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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”.

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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.

Equipment Safety

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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.

SDSU Extension Introduces New Early Childhood Field Specialist Position

December 18, 2018

Nationally, more than 60 percent of households are dual income, resulting in an increased need for early childhood education programming, explained Audrey Rider, who recently accepted a new role as the SDSU Extension Early Childhood Field Specialist.

Youth Safety

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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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There's Something for Everyone at Dairy Fest 2018

December 18, 2018

SDSU Extension, area dairy producers and dairy industry personnel invite the public to enjoy free family events during Dairy Fest 2018 held in Brookings June 2, 2018 at the Swiftel Center (824 32nd Ave).

Dairy Cattle

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SDSU Extension Welcomes Nicholas Ciaramitaro, AmeriCorps VISTA Member

December 18, 2018

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

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Fuel Up With Dairy

December 18, 2018

During National Nutrition Month, SDSU Extension, together with the Midwest Dairy Council, encourage South Dakotans to make sure they are consuming enough dairy for a healthy diet.

Health

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The Experts Share Tips to Selecting the Perfect Steak

December 18, 2018

With grilling season in full swing, many grillers are in search of the perfect steak. SDSU Extension staff teamed up with the South Dakota Beef Industry Council to share their best tips to selecting the perfect steak.