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Rosemary compound may help postpartum dairy cows

Rosemary and dairy cows could be a winning combination. A natural antioxidant, anti-inflammatory compound found in rosemary plants can improve milk production and possibly help dairy cows weather the stressful post-calving period, according to a small Department of Dairy and Food Science pilot study led by graduate student Tainara Michelotti. “The transition time involves drastic changes in meta

New instrument to help scientists examine molecular interactions

Understanding the interactions among DNA, proteins and other molecules will help scientists improve human and animal health and increase the sustainability of agriculture. Scientists unraveling biological systems have a new state-of-the-art instrument in South Dakota State University’s Functional Genomics Core Facility to analyze molecular interaction, thanks to a three-year, $243,000 National Sc

Eight families donate $2.6 million to First Bank & Trust Arena project

Eight additional South Dakota families have made commitments totaling $2.6 million to First Bank & Trust Arena. The gifts follow the $20 million lead gift for naming rights from First Bank & Trust announced in September and a $10 million gift from an anonymous donor announced in mid-November. The commitments are from: Rusty and Sherry Antonen of Lake Norden. Bowes Construction Inc.

Compounds from soybeans may improve animal health

Antimicrobial compounds that soybean plants produce when threatened by insects, diseases and even drought may help animals stay healthy, thereby reducing the need for antibiotics. “When a soybean is attacked by a pathogen, the plant produces phytochemicals called glyceollins as a defense mechanism,” explained assistant professor Bishnu Karki of South Dakota State University’s Department of Biolog

SDSU Dairy Club Begins Annual Cheese Box Sale

Now through December 5, the SDSU Dairy Club will be conducting the annual holiday Cheese Box Sales.

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“The Thanksgiving Play” brings faculty and student collaboration

State University Theatre is putting on a unique performance, “The Thanksgiving Play,” at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center this week through the weekend. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. from Nov. 18-20. There is one showtime at 2 p.m. Nov. 21. The play focuses on a group of white artists as they create a culturally sensitive Thanksgiving Play.

Anand honored for teaching excellence

By putting his own advice into action, South Dakota State University professor Sanjeev Anand has been recognized for his efforts in the classroom. Anand received the North Central Region for 2021 Excellence in College and University Teaching Awards for Food and Agricultural Sciences by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Boggs named November's Civil Service Employee of the Month

In recognition of her dedication to the South Dakota State University Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jane Boggs has been named the November Civil Service Employee of the Month.   Her reception will be start at 1 p.m. Nov.

POET Bioproducts Institute to transition research to marketplace

A new laboratory will bring researchers from South Dakota State University and South Dakota Mines together with industry partners to transition bench-scale bioprocessing and bioproducts research to the marketplace. The POET Bioproducts Institute “will provide structure and simplicity for private enterprise to collaborate with university scientists to develop products,” according to SDSU Vice Pres