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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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Record retention, domestic student enrollment stabilizes SDSU’s headcount

Figures released today by the South Dakota Board of Regents showed enrollment at South Dakota State University to be 11,405 students.

Zippia has ranked South Dakota State University as the best total package college in South Dakota

Zippia ranks SDSU as the best total package college in state

Zippia has ranked South Dakota State University as the best total package college in South Dakota.

“South Dakota State's affordable cost, student outcomes and good job prospects earned the university its top spot,” said Zippia’s Kathy Morris, who serves as its head of content.

Beef Bucks, Inc. Commits $20,000 to Scholarships for Students Entering the South Dakota State University Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine

Beef Bucks, Inc. has committed $20,000 in scholarship funds for students entering the South Dakota State University Professional (DVM) Program in Veterinary Medicine. Over the course of four years, Beef Bucks, Inc.