Skip to main content


Winner High School 4-H Science of Agriculture Team

Teens Answer Questions Through Research & Compete in Science of Agriculture Event

January 10, 2019

South Dakota teens applied research methods to answer real-world questions impacting our state's number one industry of agriculture through SDSU Extension 4-H Science of Agriculture project.

4-H Physical Sciences, Technology & Engineering Project, Science of Agriculture

Teen boy and adult male reviewing specimens under magnifying glass.

Science of Agriculture

View all science of agriculture resources.

screened image of South Dakota State University campus with News text

SDSU Extension Garden & Canning Hotlines Available to Answer Questions

December 18, 2018

Answers to South Dakotans' questions are just a phone call away.


four girls standing in a field after playing a few

Teens Master Life’s Circus at Teen Leadership Conference

October 02, 2019

The SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development program held the annual Teen Leadership Conference on June 3-7 in Brookings. The conference theme was “Mastering Life’s Circus.”

4-H Teen Leadership Conference

Two side-by-side field plots. The left field has corn planted, and the right has soybeans.

Field Studies: Replicated Comparisons vs. Side-by-Side Comparisons

How should a basic study be set up or laid out in the field? One very common approach is to divide a field in half and compare the halves or possibly compare two fields in close proximity and see which variety or practice yields highest. This approach can end with very misleading results because of the variability that exists across a field or fields due to many factors.

Teen boy and adult male reviewing specimens under magnifying glass.

Science of Agriculture - Quick Start Guide and Topics

Use this guide to navigate the complete Science of Agriculture program; from recruiting team members all the way through celebrating at the end of the season.

female 4-H youth reviewing paperwork at a table

4-H Consumer Decision Making Judging Project

When shopping, how do you choose which item is the best? Consumer decision making (CDM) judging is comparing items and deciding which is better and why.

an logo for the 2019 Teen Leadership Conference

Register for 2019 Teen Leadership Conference Today

April 15, 2019

The South Dakota State 4-H Ambassador team invites all teens, ages 13 to 18, to attend the 2019 4-H Teen Leadership Conference (TLC) held on the South Dakota State University campus, June 3-7, 2019.

4-H Teen Leadership Conference