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South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station

Welcome to the office of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station! 

Our research mission is to find solutions to current problems, as well as opportunities for tomorrow. The new knowledge created from our research enhances the quality of life in South Dakota through the beneficial use and development of human, economic, and natural resources. Our research mission is one of the cornerstones of a land grant university. In addition to enhancing the quality of life in our state, our research directly supports the teaching programs offered by the College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences, the College of Education & Human Sciences, and the educational program delivered by SDSU Extension.

With six field stations and more than 17,000 acres of land across the state devoted to scientific exploration, the Agricultural Experiment Station is the largest public and privately funded research organization in the state. Since 1887, we have used science to find solutions to pressing problems, and identify new opportunities for our state.

For more information on the Agricultural Experiment Station and its research, contact us:

Daniel Scholl

Interim Dean & Director                       

Bill Gibbons 

Interim Associate Director & Associate Dean for Research


CY Wang

Assistant Director & Associate Dean of Research and Extension


Missy Vande Weerd 

Assistant to the Director 


Angie Ritter

Program Assistant



Upcoming Research Station Field Day

South Dakota State University researchers conduct ongoing studies in real-life settings at field stations operated by the South Dakota Ag Experiment Station across the state.  The unique locations of each of these research facilities allow for diverse research that is responsive to the needs of the farms and ranches, businesses and lives of South Dakotans.   

September 7 SDSU Southeast Experiment Station Time TBD

29974 University Road, Beresford, SD 57004

Contact: Peter Sexton  605-563-2989

Partnership with SDSU Extension

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Teaching, research, and extension. These are the three cornerstones of a land grant institution. The unique yet related missions reach back to the time of Abraham Lincoln and the Morrill Act, assuring that SDSU will seek science-based solutions for problems. Research findings from the Agricultural Experiment Station are delivered by SDSU Extension to the people of South Dakota. 

US Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

View South Dakota State University research activities for the United States Department of Agriculture; with a focus on the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant programs.