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SDSU Brookings Campus Weather Related Announcement

The South Dakota State University campus will be closing from 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31 until 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, due to the Blizzard Warning that will go into effect 7 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. on Saturday morning.  SDSU will then return to the normal weekend schedule on Saturday morning. Only essential employees as deemed by their supervisors will report to work during the closure hours. On Friday morning, ensure you continue to monitor the weather and work with your supervisor or instructor on your individual travel concerns. For additional closure information please check the Emergency Management website

Local Foods Education Center

Students harvesting vegetables

The Local Foods Education Center is a novel approach to addressing food security in South Dakota. The 1.2-acre outdoor classroom is located on Medary Avenue on the northern edge of the SDSU campus.

The outdoor classroom is over an acre in size and is fully dedicated to student and public teaching. It emphasizes hands-on field experience, with small-scale food production and distribution practices, ecosystem sustainability and consumer access to a safe and stable food supply.

Consumer demand for food that is locally produced, marketed and consumed is generating increased interest throughout the United States. As interest grows, so do questions about modern production techniques and best management practices. Consumers who prefer locally grown food also care that it is grown in an environmentally acceptable manner. Students who use the Local Foods Education Center will learn organic production techniques, low-volume irrigation. The center also includes habitats to support bees and butterflies.