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February 2018 Climate Map

Cold, Wet Climate Outlook for Early Spring 2018

December 18, 2018

Colder and wetter than average conditions are possible across northern South Dakota, according to the January 18, 2018 National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center Seasonal Outlook.

A green tractor planting seeds in a no-till field. Courtesy: United Soybean Board [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr

Farm Practices That Improve Soil Health: Crop Rotations and No-Till

Implementing diverse crop rotations and no-till practices are common suggestions to reduce erosion, control pests, and improve yields. These practices can also improve soil health through an increase in soil carbon levels.

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SDSU Extension Joins Forces to Address Brain Aging Myths

October 15, 2019

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, SDSU Extension and University of Illinois Extension will host a webinar titled “Senior Moments and Other Misnomers About the Aging Brain” on Friday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m. MST/Noon CDT.

a woman speaking about safety to a group of young children.

Aurora County 4-H Hosts Progressive Ag Safety Day

October 17, 2019

Aurora County held their first-ever Progressive Ag Safety Day on Sept. 19, at the Aurora County 4-H grounds under the guidance of Audra Scheel, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor.

A black, crossbred calf standing in a feedlot.

Choosing Beef Genetics for Use in Dairy Herds

Combinations of new technologies and economic challenges often usher in sweeping changes and opportunities. The use of beef genetics on dairy cows is the most-recent example.

2019 Beginner Livestock Skill-A-Thon Top-5 Individuals holding their awards.

State Livestock Judging & Skill-a-Thon Results & Recognition

View results from the annual 4-H state livestock judging and skill-a-thon competitions.

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Freeze Now, Eat Later! Freezer Meal Workshop

Freezer meals provide families with the option to have a home cooked meal with minimal effort on busy days.

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2019 South Dakota Master Lamb Producers Association Award Winners Announced

October 22, 2019

Three families were named as 2019 South Dakota Master Lamb Producers during the South Dakota Master Lamb Producers Association awards program luncheon on September 28 in Spearfish. The luncheon took place as part of the 82nd Annual South Dakota Sheep Growers Association convention.

Barry H. Dunn

Feb. 16 Precision Agriculture Workshop to Highlight South Dakota Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic

December 18, 2018

Ag producers and pheasant enthusiasts are invited to learn how cutting-edge farming practices can work to provide more income while enhancing habitat. The Precision Agriculture Workshop at the 2018 National Pheasant Fest in Sioux Falls offer insights into the industry on Friday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.

I-29 Moo University

I-29 Moo University to Offer California Dairy Tours and World Ag Expo trip

October 28, 2019

The I-29 Moo University will be hosting a California Dairy Tours and World Ag Expo Trip in the Fresno and Tulare, California areas Feb. 9-13, 2020. This tour is open to dairy producers and agri-business personnel.