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Grain Storage: What Are My Options?

December 07, 2018

For many South Dakota crop producers, grain storage is top priority this harvest. "Over the past year, low commodity prices have caused some farmers to hold over more grain than in previous years," said Sara Bauder, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist.

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Double-Crop after Wheat?

Two crops in one year may sound tempting, and for some crop species is possible, but before doing so, producers should consider possible crops and compare the potential benefits with the drawbacks.

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Can Learning New Skills Prevent Dementia?

Much of what we know about the brain we have learned in the past few decades. Michael C. Patterson and Roger Anunsen of “MindRamp Consulting” have compiled much of the research on brain health and developed an easy to follow model on how we can prevent dementia and memory loss. This article is the first in a series that will describe the different pieces of brain health that Patterson and Anunsen call “cog wheels”.

Wildlife and the Bottom Line

As the fall harvest wraps up and this year’s calf crop is weaned, many producers may be nervous about what their paychecks will look like for 2016. In tough market conditions, it can be tempting to try to squeeze just a bit more production out of the land.

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Safety First this Harvest

December 17, 2018

Fall is a very busy time on most grain farms in South Dakota. In the hustle and bustle of running the combine, hauling grain and storing or selling the crop, it is easy to forget the importance of safety.

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South Dakota State University to Host Second Annual Swine Day on November 6

December 17, 2018

The South Dakota State University Second Annual Swine Day will be held on Nov. 6 at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, S.D

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David A. Thompson Endowed Chair of the Department of Dairy and Food Science Announced

December 17, 2018

John Killefer, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council Endowed Dean of the South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, is pleased to announce the David A. Thompson Endowed Department Chair of Dairy and Food Science.

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

December 17, 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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Grain Storage Equipment Preparation

December 18, 2018

Making sure that products store well begins before harvest, said Ruth Beck, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist.

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Small Business Beginnings

Small business is a vital part of South Dakota’s economy, representing nearly 97% of all employers and more than 60% of the state’s private sector workforce. SDSU Extension has developed a series of tools designed to provide technical assistance to early stage entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and existing small firms. These tools assist business owners in determining the feasibility of a proposed business venture and creating a solid business plan to support it.