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 the College of Natural 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.
2022 Field Days
The South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at SDSU will host a series of field days this summer at research farms across the state. The field days will highlight research happening on the farms and include presentations and demonstrations by SDSU Extension specialists and SDSU faculty.
- June 29 - West River Field School
- June 30 - Dakota Lakes Research Farm Field Day
- July 28 - Cottonwood Field Station Precision Ranching Technology Field Day
- July 12 - Southeast Research Farm Field Day
- July 14 - Northeast Research Farm Field Day
For more information on the Agricultural Experiment Station and its research, contact us or check out SDSU's Open PRAIRIE:
SDSU Open PRAIRIE - Public Research Access Institutional Repository and Information Exchange
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
Director & Associate Dean for Research
- Missy Vande Weerd
Assistant to the Director