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College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Welcome to the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at South Dakota State University! One of eight colleges that make up SDSU, our college has an integral role in fulfilling the land grant mission of the university. In addition to six academic departments, the college is home to both SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. The SDSU West River Research and Extension is a satellite of the college, and serves as center for teaching, research, extension and outreach activities in the western part of the state. The college is the largest at SDSU in terms of student enrollment, faculty and staff and building space.




Students choose our college because we offer a premier agricultural curriculum dispensed by faculty that are committed to student success. Prospective students have over 20 majors and specializations to choose from.

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Researchers in our college are internationally renowned, providing cutting-edge research to fuel economic opportunity. Our research mission is to find solutions to current problems, as well as opportunities for tomorrow.

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SDSU Extension carries South Dakota State’s land-grant mission throughout the state. Our purpose is to foster a learning community environment that empowers citizens to advocate for sustainable change that will strengthen agriculture, natural resources, youth, families and the communities of South Dakota.

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Explore over 20 majors and minors to choose from in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.

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Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Graduate students make up about 10% of the student population across 57 graduate programs and 29 graduate certificates offered at South Dakota State University. Each graduate student is immersed in research and scholarship with the support of their advisor and the Graduate School staff.

Open house to showcase remodeled Berg Agricultural Hall

The South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences will host an open house celebrating the newly remodeled Berg Agricultural Hall from 2:30-4:45 p.m. Friday, April 5.

SDSU Sheep Research and Teaching Unit to host open house March 16

South Dakota State University’s Department of Animal Science is hosting the SDSU Sheep Research and Teaching Unit open house from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16.