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SDSU West River Research and Extension

The SDSU West River Research and Extension in Rapid City is the western front door to South Dakota State University and the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. It is here that academics, research, Extension, and professionalism come together to provide South Dakota, especially western South Dakota, with the agricultural resources and expertise that can breed personal, professional, and community success.

SDSU West River Research and Extension professionals with expertise in agronomy, animal and range science, leadership and community development, economics, horticulture, and 4-H/youth development serve the entire state, but also focus on meeting the needs of western South Dakota producers, communities, families, and youth. In collaboration with these audiences—and in collaboration with private non-profit and public organizations and agencies—research, programming, and services are developed and implemented to build on the assets and address the challenges of those being served.

For more information about the SDSU West River Research and Extension, please email Kristi Cammack or call 605-394-2236.






This center comprises part of the SDSU Agricultural Experiment Station research infrastructure.

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South Dakota State University’s Center of Excellence for Bison Studies expands team

South Dakota State University’s Center of Excellence for Bison Studies welcomes postdoctoral researcher Dr. Jeff Martin. Martin will help the center increase its research capabilities and provide greater support to bison producers in South Dakota.

New Center of Excellence to Advance Bison Research, Knowledge

Collaborative Commitment among South Dakota State University, Bison Organizations

Patricia Johnson retires after 33 years of dedicated work in range science

The second woman in the world to be hired into a range science faculty position, Patricia Johnson served as an essential educator and impactful researcher at South Dakota State University for 33 years.