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SDSU Extension's Voices for Food is Citizen-Led Effort to Increase Food Security

December 18, 2018

If your refrigerator and pantry shelves are stocked, food security is not something you spend much time thinking about—unless you are Darci Bultje.

Vegetable, Community Garden

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Food

Linking nutrition education, physical activity and food preparation is a great way to help families and children learn how to eat healthier and improve wellness.

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Garden Clubs & Associations

Novice gardeners and master gardeners share a love of and respect for nature, which is one of the many reasons why they naturally seek out like-minded individuals to organize clubs or associations.

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SDSU Extension Welcomes Nicholas Ciaramitaro, AmeriCorps VISTA Member

December 19, 2018

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

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Food Plot Program Provides Supplemental Pheasant Habitat

December 18, 2018

When considering land management options for upland bird habitat, a major limiting factor landowners often find is nesting cover.

Conservation

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Local Foods Legislation Introduced

Consumers who want to know more about where and how their food is raised are creating a bigger voice nationally. The increasing sales of local foods provides a bright spot for agriculture and a way to bring young farmers into agricultural production.

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Cattle Bedding and Food Safety

When most people think of farm animals, a picture of Old MacDonald’s Farm likely comes to mind with fluffy, bright yellow piles of straw in and around a barn. Cattlemen may look at bedding as just another chore along with feeding, watering, and doing health checks that promotes the well-being of the animals to grow and produce high quality food.

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Farmers Market Food Safety: At the Market

Displaying food and produce safely requires attention to reducing the risk of contamination.

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South Dakota Requirements for Selling Home-Canned Processed Foods at Farmer’s Markets

Once a raw fruit or vegetable is processed or not intact, South Dakota law requires that certain regulations must be followed in order to ensure the safety of the product