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Jeffrey Held Retires After 30 Devoted Years Serving the Sheep Industry

For more than 30 years, SDSU Extension Sheep Specialist and animal science professor Jeffrey Held has served as a dedicated advocate for the lamb and wool industry and an essential educator in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at South Dakota State University. “Jeff has been an incredible land grant ambassador to the university, the state of South Dakota, the region and

South Dakota Mesonet Works to Improve Snow and Soil Moisture Data Availability for Flood Risk Assessment

A newly updated weather station near Brookings, S.D. is the first of over 500 stations across the five states of Nebraska, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota to be upgraded or installed to conduct enhanced soil moisture and snow monitoring as part of a cooperative effort with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers led By U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds.

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.

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.

Registration Open for SDSU Beef 2020

SDSU Extension and the South Dakota State University Animal Science Department will host Beef 2020 on Jan. 7-9, at the Animal Science Complex on the SDSU Campus in Brookings.

SDSU Beef Day to be Held Jan. 16

South Dakota State University and SDSU Extension are hosting the first annual SDSU Beef Day on Jan. 16, starting at 10 a.m. in the Club 71 meeting room of the Dana J.

Equine Teaching Facility Provides Programs for American Indian and Veteran Students

This fall, the South Dakota State University Equine Teaching Facility hosted horse handling and riding programs for American Indian students, veterans and current service members. The programs met once a week for six weeks and participants experienced all aspects of horsemanship, including horse handling, safety, health and riding.

SDSU Animal Science Professor Receives USDA Teaching Award

For his engaging teaching methods and commitment to students, South Dakota State University animal science professor Cody Wright is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Excellence in College and University Teaching Award for Food and Agricultural Sciences. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities presented the award to Wright Nov. 10 in San Diego. “Dr.

Stormwater Community Forum at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14th at the Brookings Activity Center

South Dakota State University and SDSU Extension in partnership with the Brookings Sustainability Committee invites interested Brookings residents and business owners to attend a Stormwater Community Forum.  This forum sponsored by the Landscape Architecture Program at SDSU will focus on green stormwater infrastructure practices.  These landscape-based practices reduce stormwater runoff and improv