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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

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Science of Agriculture

View all science of agriculture resources.

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4-H Science of Agriculture Coaches

Thank you for expressing an interest in becoming a coach to a 4-H Science of Agriculture Team. We hope that the following information will answer many of the questions about this role.

Teen boy and adult male reviewing specimens under magnifying glass.

4-H Science of Agriculture Mentors

Thank you for expressing an interest in becoming an adult mentor to a 4-H Science of Agriculture Team. We hope that the following information will answer many of the questions about this role.

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4-H Science of Agriculture Response Challenge

January 10, 2019

Enrollment is now open for the South Dakota 4-H Science of Agriculture program. The Science of Agriculture program and contest is designed to expose youth in grades 6-12 to the research process. Winning team members each receive a $1,000 scholarship.

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

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SDSU Extension Garden & Canning Hotlines Available to Answer Questions

December 19, 2018

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

Canning

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.

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Science of Agriculture - Quick Start Guide

This Quick Start Guide is adapted from the University of Minnesota 4-H Science of Agriculture Response Challenge Guide which was modeled after one from FIRST® LEGO® League. This guide is meant to help navigate the complete Science of Agriculture program; from recruiting team members all the way through celebrating at the end of the season, this guide contains suggestions to help along the way.