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A beef cattle during Little I, circa 1940-41, took place at the livestock judging pavillion. It was where the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum is now located.

Little International through the decades

Sage Thompson, Reporter March 28, 2023

Little International has changed over time from then to now. Little I started in 1921 as a small competition, and it grew to be so much more.   Little I was modeled after the Chicago Livestock Expo....

Erin Thomas (left) and Ellory Jacoby , Horse Club members, help with the Horse Club petting zoo last fall.

Horse club grows leaders, community, equine industry

Natalie Beckendorf, Reporter January 25, 2023

The SDSU horse club experiences tremendous growth by going beyond campus grounds to build leaders, serve the Brookings community and promote the equine industry.  Carmen Paulson, SDSU horse club adviser...

Cody Gifford, 100th Little I President

Little I manager continues 100 years of tradition

KATHERINE MOENING, Reporter January 25, 2023

Cody Gifford leads a club that has impacted generations of SDSU alumni for 100 years with the hope of 100 more years to come.  Gifford, a junior agricultural science student, is the manager for the...

‘Fancy Lady Cowgirl’  speaker promotes women in ag

‘Fancy Lady Cowgirl’ speaker promotes women in ag

MaKenna Brouwer, Reporter September 27, 2022

The Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) are  hosting The National ACT Professional Development Conference Sept. 30. The conference will end with Courtenay DeHoff at 7 p.m., which is open to the...

Ag industry leaders, students and faculty gathered in the Raven Precision Agriculture Center for the second Precision Connect event Friday, Sept. 16. Along with breakout sessions, students presented their summer internship experiences.

Precision Connect(s) Students and Industry

Madison Weishaar, Reporter September 20, 2022

Seventy-eight students in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences presented their summer internship experiences at the second annual Precision Connect event Friday, Sept. 16 at the...

South Dakota State University agriculture students get a lesson on South African agricultural practices during a spring break trip to the African nation.

South Africa offers agriculture, wildlife, culture

Max Baloun, Reporter April 26, 2022

Study abroad trip features this lesson: 'Life is lived so differently, yet so similarly, too'   A group of South Dakota State University agriculture students had a once-in-a-lifetime experience...

SDSU and DSU become national leaders with new collaborative CyberAg program

SDSU and DSU become national leaders with new collaborative CyberAg program

Tessa Erdman, Reporter March 22, 2022

A bill signed earlier this month by Gov. Kristi Noem will help create a precision agriculture cybersecurity partnership between South Dakota State University and Dakota State University. House Bill...

Cheese box sales hit all-time high; Dairy Club reaps benefits

Cheese box sales hit all-time high; Dairy Club reaps benefits

Adrienne Lipinski, Ag Reporter (She/her) February 8, 2022

South Dakota State’s Dairy Science Club had a record year selling cheese boxes, and the money earned will pay for club events, community service activities, trips, scholarship memberships and more.  The...

Creative Commons photo by Jim Choate

Labor shortages mean trouble for ag

Sydney Mitchell , Reporter January 11, 2022

The agriculture industry is facing a labor shortage, and this could mean changes in the career opportunities in agriculture.   A labor shortage means that there are not enough people to fill all of...

Kendra Goplin hosted many after school programs on Thursday afternoon, during the lesson pictured above, she demonstrated how to plant Mother’s Day pots.

SDSU agriculture education major wins national award at convention

Adrienne Lipinski, Reporter November 16, 2021

​​An SDSU student who grew up on a crop farm in Wisconsin was a big winner at the 94th National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention last month in Indianapolis. Kendra Goplin, a freshman from...

The steer auction is a tradition of the Beef Bowl event with proceeds going to fund student athletic scholarships.

Partnership between CAFES and athletics continues to benefit students

Adrienne Lipinski, Ag Reporter November 7, 2021

After taking a year off because of the pandemic, an SDSU tradition that has been taking place for 54 years is finally making its way back to campus.  The SDSU football team faced off against and dominated...

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