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Food Waste in Schools and Strategies to Reduce It

You may be wondering what can schools do to help in food waste reduction efforts? In school nutrition programs there are a variety of steps in which food loss can be controlled ranging from planning the meals to serving the food.

two white pigs with pink ears and noses.

South Dakota State University to Host Third Annual SDSU Swine Day

November 04, 2019

To celebrate the third anniversary of the swine facilities at South Dakota State University, SDSU Swine Day will be held at the McCrory Gardens Visitor Center on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, starting at 9:00 AM CST.

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4-H Youth Photo Exhibits Featured in 2020 South Dakota 4-H Calendar

November 04, 2019

Photos taken by 40 South Dakota 4-H members from 25 counties will be featured in the 2020 South Dakota 4-H calendar.

March 2018 Climate Map

Climate Outlook Shows Cold Conclusion to Winter 2018

December 18, 2018

Colder than average temperatures are likely to carry through March 2018, according to the latest National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Outlook released today, Feb. 15, 2018.

A group of black heifer calves in a feedlot.

Choosing the Right Custom Feeding Partner

Custom cattle feeding can be a “win-win” strategy when done correctly. Feeding someone else’s cattle provides a method to market feedstuffs without tying up the capital required to own the livestock.

five beef cows standing in a pasture

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Training to be held on December 11

November 15, 2019

An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO), is set for December 11, 2019 in Huron at the Crossroads Convention Center (100 Fourth St. S.W.).

a group of young adults and adults posing in front of a furbearer display

SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Launches Comprehensive Furbearer Education Program for Youth

November 04, 2019

The SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development program recently announced a partnership with South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks and the South Dakota Trappers Association to launch a new, comprehensive furbearer education program for youth.

female veterinarian standing in front of a small group of black cows

South Dakota One Health Efforts Look at Antibiotic Use and Other Connections Between Animals and People

November 04, 2019

South Dakota One Health is a collaborative effort that promotes a deeper understanding of the connections between the health of people, animals and the environment.

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City of Martin receives 2019 Healthy Hometown Powered by Wellmark Community Award

November 14, 2019

City of Martin receives 2019 Healthy Hometown Powered by Wellmark Community Award.

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Starting a Commercial Vineyard in South Dakota

Are you thinking of starting your own vineyard? This publication provides a brief overview of the issues you need to consider in determining whether grape growing might be a good fit for you.