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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

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.

4 generations of SDSU grads / Halbkats, of Webster, named Family of Year

Spanning four generations with SDSU branches on both sides of the family tree, the Jack and Mary (Bowar) Halbkat (Halb—kat) family of Webster has been named the 2020 Family of the Year at South Dakota State University. The Halbkats were selected by the South Dakota State University Alumni Association in cooperation with Staters for State, the student alumni organization.

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi inducts 15

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi initiated eligible juniors, seniors and graduate students to its membership at South Dakota State University Dec. 13 in the Hobo Gallery. Eligibility for Phi Kappa Phi is based on class standing. Juniors in the upper 5% and seniors in the upper 10% of their class are invited to membership.

State poet laureate seeks poems about cultural life in South Dakota

If you write poetry about the people, landscapes and cultural life of South Dakota, here's your chance to publish your work in an anthology that S.D. Poet Laureate Christine Stewart is compiling.

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.

Ag Museum Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The South Dakota Museum will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Normal hours resume on Saturday, November 30 at 10 am. Sunday, December 1 is Museum Store Sunday Sale from 1 pm to 5 pm. 20% off sales in-store and online. The first 20 shoppers receive a goody bag. We are also hosting a Holiday Make & Take craft event.

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.

South Dakota Art Museum exhibits encourage empathy

Opening November 1 are two of the seven empathy-building exhibitions in store for South Dakota Art Museum visitors: Amir Fallah: What it Means to be an American and Billie Grace Lynn: White Elephants. These tie to recently opened 1 Roof 2 Airs and Into the Great Unknown: Illustrations by Paul Goble as well as Harvey Dunn: Imagining Others and Afghan War Rugs: the Modern Art of Central Asia. On Dec