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SDSU’s Southeast Research Farm Annual Meeting on Jan. 28 to Feature Latest Research

Climate trends for 2020, growing and feeding rye, fallow syndrome and more topics will be discussed at South Dakota State University’s Southeast Research Farm Annual Meeting on Jan. 28 beginning at 12:45 p.m. “We expect this to be a very good program for farmers in the southeast South Dakota area,” said Peter Sexton, SDSU Southeast Research Farm Supervisor.

Farm Credit Services of America Establishes an Endowed Faculty Position in Swine Production at South Dakota State University

Farm Credit Services of America has committed to establishing an endowed faculty position in swine production in the South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. The $1.5 million gift will support the nation's first endowed position in swine production. The endowment was announced at South Dakota’s 51st Annual Pork Congress Jan.

Havard named January’s Civil Service Employee of the Month

Kimberly Havard has been named South Dakota State University’s Civil Service Employee of the Month for January. Havard, who serves as a facility worker at Hansen Hall, will be honored at 2 p.m. Jan. 30, in the Caldwell Hall lobby. “The dedication and loyalty with which she comes to work is really appreciable and out of the box,” said Ankit Kaushik, a student co-worker of Havard’s.

4 generations of SDSU grads / Halbkats, of Webster, named Family of Year

Spanning four generations with SDSU branches on both sides of the family tree, the Jack and Mary (Bowar) Halbkat (Halb—kat) family of Webster has been named the 2020 Family of the Year at South Dakota State University. The Halbkats were selected by the South Dakota State University Alumni Association in cooperation with Staters for State, the student alumni organization.

Bring ideas to Brookings Area Idea Competition

The 13th annual Brookings Area Idea Competition is now open and taking entries from residents, including South Dakota State University and high school students, providing the chance to win a total of $2,500 in cash prizes. The 2020 contest, hosted by Brookings Economic Development Corporation, encourages entrepreneurs, innovators, creative thinkers and basically anyone with a good idea to partici

PCB printer to enhance student experience, faculty research

The Brookings Economic Development Corporation is excited to continue supporting South Dakota State University student and faculty innovation opportunities by providing access to a printed circuit board printer.

Bonnemann to present 'Got Electricity? How Power Changed Dairy Manufacturing'

Howard Bonnemann, former manager of the SDSU Dairy Plant, presents “Got Electricity? How Power Changed Dairy Manufacturing,” a program at the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28.

Amino acid supplement improves cow health, milk composition

Supplementing a cow’s diet with methionine, an amino acid, for 30 days after calving can improve feed intake and milk quality, according to a study done by assistant professor Johan Osorio. Now he is examining the nutrigenomic interactions that make this happen.

SDSU researcher to examine bear harvest rates in Pennsylvania

Assistant professor Rob Lonsinger of the Department of Natural Resource Management will assess factors affecting female bear harvest rates in north central Pennsylvania through a more than $140,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Finalists chosen for South Dakota Art Museum director position

Finalists for the position of director of the South Dakota Art Museum will visit the South Dakota State University campus in the next two weeks. While on campus, the candidates will meet with university administration, deans, faculty, staff and students.