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Jackrabbit Stampede Rodeo rides into Brookings April 5-6

Jackrabbit Stampede Rodeo rides into Brookings April 5-6

Swiftel Center

March 28, 2019

This story was sponsored by the Swiftel Center. The South Dakota State University rodeo team will kick up the dust at the 65th annual Jackrabbit Stampede Rodeo Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6, at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, SD. Sixteen colleges in the Great Plains Region will bring more th...

Experience at Dairy Bar, plant help students learn

Experience at Dairy Bar, plant help students learn

Danielle Sons, Lifestyles Reporter

March 22, 2019

Nestled behind Berg Agricultural Hall and next to Alfred Dairy Science Hall is the Davis Dairy Plant and Dairy Bar, where people tour, study and enjoy some of the many products that are made here on campus. The South Dakota State University Dairy Bar makes many products like ice cream, cheese, butte...

Netherlands native finds home at SDSU, plans for life-long career in dairy industry

Netherlands native finds home at SDSU, plans for life-long career in dairy industry

Emma Anderson, Lifestyles Reporter

March 20, 2019

Flying over the Atlantic Ocean, Sanne de Bruijn and her family traveled from their home in the Netherlands to the United States in 2004 to pursue their love for dairy. De Bruijn, a junior double majoring in dairy production and dairy manufacturing, moved around several times within the U.S. and ev...

AG-venture for students who study abroad

AG-venture for students who study abroad

Stephanie Nelson, Reporter

March 19, 2019

As Julie Walker hands out and discusses the packing list for the New Zealand excursion the students will go on in a couple of months, the excitement and anticipation in the room grows.  Not only will students be hopping on a plane and flying 8,025 miles across the globe, but they will be off on ...

Campus-wide Ag Day connects SDSU to heritage and industry

Campus-wide Ag Day connects SDSU to heritage and industry

College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences

March 8, 2019

South Dakota State University has long been known for its agricultural heritage. On March 20, 2019, the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) will celebrate its Ninth Annual Campus-Wide Ag Day. This year’s theme, Rooted in Agriculture, invites people to share what keeps...

Former Miss Rodeo South Dakota Credits 4-H

Former Miss Rodeo South Dakota Credits 4-H

Lura Roti, SDSU Extension

February 19, 2019

Riding around the arena displaying sponsor flags and presenting awards - what fans see of a rodeo queen’s job may look effortless. But, behind the scenes, rodeo queens put a lot of hard work, horsemanship and public relations into the role, explains Kay Marrs, who recently handed off the title Miss...

Food Law course new to CAFES

Food Law course new to CAFES

Abby Hopp, Reporter

February 12, 2019

A new course is now being offered by the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences as a result of student requests. Food Law, AGEC 366, is a new face-to-face class taught by Ryan McKnight, an instructor of Law, Management and Real Estate at SDSU. “[SDSU student] Clay Newton was interest...

Flowers for sale for your special someone

Flowers for sale for your special someone

AnnaMarie Sachs, Agricultural Beat Reporter

February 11, 2019

With Valentine's day coming up later this week, some may be panicking on what to get that special someone in their life. Luckily, the Horticulture and Urban Agriculture Club will be selling floral arrangements throughout the day on Thursday, Feb. 14 in The Union across from The Bookstore. They w...

Digging up knowledge: Soil research supports no-till farming

Digging up knowledge: Soil research supports no-till farming

AnnaMarie Sachs, Agricultural Reporter

February 4, 2019

We don’t change our eating habits till we have a heart attack, the same can be said about the condition of our soil health across the nation. Dwayne Beck, a research manager at Dakota Lakes Research Farm and a professor of agronomy horticulture and plant science at South Dakota State University,...

CAFES students find their flavor at hot chocolate social

CAFES students find their flavor at hot chocolate social

Abby Hopp, Agricultural Reporter

January 25, 2019

Pierson lobby was filled with hot chocolate and many clubs and organizations as College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences students try to find which clubs interest them. The CAFES Prexy Council hosted a Hot Chocolate Social hosted Wednesday. “The hot chocolate social is a unique...

South Dakota State University Pork Classic happening Saturday

South Dakota State University Pork Classic happening Saturday

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

January 24, 2019

The South Dakota State University Pork Classic will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019, in Frost Arena on the SDSU campus. “This event highlights the importance of the swine industry and it’s young people to South Dakota,” explained Bob Thaler, Professor and SDSU Extension Swine Specialist. The...

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

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...