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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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First Dakota National Bank eTrading Education Lab offers experience employers are looking for

SDSU prides itself on offering students a variety of experiential opportunities. One of those opportunities has been giving students the experience employers are searching for. The Ness School of Management and Economics is home to the First Dakota National Bank eTrading Education Lab.

Precision Ag project brings interdisciplinary collaboration between South Dakota and Vermont

South Dakota State University is well known for its leadership in agricultural research and innovation. This work often depends on active collaboration with researchers in other fields.

Students win business plan competition with aims to improve shelf life of produce

South Dakota State University students Matthew Cole, Logan Wolf, Nolan Lee, Jordan Traub-Jensen, and Kendal Schreier won the Second Annual Brookings Student Business Plan Competition recently held at the Research Park at SDSU.