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SDSU Department of Animal Science Welcomes New Faculty and Staff Members

Six faculty and staff members joined the South Dakota State University Department of Animal Science during the fall 2021 semester. Those individuals include: Dr. Warren Rusche, assistant professor and SDSU Extension Feedlot Management Specialist Dr. Eric Weaver, assistant professor in swine nutrition Dr.

Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science Welcomes New Faculty

The Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science at South Dakota State University welcomed two new faculty members during the fall 2021 semester. Dr. Gazala Ameen joined the department as an assistant professor and Dr. Shyam Solanki came on board as a research associate III. Dr. Gazala Ameen After receiving a bachelor's degree in horticulture at Acharya N.G.

SDSU Crops Judging Team Receives High Honors at National Contests

The South Dakota State University Crops Judging Team finished third and fourth at the two national finals collegiate crops competitions held last fall. The team placed fourth at the Kansas City Royal Contest held Nov. 16 and third at the National Collegiate Crops Contest held in Ames, Iowa, Nov.

South Dakota State University Announces 2021 Eminent Leaders in Agriculture, Family and Community

The South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and College of Education and Human Sciences will recognize three individuals as the Eminent Leaders in Agriculture, Family and Community during a banquet on January 28 at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center in Brookings, South Dakota.  The 2021 Eminent Leaders in Agriculture, Family and Communit

SDSU Recognized for 20 Top Programs in the U.S.

Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online/on-campus program rankings and higher education planning, has included South Dakota State University in its list of programs assessed for 2022.

The South Dakota State University Center of Excellence for Bison Studies Hosts the BISON Exhibit

The Center of Excellence for Bison Studies at the West River Research and Extension facility located in Rapid City, South Dakota is hosting BISON: A traveling exhibit exploring the past, present, and future of this great North American mammal.  The traveling exhibit is currently located at the West River Research and Extension facility at 711 N Creek Dr. in Rapid City.

Precision ag research initiatives to build innovation ecosystem

Using precision agriculture and natural resource data to increase the efficiency, profitability and sustainability of crop and livestock production—that vision is driving research initiatives to build an ecosystem to fuel innovation that benefits the state’s largest industry. The momentum and excitement surrounding the Raven Precision Agriculture Center, which opened in fall 2021, has triggered e

USDA FSA working to include bison herds affected with Mycoplasma in livestock assistance programs, carcass disposal assistance also available

Producers Urged to Inform Local FSA Offices of Mycoplasma Related Death Losses Leadership at USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) have responded to a request from National Bison Association to find a new path for relief for bison producers affected by Mycoplasma infection and mortality.

High-speed internet crucial to rural small businesses

Small-business owners see access to high-speed internet as being crucial to economic development in rural South Dakota, according to a small pilot study conducted by researchers in South Dakota State University’s Ness School of Management and Economics. A survey in five small communities in eastern South Dakota showed 94% of business owners recognized how important high-speed internet is to their

SDSU Livestock Judging Team Named Reserve National Champions

The South Dakota State University Livestock Judging Team was named the reserve national champion team at the National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest held at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 15.