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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...

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...

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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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Professor retires after 33 years

Katelyn Winberg, Reporter October 5, 2021

After 33 years of teaching at South Dakota State University, Padu Krishnan decided it was time for retirement.  “There’s something else out there for me,” Krishnan said of his decision.  Krishnan...

SDSU student Sadie Vander Wal earns prestigious agriculture award

SDSU student Sadie Vander Wal earns prestigious agriculture award

Adrienne Lipinski, Reporter (She/Her) September 28, 2021

An SDSU agricultural communications major recently won a highly competitive scholarship award that will help achieve her career goals of promoting agriculture. Sadie Vander Wal, who is also majoring...

Thune, Carr speak on importance of internet for future of SD Ag

Thune, Carr speak on importance of internet for future of SD Ag

Brock Brown, Reporter (He/Him) May 7, 2021

South Dakota State University had U.S. Sen. John Thune and Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr impressed by the new Raven Precision Agriculture Center. Thune and Carr were...

Gifford wins election for 99th Little I Assistant Manager

Gifford wins election for 99th Little I Assistant Manager

Adrienne Lipinksi , Reporter (She/Her) April 27, 2021

For nearly 100 years, Little International, South Dakota State University’s two-day livestock event, has been led by a team of two students: the general and assistant managers. Each year an election...

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