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Dr. Angela Pillatzki named head of the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and Director of the South Dakota Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory

The South Dakota State University Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences welcomes Angela Pillatzki as the new department head and director of the South Dakota Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL). As department head, Pillatzki will oversee the daily operations of the ADRDL and Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences while working with faculty and staff to e...

The SCN Coalition receives PRSA Silver Anvil Award

Soybean cyst nematode awareness campaign moved more farmers to actively manage the pest The Public Relations Society of America awarded its Silver Anvil Award for excellence in issues management to The SCN Coalition and MorganMyers at PRSA’s annual award ceremony, held May 19 held in New York City’s Edison Ballroom. The entities were recognized for moving more soybean farmers to actively manage...

SDSU Winter Wheat Variety Wins US Wheat Quality Council 2021 Millers Best of Show Award

Sunish Sehgal, associate professor in the Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science and winter wheat breeder at South Dakota State University, has devoted his career to helping South Dakota producers diversify their cropping systems and increase profitability by developing new wheat varieties every year.  Most recently, Sehgal released a hard red winter wheat variety, SD Midland, whi...

SDSU researchers working to fill in educational gaps for rural students

In the United States, roughly one-sixth of all K-12 students attend rural school districts. These students face many challenges and are often hampered by both a lack of funding and resources.  Two South Dakota State University researchers have begun working to help “fill in the gaps” that rural students might be missing in their education.

Cassady named dean of SDSU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Joseph Cassady has been named the South Dakota Corn endowed dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at South Dakota State University.

South Dakota State University’s Dakota Lakes Research Farm to Host Field Day on June 30

South Dakota State University’s Dakota Lakes Research Farm will host its annual field day on June 30, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. (CST). Two field tours will be offered, each lasting about 1.5 hours.

Scholarships Available for Wizipan Leadership & Sustainability Program at the Indian University of North America at Crazy Horse

South Dakota State University, The Indian University of North America and the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation have joined together to offer a 15-credit leadership and sustainability certificate program, referred to as Wizipan, that focuses on Indigenous knowledge and narratives. Wizipan is the Lakota term of Wachante Hecha Wizipan, meaning “the heart of everything that is.” The program is offered...

Stethoscope Ceremony Honors SDSU Students Accepted to Veterinary Schools

Fourteen South Dakota State University pre-veterinary students who were accepted to Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programs starting fall 2022 were honored on April 29 at the 11th Annual South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association (SDVMA) and SDSU Stethoscope Ceremony.  “We acknowledge the long path and scholarly activity that students have accomplished to get to this point – by graduating a...

Ground Works/SD Ag in the Classroom to hold first-ever education and agriculture conference at SDSU

South Dakota’s agriculture industry leaders and teachers will join forces this summer to develop new strategies for teaching students the importance of agriculture. The first South Dakota Education & Agriculture Conference will take place June 8-9 at the Raven Precision Agriculture Center at South Dakota State University.

South Dakota State University Animal Science Students attend Academic Quadrathlon

South Dakota State University animal science students participated in the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Academic Quadrathlon held in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska March 13-14. The SDSU team consisted of Emily Nold, sophomore animal science student from Rutland, South Dakota, Grady Gullickson, senior animal science student from Flandreau, South Dakota, Aidan Friesen, junior animal scien...