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SDSU Extension Master Gardener Program Policy Guide

If you are reading this guide it means you have a passion for horticulture and service and are already serving as a SDSU Extension Master Gardener or intend to – welcome! South Dakota State University is grateful for its many volunteers that help to expand outreach and education efforts across the state.

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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Beef Bucks, Inc. Named 2018 South Dakota State University Friend of the Beef Industry

December 17, 2018

Beef Bucks, Inc., has been named the 2018 South Dakota State University Friend of the Beef Industry. The Beef Bucks program is a non-profit organization that strives to promote the beef industry and educate consumers.

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SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Camp Policies and Procedures

Throughout the manual, various policies indicate that they are in addition to the policies and procedures in place at the camping facilities. As a renter of camping facilities, SDSU Extension and South Dakota 4-H will follow all policies and procedures outlined at the facilities rented and employ any additional policies as needed.

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4-H Volunteer Work Agreement

Specific instructions for filling out and returning the 4-H Volunteer Work Form.

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Form SS-4 Application for Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Walking you through how to fill out the IRS SS-4 Application Form for Employee Identification Number (EIN).

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Be Careful Grazing the Green This Fall

December 17, 2018

This fall, South Dakota livestock producers need to be careful when grazing the fall green up of cool season grasses.

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South Dakota Sheep Producers from Egan & Newell Recognized with the South Dakota Master Lamb Producers Honor

December 17, 2018

During the 81st annual convention of the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association (SDSGA) held September 28-29 in Brookings, two award-winning sheep operations were recognized with the South Dakota Master Lamb Producer award.

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Silage Harvest Options for a Wet Fall

December 17, 2018

Rains have caused many saturated fields and left some producers concerned that there will be little to no opportunity to harvest silage before corn dries down past desired moisture levels or the first frost.

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Civil Rights Assurance Statement for Clubs, Volunteers, & Other Organizations

Assurance statements document the commitment of organizations and volunteers to comply with civil rights policies and regulations. All clubs (including 4-H, Master Gardeners, etc.), volunteers, educational partners, cooperating organizations, and entities must sign assurance statements. Assurance statements must be renewed annually.