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Speakers talk on value soil health on Jan. 22-23

Speakers talk on value soil health on Jan. 22-23

Marissa Carff, Sponsored Content Manager

January 16, 2019


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This story was sponsored by the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition. The South Dakota Soil Health Coalition (SDSHC) will be holding its 2019 Soil Health Conference Jan. 22 and Jan. 23, free to all current SDSU students looking to learn about improving soil health. Keith Berns is the featured spe...

27th Annual Lamb Bonanza to feature lamb pelts

27th Annual Lamb Bonanza to feature lamb pelts

College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences

January 11, 2019


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The 27th Annual Lamb Bonanza will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 in Frost Arena on the campus of South Dakota State University. “The event showcases the South Dakota lamb and wool industry in conjunction with an afternoon of SDSU basketball,” explained Jeff Held, Professor and SDSU Extension Sheep Spec...

Alumna Wolf-Hall named founding dean of the College of Natural Sciences

Alumna Wolf-Hall named founding dean of the College of Natural Sciences

University Marketing and Communications

November 26, 2018


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Charlene Wolf-Hall, vice provost for academic affairs at North Dakota State University, has been named the founding dean of the College of Natural Sciences at South Dakota State University. Wolf-Hall was selected following a national search. Wolf-Hall earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees...

Quarter scale tractor team: learning through competition

Quarter scale tractor team: learning through competition

Taylor Moline

November 26, 2018


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Student organizations are an important offering that South Dakota State University provides to all students. They can serve all sorts of different purposes and provide plenty of opportunities. One student organization that’s unique from others on campus involves students building a tractor, at ...

Local Foods Education Center donates over 5,000 pumpkins

Local Foods Education Center donates over 5,000 pumpkins

October 31, 2018


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SDSU COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES The South Dakota State University Local Foods Education Center has grown and donated over 5,100 pumpkins to the community, South Dakota State University and McCrory Gardens this fall. Among these, around 2,300 were given to the community...

SDSU students develop skills to grow local food

SDSU students develop skills to grow local food

Ariana Schumacher

October 19, 2018


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Students taking classes in the Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science are learning that growing their own food requires getting a little dirty through an outdoor garden classroom called the Local Foods Education Center. The center is 1.2 acres of land located on Medary Avenue north o...

Raven Precision Agriculture Center breaks ground Saturday

Raven Precision Agriculture Center breaks ground Saturday

Taylor Moline

October 3, 2018


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South Dakota State is the first university in the nation to offer a four-year degree in precision agriculture. This Saturday, the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering is breaking ground on its new $47.6 million Raven Precision Agriculture Center. The groundbreaking will take place ...

Agriculture connects people internationally through common passions

Agriculture connects people internationally through common passions

Katie Berndt

August 29, 2018


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As an intern reporter for the Watertown Public Opinion this summer, I got to interview the diverse and interesting groups of people that I wrote about. One of my favorite stories of the summer was a group of Hungarian agriculturalists who were doing a farm tour of the Midwest.  This experience sticks out to me not only becau...

While you were gone: Five substantial changes at SDSU

While you were gone: Five substantial changes at SDSU

Landon Dierks

August 22, 2018


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SDSU is not the same as it was when students left in May. Campus is constantly evolving, and it can be hard to keep up with the changes. Here are five transformations you may have noticed since returning to campus: Campus construction update Construction continued on the additions to Frost Arena...

Dairy products judging team and intercollegiate dairy challenge team place in top at national contests

Brianna Schreurs

May 9, 2018


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SDSU COLLEGE OF AG AND BIO MEDIA The South Dakota State University Dairy Products Judging Team and Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge Team had noteworthy finishes at their respective competitions this spring. The Dairy Products Judging Team won the national championship at the 2018 Collegiate Dairy Products E...

Cowboy wisdom for those weary of extended winter

Cowboy wisdom for those weary of extended winter

Katie Berndt

April 18, 2018


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It’s the middle of April and I think it’s safe to say we’re all a little tired of winter. There’s perhaps no one more tired of it than our local farmers and ranchers, who are struggling with livestock and planting dates as winter rages on. I’ve put together some wise affirmations from pro...

Precision agriculture improves, modernizes farming industry

Precision agriculture improves,  modernizes farming industry

Brianna Schreurs

April 18, 2018


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Agriculture is becoming increasingly more high-tech. Farmers are not only improving production, but are also bettering the environment. Through data, farmers apply the right amount of inputs of fertilizer, seed and water to achieve high production yields. Environmentally, this is a win, said Bill Gibbons, interim associa...