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Department of Animal Science

Building the educational foundation for future leaders in the animal industry

Tomorrow's animal and natural resources industries leaders gain the educational foundation they need in the Department of Animal Science. These future leaders study under a dynamic faculty who not only teach but also set the pace with important research and aggressive outreach via Extension.

Throughout our curriculum, a student-centered focus allows ample room for growth and success, including scholarship opportunities and several enterprising clubs.

With our multi-disciplinary approaches towards production efficiency, product enhancement and natural resources management, both our undergraduate and our graduate students gain strong skill sets. Graduates of our program see career options unfold in a diverse and growing range of employment areas, from animal-related industries to natural resources management.

Many graduate students devise their own research, or partner with faculty in our many facilities and laboratories, to solve the challenges of 21st century animal agriculture and environmental stewardship.

News of the Department of Animal Science (NODAS)

Our Animal Science Department newsletter is archived by the library on OpenPRAIRIE.

 

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SDSU researchers to present at American Society of Animal Science meeting

South Dakota State University researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, and SDSU Extension experts will present a variety of research results at the virtual meeting of the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Section on March 8 - 10.

Wool Team

Wool Judging Team Wins Black Hills Stock Show Contest

The South Dakota State University Wool Judging Team won high overall team at the first Black Hills Stock Show Collegiate Wool Judging Contest held Feb. 5. The team also placed first in placings and reasons, second in grading and third in the value-based divisions.

Faculty honored for excellence in extension, research, teaching and service

Faculty in the SDSU College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences were recently recognized for excellence in extension, research, teaching and service by the SDSU Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture.