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Department of Animal Science Launches New Animal Science Student Ambassador Program

The Department of Animal Science at South Dakota State University has launched an Animal Science Student Ambassador program.

SDSU’s Southeast Research Farm Annual Meeting on January 26 to feature latest crop and livestock research

Corn rootworms, rye for finishing hogs, the 2021 growing season and wheat nitrogen management are just a few of the topics to be discussed at South Dakota State University’s Southeast Research Farm Annual Meeting to be held virtually on January 26 beginning at 1:00 p.m. “Farmers tuning in to this webinar will pick up the latest on climate trends in our area, corn planting date work, NPK managemen

Christina Bakker named SDSU Extension Meat Science Field Specialist

SDSU Extension has selected Dr. Christina Bakker to serve as a meat science field specialist. Bakker, originally from Lake Benton, Minnesota, finished her Ph.D. in animal science in May from SDSU.

SDSU Extension to expand opioid education program

Strengthening the Heartland, an SDSU Extension program that provides free seminars to increase awareness and knowledge about opioids among youth and adults in rural South Dakota, will be expanding its programming. Strengthening the Heartland has delivered opioid-related programming to nearly 35 South Dakota communities in the last two years, according to SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Spe

New South Dakota Mesonet weather station installed in Campbell County

The state’s weather network, the South Dakota Mesonet at South Dakota State University, has installed a new weather station near Mound City in Campbell County with the support of the Campbell County Conservation District. “The Campbell County Conservation District stepped up to support this station and we’re glad to be working with them,” said South Dakota Mesonet Director Nathan Edwards. Acco

Dr. Jessie Juarez new faculty coordinator for Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jessie Juarez recently joined South Dakota State University’s new Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine as the faculty coordinator. Juarez comes to SDSU from Iowa State University, where she was a clinical assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine. “I am excited for the opportunity to be a part of the development of a new professional veterinary program,” Juarez says.

SDSU Livestock Judging Team member wins national judging contest

South Dakota State University’s Livestock Judging Team member Tyler Bush won the National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest held at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky, on November 16. Bush achieved high individual overall and high individual in reasons, competing against students from 19 universities.

Statistician assesses agricultural data to increase productivity

Assistant professor Hossein Moradi is helping precision agriculture faculty efficiently, accurately assess variables affecting yield.

SDSU Extension to assess farm-ranch stress statewide

SDSU Extension faculty will conduct a statewide comprehensive needs assessment to find more ways to help agricultural producers deal with stress through a new U.S. Department of Agriculture program.