The Collegian

Three SDSU Students Receive National Dairy Scholarship

Three SDSU Students Receive National Dairy Scholarship

March 28, 2018


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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES NEWS RELEASE BROOKINGS, S.D. - Three South Dakota State University students are recipients of 2018 National Dairy Herd Information Association scholarships from among a total of 22 students nationwide. Dillon Gratz of Atwater...

Ag industry strives for improved communication

Ag industry strives for improved communication

Katie Berndt

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As I write this month’s column I am sitting on a plane to Washington, D.C., headed to the Agriculture Future of America Policy Institute. The conference invites college students from across the country to our nation’s capital to discuss current policy issues, the common mission to feed the world...

Ag Day celebrates longstanding history

Katie Berndt

March 21, 2018


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The eighth Annual Campus Wide Ag Day is Tuesday, March 27, and this year’s event lineup is more elaborate than ever. What started as a small get-together for students grew into a full week of events advocating and educating others about agriculture. Ag Day is organized by the Ag and Bio Prexy...

Students create unique cheese flavors

Students create unique cheese flavors

Sharon Tritz

March 14, 2018


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Becki Cochran was looking to be different when she developed her idea for a new cheese flavor at the South Dakota State University Davis Dairy Plant. Mission accomplished. Cochran, a senior dairy manufacturing student and dairy plant employee, mixed Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey with mild cheddar...

First Dakota National Bank donates $500,000 to precision agriculture project

First Dakota National Bank donates $500,000 to precision agriculture project

March 1, 2018


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First Dakota National Bank has pledged a $500,000 donation to support the construction of a precision agriculture facility at South Dakota State University. The donation will help support students who are pursuing the first four-year precision agriculture degree offered by a land-grant university in...

Get to know 95th Little ‘I’ Manager Kendrah Schafer

Get to know 95th Little ‘I’ Manager Kendrah Schafer

Haley Halvorson

February 28, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Chasing after a pig outside of the Animal Science Arena, hand fitting a sheep to perfection and raising the famous red barn — just a few things students encounter when participating in Little International. Little “I” is a 95-year-long tradition at South Dakota State University. From March...

Ag-vocating 101: five tips to educate others about agriculture

Ag-vocating 101: five tips to educate others about agriculture

Katie Berndt

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As an agricultural communications major, one of the most common topics of conversation between my peers and me is how to educate others about agriculture. While we have had some formal education in communication, many of our friends and family interested in ag have not. In some cases, their passion...

Return to school delayed for student who suffered farm injury

Return to school delayed for student who suffered farm injury

Garrett Ammesmaki

February 7, 2018


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Francesca “Frannie” Feekes was greasing the bearings of a fertilizer tender, when it rumbled to life in May last year, at the Archer Coop Grain Co. in Archer, Iowa. After finishing one side, she was waiting for her coworker to bring a ladder to continue her work. “I was raised on a farm...

Little ‘I’ mixes old traditions with new

Little ‘I’ mixes old traditions with new

Grace Lommen

February 7, 2018


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Little International is back again for its 95th year at South Dakota State. Along with Little “I” classics, two new events have been added to this year’s itinerary: a community outreach program called “iLead” and a barbecue contest. “I’m very excited about it. It should be a way...

Fit for job: Ag & Bio instructors work, teach in fields of their surnames

Fit for job: Ag & Bio instructors work, teach in fields of  their surnames

Katie Berndt

January 31, 2018


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There’s nothing better than feeling like an ideal fit for a job; but for some professors in the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, the position suits more than just their qualifications. Throughout the college, professors can be found with names reflecting their field of study. Merriam-Webster...

Cattle withstand winter chill when you can’t

Cattle withstand winter chill when you can’t

Katie Berndt

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In my friends’ winter Facebook posts I often see a familiar sight: a small calf lying on the floor of an entryway or bathroom, wrapped up in blankets next to a heater, usually with a small child seated close by to comfort the chilly bovine. It always reminds me of my childhood on the farm. It’s...

SDSU home to nation’s first precision ag degree, new facility

Alison Durheim

January 24, 2018


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South Dakota State University is investing resources in a new $55 million building that will be home to the nation’s first four-year degree program in precision agriculture. The degree is growing rapidly. In 2016 there were only eight students in the major now there are now 57 students majoring...