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Corn Stalk Rental Rates

Corn stalk acres have long been a source of feed for livestock producers. But how much should producers charge to graze them, and what factors should they consider when developing a rental agreement?

Tom Hausmann gives a briefing before the burn, while Greg Schmitz listens with the rest of the burn crew.

Range Roundup: Partnership Between Absentee Landowner and Rancher Allows for Pasture Renovation

Properly maintained pastures require ongoing, cooperative and mutually beneficial processes planned by landowners and renters, especially if the owners are absentee. Learn some key considerations for starting the process.

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Register now for fall series of SDSU Extension Annie’s Project in Britton

September 20, 2023

Women in agriculture have another chance to take part in the South Dakota State University Extension Annie’s Project for women in agriculture.

Producer analyzing and grading a cow.
Oct 16

Annie's Project @ Britton

SDSU Extension will host Annie's Project, a workshop series focusing on women involved in agriculture, on October 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13, and 20 at the Marshall County Community Building (909 S. Main, Britton, SD 57430).

Three generations of a family farm standing in a field

SDSU Extension continues Sustaining the Legacy conferences for farmers and ranchers

September 12, 2023

From successfully transferring operations to the next generation to providing for children who didn’t stay on the farm or ranch, South Dakota State University Extension’s Sustaining the Legacy program can help.

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SDSU Extension cohort programs offer immersive experiences for emerging producers, entrepreneurs and community leaders

August 31, 2023

In addition to providing training on specific topics and skills, SDSU Extension’s cohort programs help people overcome challenges to build their support network and develop a deep knowledge base.

The newest SDSU Extension cohort program, Emerging Sheep Producers, started in September 2022.

Producers reviewing paperwork in a farm office.


Modern agriculture requires savvy financial planning and strategy.

Two ranchers observing a herd of cattle at pasture.
Jan 09

Sustaining the Legacy @ Mitchell

SDSU Extension will host a three-day estate planning and farm succession conference on January 9, 16 and 23, 2024 at the SDSU Extension Winner Regional Center (1800 E. Spruce St., Mitchell, SD 57301).

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Dec 05

Sustaining the Legacy @ Winner

SDSU Extension will host a three-day estate planning and farm succession conference on December 5, 12 and 19, 2023 at the SDSU Extension Winner Regional Center (325 S. Monroe St., Ste. 125, Winner, SD 57580).

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Nov 02

Sustaining the Legacy @ Pierre

Join SDSU Extension and industry professionals for a three-day estate planning and farm succession conference on November 2, 9 and 16, 2023 at the SDSU Extension Pierre Regional Center (412 W Missouri Ave, Pierre, SD 57501).