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Hemp crops gaining traction in South Dakota

Hemp crops gaining traction in South Dakota

Greta Goede, Assistant News Editor January 31, 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 24, 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 26, 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...

Front row, from left: Dalton Hower, COdy Gifford, Grady Gullickson, Logan Tesch. Middle row: Adrienne Lipinski, Zoey Schentzel, Cara Teigum, Sadie VanderWal, Tessa Herman, Anna Karrels. Back row: Karmen Sperr, Nathan Linke, Trevor Frost, Emmitt Bickett, Evan Wittry, Aaron Linke, Leona Meyer.

Meet the Little I executive team

Chloe Risse, Reporter March 29, 2022

It takes a lot of time, commitment and volunteers to run the “largest student-run two-day agriculture exposition in the country.” Over 150 South Dakota State University students make up the 99th Little...

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...

Judging team places second in national contest

Judging team places second in national contest

Adrienne Lipinski, Reporter (She/Her) January 26, 2022

Another season turned into another year of accomplishments for South Dakota State University’s general livestock judging team. This year’s team rounded out its season at the National Collegiate...

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Precision ag grads: Where are they now?

Adrienne Lipinski, Reporter January 11, 2022

On the corner of Medary Avenue and Campus Drive North, sits the new Raven Precision Agriculture Center, the home center to many majors and minors, one being precision agriculture. In fall 2016, 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...

POET Bioproducts Institute will drive economic growth

POET Bioproducts Institute will drive economic growth

Sam Schauer, Reporter November 16, 2021

South Dakota State University, the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and POET celebrated the planned POET Bioproducts Institute at the Research Park in a ceremony last week in Brookings. The...

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...

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