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Center of Excellence for Bison Studies

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The Center of Excellence for Bison Studies was formally launched in September 2020 as a partnership between South Dakota State University, the National Bison Association and the National Buffalo Foundation. The Center of Excellence for Bison Studies is headquartered at SDSU’s West River Research and Extension facility in Rapid City.

The 2018 U.S. Farm Bill authorizes the USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture to recognize centers of excellence in research, extension and education in the food and agricultural sciences. The Center of Excellence for Bison Studies is coordinated through SDSU, but will include active participation by researchers and extension officials from other land grant universities, including 1994 tribal land-grant colleges and universities.

The center will focus on research activities to improve bison herd health and the economic viability of both private and tribal bison producers.

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Turner Enterprises, Inc. and Turner Ranches Announce the Launch of the Turner Institute Of Ecoagriculture, Inc. and Collaboration with South Dakota State University Center of Excellence for Bison Studies

Turner Enterprises, Inc. and Turner Ranches announced today the launch of the Turner Institute of Ecoagriculture, Inc. (“Institute”).

South Dakota State University Center of Excellence for Bison Studies Approves Eight Research Projects to Improve Understanding of All Things Bison

A new era in bison research formally began this week as the recently established Center of Excellence for Bison Studies funded eight projects to study topics ranging from ecosystem impact to meat quality.

Climate change a threat to Great Plains bison sustainability

Accelerating climate change throughout the Great Plains may present the next major challenge to bison sustainability.