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College of Agriculture, Food & 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 & 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.

Academics
 

Academics

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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Research
 

Research

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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Extension
 

Extension

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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College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences Events

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Apr 22

SDSU Ag Day - Ag Proud: Sustaining the Future

University Student Union

College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences News

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Little I winners

SDSU Names 98th Little International Winners

South Dakota State University hosted the 98th Little international in Brookings March 26-27. While 4-H and FFA contests were held virtually this year, collegiate showing and fitting competitions took place in the Animal Science Arena. 

South Dakota producers see benefits of conservation tillage

A survey of producers in central and eastern South Dakota shows the benefits they see from adopting conservation tillage.

2021 Celebration of Faculty Excellence

SDSU faculty recognized for excellence in research, teaching and service

The annual South Dakota State University Celebration of Faculty Excellence recognized faculty members, researchers and scientists Thursday. The event honors faculty members in the university's colleges for outstanding research, teaching and service.