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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...

10-year CAFES tradition honors contributors to agriculture

10-year CAFES tradition honors contributors to agriculture

Samantha Anderson, Reporter April 13, 2021

The 10th annual Ag Day is set for April 22, and this year’s theme focuses on being “ag proud” and sustainability in the future. “We worked really hard as an executive team, and we really want...

New Precision Ag building anticipated to open in June

New Precision Ag building anticipated to open in June

Emily Matejka, Reporter April 13, 2021

Construction of the Raven Precision Agriculture Center is tentatively set to finish this June, allowing the first classes to be held there in fall 2021. The completion of the building will allow South...

Record turnout at annual cattle show brings in local, national showmen

Record turnout at annual cattle show brings in local, national showmen

Samantha Richert, Reporter (She/Her) March 16, 2021

The college-run Jackrabbit Memorial Jackpot Show had its largest turnout this past weekend, hosting a variety of cattle showmen. The Jackrabbit Memorial Cattle Show is put on by the Block and Bridle Club...

Noem creates Dept. of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Noem creates Dept. of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Katelyn Winberg, Reporter (She/Her) February 9, 2021

Gov. Kristi Noem signed an executive order Jan. 12 to merge the Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Hunter Roberts, the intended head of the...

Farmers faced wild, yet hopeful, ride in the commodity markets in 2020

Farmers faced wild, yet hopeful, ride in the commodity markets in 2020

Samantha Anderson, Reporter February 9, 2021

Corn and soybean producers hung on tight this past year during an unusually wild ride in the agricultural commodity markets. “Farming is high risk. We’re basically gamblers,” Clark Grannes, a...

Berg Agricultural Hall prepares for renovations next fall

Berg Agricultural Hall prepares for renovations next fall

Nicole Hudson, Reporter February 2, 2021

Berg Agricultural Hall, home to the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES), will begin building renovations in the fall of 2021. The first and second floors of the building will...

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