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Beef Bucks, Inc. Commits $20,000 to Scholarships for Students Entering the South Dakota State University Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine

Beef Bucks, Inc. has committed $20,000 in scholarship funds for students entering the South Dakota State University Professional (DVM) Program in Veterinary Medicine. Over the course of four years, Beef Bucks, Inc.

Animal Science Graduate Students Receive International Research Awards

Two South Dakota State University graduate students in the Animal Science Department received top honors at the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) research competition held virtually this summer.

Maddie Weninger Named Recipient of 2020 National Association of Agricultural Educators Upper Division Scholarship

Maddie Weninger, a senior from Howard Lake, Minnesota, studying agricultural education and Spanish at South Dakota State University, has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Upper Division Scholarship.  The NAAE Upper Division Scholarship is awarded to 20 students nationwide who are pursuing a degree in agricultural education.

New Center of Excellence to Advance Bison Research, Knowledge

Collaborative Commitment among South Dakota State University, Bison Organizations The future of America’s national mammal continued to brighten this week as officials from South Dakota State University, the National Bison Association and the National Buffalo Foundation formally launched the Center of Excellence for Bison Studies, to be headquartered at SDSU’s West River Research and Extension f

South Dakota State University’s Northeast Research Farm Offers Virtual Field Day Content

Due to health concerns surrounding COVID-19, the South Dakota State University Northeast Research Farm Field Day content is available to the public via a virtual format this year.

Study seeks to increase adoption of soil conservation practices

Farmers who make soil health a priority are more likely to rotate three or more crops and to graze livestock on cropland, according to a survey of producers in South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska. The survey examined why some agricultural producers prioritize soil health and how to encourage more producers to adopt these conservation practices, according to assistant professor Tong Wang of So

SDSU food scientist increases protein, fiber in steamed bread

Professor Padu Krishnan is increasing the protein and fiber content of steamed bread by incorporating up to 15% food-grade dried distillers grain.

The South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum received South Dakota Humanities CARES Act Grant

The South Dakota Humanities Council CARES Act Grant allocated $14,050 to the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum. The grant will be used for student salaries and for expenses related to altering the galleries to better accommodate social distancing and for equipment to reduce the spread of COVID-19. “This grant came at a critical time for the museum.

From Combat to the Classroom

Combat veteran and recent SDSU alum, Wyatt Brown, seeks to blend his two passions for the military and horticulture to help local veterans transition back into society. Growing up in rural Wakefield, Nebraska, Wyatt Brown was surrounded by conventional agriculture.

Internships Accelerate Career Interests for Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department Students

For junior precision agriculture student Josh Ihnen, agriculture was not exactly where he thought he would find a career for himself. However, the combination of being drawn to the industry through his cousin’s family farm and his love for understanding how things work helped the nontraditional student from Tulare, South Dakota, realize that precision agriculture was the perfect path for him.