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Growing South Dakota

Growing South Dakota is published several times throughout the year by the SDSU College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.

Previous Issues

Spring 2021 (Published June 2021) 

This issue contains the 2020 SDSU Extension Annual Report and 2020 South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Annual Report.

Summer 2020 (Published July 2020)

This issue focuses on academic programs, including the impact of COVID-19 from the student perspective, Q & A with 2020 graduates, advice for students from our alumni and the recent achievements of our students and alumni.

Spring/Summer 2020 (Published June 2020)

This issue contains the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station 2019 Annual Report.

Winter 2020 (Published January 2020)

This issue contains the SDSU Extension 2019 Annual Report.

Summer 2019 (Published August 2019)

This issue focused on academic programs and experiential learning opportunities, as well as judging team highlights, information about the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine, and numerous student and faculty awards. 

Winter 2019 (Published February 2019)

This issue contains the SDSU Extension 2018 Annual Report and the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at SDSU 2018 Annual Report. 

Summer 2017 (Published July 2017)

The 2016 SDSU Extension Annual Report included information on a multi-state network to enhance water stewardship, the Master Gardener program, various youth outreach programs and the Proactive Program that assists ag producers and lenders with essential management topics. 

Summer 2016 (Published July 2016)

This issue focused on developing the nation’s leading precision agriculture initiative for education, research, and outreach.

Spring 2016 (Published March 2016)

The 2015 SDSU Extension Annual Report included information on the newly launched Contours program, forming South Dakota’s first food hub, and establishing the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition.

Winter 2016 (Published January 2016)

Articles in the Winter 2016 magazine is the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station 2015 Annual Report focused on Beef Reproduction and Efficiency, Addressing Saline and Sodic Soils, and Opportunities For Carinata Explored.

Fall 2015 (Published October 2015) 

Articles in the Fall 2015 magazine focused on showcasing academic programs and experiential learning opportunities as well as information on the new e-Trading Lab, student organizations, and 93 years of Little International.

Summer 2015 (Published November 2015)

This issue included articles on new facilities & degree offerings, the need to modernize ADRDL facility, collaboration between producers and researchers guides research farm efforts and McCrory Gardens celebrates 50 year Anniversary.

Spring 2015 (Published April 2015)

The 2014 SDSU Extension Annual Report included updates on health education programs for South Dakota, resources for Farmers' Markets, highlights of multicultural programs and information about innovative new tools.

Winter 2015 (Published January 2015)

This issue contained the 2014 Research Annual Report and highlighted research programs in the areas of innovation, energy, food science and conservation as well as new designations for SDSU in technology and innovation.

Fall 2014 (Published October 2014)

The fall issue featured spotlights on academic programs, career outlooks for ag & bio students and a new institute to support efforts in science, technology, engineering and math as well as profiles on learning and leadership.

Summer 2014 (Published July 2014)

The Summer 2014 issue commemorated SDSU Extension's 100-year history with articles on how SDSU Extension has changed lives as well as preparing for the future, advancing agriculture with the Precision Ag Program and growing global citizens through international learning opportunities.

Spring 2014 (Published April 2014)

The annual report for SDSU Extension included information on the program's changes over the past two years as well as articles on iGrow, regional extension centers, and updates on a number of programs through SDSU Extension.

Winter 2014 (Published January 2014)

This issue focused on the 2013 Annual Research Report for the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. In addition, you can read features on food safety, a multi-hybrid planter, and a study analyzing the effects of cow nutrition on meat quality 

Fall 2013 (Published October 2013)

Our fall issue included details on the college's summer youth camps, the plant science department's research efforts, and the new cow-calf facility funding campaign.

Summer 2013 (Published July 2013)

This issue included articles on 106 years of SDSU's Cottonwood Field Station research as well as features on Oak Lake Field Station, Investigating in Agriculture & Biological Sciences, and South Dakota 4-H.

Spring 2013 (Published April 2013)

This issue included articles on SDSU's nutrition-related research as well as features on nesting needs of pheasants, students mastering marketing techniques through a unique class, and opportunities for oilseed research.

Winter 2013 (Published January 2013)

The winter 2013 issue highlighted the partnerships and collaborations occurring across South Dakota as SDSU's College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences moves forward with its mission of teaching, research, and Extension outreach. This issue also included a special pull-out section featuring the Agricultural Experiment Station's Annual Report.

Fall 2012 (Published October 2012) 

Growing SD featured an SDSU study crediting farmers for conserving soil and sequestering more corn. This issue also included a special pull-out section featuring a snapshot from the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences academic programs, Agricultural Experiment Station, and SDSU Extension.

Summer 2012 (Published June 2012)

We celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act in 2012. This issue of Growing SD includes information on this milestone for land-grant universities plus featured articles on gardening programs, a talented team of entomologists, and high-tech teaching.