In South Dakota, our locals grow up to embrace winter in all it's white, fluffy and cold glory. Brookings is no different! Every third weekend in February, area attractions come together to showcase amazing indoor and outdoor winter activities.
Join us for the Winters Farmers Market! A variety of vendors will be selling items such as food and drink, fiber arts, arts and crafts, as well as CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) information.
The Region 1 competition will be held at the Old Courthouse Museum in Sioux Falls, SD.
The Region 3 competition will be held at the Georgia Morse Middle School in Pierre, SD. Project set up runs from 7-9 AM and the contest ends at 3 PM.
The Region 2 competition will be held at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD from 8 AM – 1 PM.
The Region 4 competition will be held at the Harding County School in Buffalo, SD from 9 AM – 3 PM MT.
The state competition will be held at the SDSU Student Union in Brookings, SD.
Please join us during the 96th Little “I” for the Alumni Social at the Agricultural Heritage Museum! Reminisce with others as we remember previous Little “I” contests and enjoy refreshments and fellowship with fellow participants, staff members, or SDSU graduates. This event is free and open to the public, and behind the scene tours of the museum will be available.
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Wyatt Brown, current SDSU student, will speak on his success with producing and using compost and vermiculture. This class is free and open to the public, and we will also be open from 1-5 PM for our first Sunday of the spring season!
Join us in welcoming Eric Bergeson, author of the popular book Successful Gardening on the Northern Prairie, the first comprehensive yard and gardening guide for gardeners in cold climates and alkaline soils. Eric will be discussing his book, gardening, and will have time to answer questions from attendees. This event is free and open to the public.
Stop by the museum to make a special craft for Mom! Museum staff will be available to hand out materials and assist with the craft. The event is free and open to the public.
This class, taught by museum director Gwen McCausland, will focus on the basics of leather crafting. More details including time, location, price, and class size will be published at a later date.
Join us at the museum for a presentation given by Dr. Marius Teritsa, a Fulbright Scholar in residence at SDSU. This event is free to the public, so make sure to come and support our visiting scholar!
Many of Harvey Dunn’s most iconic paintings are on display in Harvey Dunn: Fences, Cows, Plows & Oxen at South Dakota Art Museum through Aug. 11. This exhibition, drawn from the museum’s extensive collection of Harvey Dunn paintings, celebrates the hard-working agricultural backbone of the state of South Dakota.
The FarmHer: South Dakota exhibit will be have a portion not on display April 26, 27 and 28 due to the Dairy Department Investiture program, Eric Bergeson's program "Successful Gardening on the Northern Prairie" and the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Ag-Xploration Gallery chairlift events this weekend. The exhibit will be put back on display in its entirety April 29.
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