarian team chooses an inactivated or modified-live virus vaccination program, Daly says it’s important that the vaccines don’t go past their prime.

Color-coded drought monitor map of South Dakota. As of Aug. 31, Northwest and North Central South Dakota arefacing extreme drought, while the rest of the state is under abnormally dry to severe drought conditions. A Small portion of the northeast has adequate moisture.

September Drought Hour Examines Cover Crops, System Strategies

September 08, 2021

While portions of South Dakota saw some reprieve from the drought last week, the climate outlook for September through November is leaning towards drier than average conditions and warmer than average temperatures.

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South Dakota Joins 2021 Mountain Plains Crunch Off

September 08, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension and the South Dakota Department of Education’s Division of Child and Adult Nutrition Services are partnering to bring this event to the state Oct. 4-8.

2021 Energize! Conference attendees gathered outside a brick building.

Third Annual 'Energize!' Conference Sees Sustained Success

October 26, 2021

An opportunity to hear about successful revitalizations, community projects and business opportunities, this year’s Energize! Conference drew more than 100 people.

SDSU Extension to Host Final Creative Life Story Writing Workshop of 2021

September 01, 2021

“Heirlooms: Creative Life Writing” will be held Oct. 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. CDT. Free and open to the public, the fall session will center around participants’ heritage.

Professional portrait of Leigh Neys.

Neys Joins SDSU Extension Community Vitality Team

August 31, 2021

As a Community Vitality Field Specialist, Neys will provide leadership in building mutual learning relationships with community citizens and leaders.

Small group of black angus cattle at pasture.

SDSU Offers Two Delivery Dates for 2021-2022 Calf Value Discovery Program

August 30, 2021

The South Dakota State University Calf Value Discovery Program will accept steers at two delivery times this year due to dry conditions.

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SDSU to Host Home and Market Garden Field Day

August 24, 2021

The Home and Market Garden Field Day will be held from to 5 to 7 p.m. CDT at the center, located at 1600 Medary Ave. in Brookings.

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SDSU Extension Kicks Off SDSGA Fourth Annual Premium Yearling Ewe Sale

November 22, 2021

More than 45 sheep producers from across the region attended the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association Fourth Annual Premium Yearling Ewe Sale in July.