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, Food and Environmental 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 South Dakota 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 or check out SDSU's Open PRAIRIE:
Open PRAIRIE is the South Dakota State University public access institutional repository (IR). The IR supports the strategic mission of the library, the institution, and the University’s status as a land-grant institution. The repository allows public access to information, resources, and the scholarly and creative output of the University. The repository provides permanent storage of institutional materials and a peer-reviewed publishing platform for faculty and student research.
- Bill Gibbons
Interim Director & Associate Dean for Research
- Missy Vande Weerd
Assistant to the Director
Join us for 2019 Research Station Field Days
Dakota Lakes Research Farm Field Day - June 27
Southeast Research Farm Field Day - July 9
Northeast Research Farm Field Day - July 11
West River Research Farm Field School - July 16
Volga Research Farm Field Day - July 18 *cancelled due to wet conditions
Southeast Research Farm Forage Field Day - August 7