BROOKINGS, S.D. - The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association and SDSU Extension are seeking input from commercial producers.
BROOKINGS, S.D. - SDSU Extension and area partners will host the 18th Annual Precision Ag Conference in Huron on Feb. 15, 2017. The event will be held at the Huron Event Center (100 4th St SW) and begins at 8 a.m. with registration.
BROOKINGS, S.D. - As South Dakota faces yet another winter storm, the climate outlooks for early spring have been released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) which allows us to look to the end of the 2017 winter season. "Precipitation outlooks for the next three months show higher likelihood of wetter than average conditions through April for the western and northern regions of the state," said Laura Edwards, Acting State Climatologist & SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist.
BROOKINGS, S.D. - February 3, 2017 is the Conservation Stewardship (CSP) program deadline to apply for Fiscal Year 2017. Since signup is continuous, ag producers can visit their local USDA Service Center to submit an application. However, applications not submitted before this deadline will have to wait until FY2018 for their application to be considered.
BROOKINGS, S.D. - The Southeast South Dakota Experiment Farm will host its Annual Meeting Jan. 31, 2017 at the Bridges of Beresford (601 S 7th Street) from 1 to 3:15. The afternoon program will include a welcome from Al Novak, Chairman, Southeast Farm Board of Directors and the following presentations: Soil Health and Productivity, led by Shannon Osborne, Research Agronomist, USDA-ARS; No-Till in High Moisture Soils, led by Nick Vinje, Red River Valley Producer;
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Pregnancy check day is one of the most important days on the ranch.
BROOKINGS, S.D. - SDSU Extension recently released its new land use report, Quantifying Undisturbed (Native) Lands in Eastern South Dakota: 2013, which takes a comprehensive look at all historic and current land use in eastern South Dakota in regard to native or virgin sod that potentially remains. "This project was initiated in response to the continued conversion of grasslands for cropping and other uses and the multiple reports that have been published in recent years focused on land use," said Peter Bauman, SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist.
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Although winter weather conditions are extreme, with adequate feed and water supplies South Dakota livestock are designed to withstand these frigid temperatures, said Alvaro Garcia, SDSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Director & Professor.
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Multiple educational opportunities will be available to those working in the pork industry during the South Dakota Pork Producers Council Annual Pork Congress will be held in Sioux Falls January 11 and 12, 2017 at the Ramkota Inn in Sioux Falls (3200 W Maple St, Sioux Falls, SD 57107).
BROOKINGS, S.D. - SDSU Extension Hosts Low Stress Cattle Handling for Safety and Success Workshop in Beresford Feb. 24, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.