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Modern agriculture requires savvy financial planning and strategy.

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South Dakota Agricultural Land Market Trends

The 2023 South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Farm Real Estate Market Survey is the 33rd annual survey of agricultural land values and cash rental rates by land use and quality in different regions of South Dakota.

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Oral Leases Renew on September 1, 2022

Oral leases for agriculture ground in South Dakota automatically renew on September 1, 2022. However, if either party wishes to make changes to the components of the oral lease, written notice must be given by the September 1 deadline.

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SDSU Extension to Host Workshop Series for Next Generation Land Seekers

July 27, 2022

SDSU Extension will host online workshops for beginning farmers and ranchers looking for land. The series takes place every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. CDT/5:30 p.m. MT from Sept. 1-Oct. 20.

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South Dakota Ag Land Soil Tables Tool

The Ag Land Soil Tables Tool allows users to view soil data and download data by county to further understand the soil rating system. It can help appraisers make baseline agricultural land assessments and determine if adjustments from baseline are needed.

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SDSU Extension Increases Access to Sustaining the Legacy Conference

September 23, 2021

Starting in the fall of 2021, SDSU Extension will host two-day Sustaining the Legacy Conferences in five different locations across the state of South Dakota.

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SDSU Extension Survey Shows Uptick in State Cropland Values

August 18, 2021

The 31st annual survey examines agricultural land values and cash rental rates by land use and quality in different regions of South Dakota. 

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SDSU Extension to Host Another Round of Workshops for Next Generation Land Seekers

December 22, 2020

According to the USDA 2017 Census of Agriculture, one in four producers is a beginning farmer with 10 or fewer years of experience.

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South Dakota Land Use Trends (2012-2017)

Significant education efforts for natural resource conservation have occurred in South Dakota during the last five years. Many stakeholder groups have brought awareness for soil health and water quality to the forefront.

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SDSU Extension to Hold Workshops for Beginning Farmers/Ranchers Looking for Land

August 04, 2020

SDSU Extension will host Farmland for the Next Generation, an eight-week virtual workshop series, beginning August 31.