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Ness School of Management and Economics

The Ness School of Management and Economics offers students a high-quality education and excellent job placement opportunities. Our 30 full-time faculty members teach a broad range of courses in economics and related business disciplines, including finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, strategic management and marketing. 

We conduct research in economics (applied micro- and macroeconomics, money and banking, and policy analysis), agricultural economics and agribusiness (agricultural marketing and trade, farm and ranch management, land valuation, agricultural policy and rural development, and natural resources/environmental issues), and business economics (entrepreneurship, finance, management, and marketing); and we provide extension, outreach and general service programs in economics, management, and taxation

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South Dakota Land and Lending Conference takes place Friday

The inaugural South Dakota Land and Lending Conference will take place Friday at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls.

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South Dakota producers reap rewards of cover crops

The longer farmers use cover crops, the more likely they are to see the benefits and to use the conservation practice on a higher percentage of their farmland, according to a survey of eastern South Dakota producers.

South Dakota producers see benefits of conservation tillage

A survey of producers in central and eastern South Dakota shows the benefits they see from adopting conservation tillage.