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Students who served on the 101st Little International Committee in front of the new barn.

The 101st Little International

Brielle Ruen, Reporter April 9, 2024

The 101st version of South Dakota State’s Little International went off this past weekend to rave reviews from student leaders who organized the livestock show. More than 2,000 high school students...

State students travel to Commodity Classic in Houston

State students travel to Commodity Classic in Houston

Sam Moser, Ag Reporter March 31, 2024

Twenty-one SDSU students recently attended the Commodity Classic in Huston, Texas where students engaged in agricultural discussions and events including “everything from politics to down on the farm.” Commodity...

SDSU Dairy Club members display cheese blocks placed in boxes shortly before selling them. Members gathered at the Davis Dairy Plant and cut down 20 pound blocks of cheese into 30 chunks.

Lucrative fundraiser

Sam Moser, Reporter January 30, 2024

SDSU’s Dairy Club sold over 8,000 pounds of cheese and recorded a two-year high gross income during its annual cheese box fundraiser. The fundraiser began earlier than previous years with sales opening...

Dairy research facility closes after financial difficulties

Dairy research facility closes after financial difficulties

RuthAnne Homes, Reporter January 24, 2024

SDSU Dairy Research and Training Facility is due to close at the end of June 2024 after several financial challenges.   CAFES Dean Joe Cassidy sent out an email on January 16 informing students that...

SDSU announces closure of Dairy Research and Training Facility

SDSU announces closure of Dairy Research and Training Facility

Danesa Willson, Reporter January 18, 2024

South Dakota State University announces the Dairy Research and Training Facility will close in June 2024. Dr. Joseph Cassady, the dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science,...

SDSU granted research in sustainable agriculture

Katelyn Winberg, Reporter April 18, 2023

                South Dakota State University researchers and students will study ways agriculture can change to meet the challenges...

The display titled Moving Items shows the typical things families would carry with them as they moved.

Museum exhibit details life during the Dust Bowl

Alyssa Berentschot, Reporter March 7, 2023

A new exhibit called “Drowning in Dirt: Joseph Hutton and the Dust Bowl” officially opened in the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum to the public Feb. 27. The museum will house the exhibit...

Hemp crops gaining traction in South Dakota

Hemp crops gaining traction in South Dakota

Greta Goede, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2023

Next week there will be metings designed to educate farmers about hemp. It’ll help them decide whether they want to jump onto a bandwagon on one of the state’s newest crops in Coleman and Flandreau.  The ...

Women surpass men in university animal science majors, reflect national growth in field

Women surpass men in university animal science majors, reflect national growth in field

Chloe Risse, Reporter January 25, 2023

As many South Dakota residents know, this state is a little different when it comes to agriculture. It is not rare for women to be hands on and working on an operation.   Women make up 30% of producers...

AGCO Industry Day Connects Students with Employers

AGCO Industry Day Connects Students with Employers

Madison Weishaar, Reporter October 4, 2022

Undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences attended the AGCO Industry Day event last Wednesday at the Raven Precision Agriculture Center. AGCO Corporation,...

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...

President Barry Dunn addresses State FFA Convention attendees while outgoing State FFA Treasurer Paige Lehrkamp, left, and outgoing State FFA Sentinel Trinity Peterson look on.

State FFA returns to Frost Arena

Chloe Risse, Reporter April 27, 2022

Over 2,400 high school FFA students were on South Dakota State University’s campus this week to compete in 16 different contests at the 94th annual State FFA Convention, April 24-26. The CDE (career...

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