May 17, 2013Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100 Tickets On Sale May 22
HURON, S.D. – Tickets for the Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100 at the state fairgrounds in Huron will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, May 22, at 9 a.m. CDT.
May 16, 20132013 Governor’s Ag Development Summit: "Agriculture-A Call to Action"
PIERRE, S.D. – Registrations are now being accepted for the Governor’s Ag Development Summit on Wednesday, June 26 in Pierre. This year’s theme is “Agriculture – A Call to Action.”Mountain Pine Beetle Preventative Spraying Demonstration
PIERRE, S.D.-The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) Division of Resource Conservation and Forestry will hold a demonstration for the public next week in Rapid City on preventative spraying for mountain pine beetles and pine engraver beetles.Skoglund Named 2012-13 Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year
PIERRE, S.D.- Mary Rae Skoglund, a kindergarten teacher at McCook Central Elementary in Salem, South Dakota, has been named the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year by South Dakota Ag in the Classroom.
May 09, 2013Growing in Agriculture: South Dakota Families
Mother’s Day is this month. This, my first letter as your Secretary of Agriculture, I’d like to dedicate in memory of my Mom, Karen.Over-Width Fertilizer Application Vehicles Allowed Extended Travel Time
PIERRE, S.D. – Due to cold weather that has caused a delayed planting season, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed an Executive Order to allow over-width fertilizer application vehicles to travel during nighttime hours in South Dakota.
May 08, 2013“Next Generation of Livestock Production” Forums Create Conversation
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Service held forums across the state from January through March to explain South Dakota’s vision for livestock production.
May 02, 2013May is Beef Month
PIERRE, S.D – Time to grill some beef! The summer grilling season is upon us and Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed May as “Beef Month” in South Dakota.
Apr 30, 2013Mountain Pine Beetle Spraying Workshops Held In the Black Hills
PIERRE, S.D. - Three mountain pine beetle spraying workshops will be held in the Black Hills during May.
Apr 29, 2013Speech Contest Winners Announced
PIERRE, S.D.-The 52nd annual State Finals of the Resource Conservation Speech Contest was held at the State Capitol in Pierre on Saturday, April 20.
Apr 25, 2013State Fair & Sherwin Linton Want South Dakota Talent
HURON, S.D. - The Centennial Stage at the South Dakota State Fair is always a popular attraction with the Sherwin Linton Show performing three times daily.Quasquicentennial Farm and Ranch Award at SD State Fair
HURON, S.D. – Farm families who have endured 100 or 125 years of life on the farm or ranch have the opportunity to be recognized during the South Dakota State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 29.
Apr 22, 2013Workshop on Repairing Ice-Damaged Trees and Shrubs
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) will host a damaged tree and shrub workshop at 6:30 p.m. CT on Monday, April 29, at the Sioux Falls Extension Regional Center.
Apr 19, 2013Wildland Fire Academy - A Successful Event
The South Dakota Wildland Fire Division has hosted a Wildland Fire Academy that resulted in 399 National Wildfire Coordinating Group training certificates being issued to participants from 49 local, state and federal agencies.
Apr 18, 2013Governor Proclaims May Weed Awareness Month in South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a proclamation naming May as Weed Awareness Month in South Dakota.
Apr 17, 2013Workshops on Repairing Ice-Damaged Trees and Shrubs
PIERRE, S.D. – The Cooperative Extension Service and South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) hosted a damaged tree and shrub workshop on Tuesday, April 16, at the Sioux Falls Extension Regional Center, and additional workshops are planned for the near future.
Apr 09, 2013Hacksaw Jim Duggan Featured Wrestler at Men's Expo and 3X Live Pro Wrestling
HURON, S.D. - The South Dakota State Fair announces that Hacksaw Jim Duggan will be the featured professional wrestler at the 3X Live Pro Wrestling event at the State Fairgrounds Expo Building.
Apr 02, 2013State Fair Implements New Restrictions on Golf Carts For Safety
HURON, S.D. - The South Dakota State Fair has implemented new restrictions on golf carts for the safety of fair-goers.
Mar 22, 2013Pine Engraver Beetle Flying Soon
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Along with the mountain pine beetle, the pine engraver beetle or ips is another threat to the pine forests in the Black Hills and surrounding forests.
Mar 19, 2013SD Ag in the Classroom Seeks Teacher of Year Nominations
MILLER, S.D.—South Dakota Ag in the Classroom will recognize one outstanding South Dakota teacher for his/her innovative efforts to meet state standards by integrating agricultural concepts into non-agricultural curricula.
Mar 15, 20132013 Wildland Fire Academy Announcement
RAPID CITY, S.D. – South Dakota Wildland Fire will be hosting a wildfire academy March 21-24 in Fort Pierre, SD.
Mar 14, 2013Pine Engraver Beetles A Concern In Urban And Rural Conifer Forests
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Infestations of the pine engraver beetle (Ips pini) are now becoming more pronounced and are being mistaken for Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) infestations in the Black Hills.Financing Beginning Farmers
PIERRE, S.D. - Resources are available at the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) to help young and beginning farmers and ranchers get their start in agriculture.
Mar 13, 2013Tree Farm Inspector Training
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) will host a Tree Farm Inspector Training Workshop in Spearfish.
Mar 08, 2013Win Supper With The Secretary
PIERRE, S.D. – Win supper with South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Walt Bones!
Mar 07, 2013An Ear to the Ground By Walt Bones, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture
South Dakota Department of Ag Celebrates 110 Years
Mar 05, 2013South Dakota Department of Agriculture Serving Producers For 110 Years
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is celebrating 110 years!“The Next Generation of Livestock Production” Forums Revised Schedule
PIERRE, S.D. - “The Next Generation of Livestock Production” Forum scheduled for Monday, March 11 in Belle Fourche has been cancelled.
Mar 04, 2013South Dakota Certified Program
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Certified Enrolled Cattle TM Program now has a very user-friendly database, using Viewtrak Technologies Inc. software which can be found at www.sdcec.sd.gov
Feb 27, 2013South Dakota State Fair Announces Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Marty Stuart
HURON, S.D. –The South Dakota State Fair announces country legends Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers and Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives will perform on Friday, Aug. 30.
Feb 26, 2013Mountain Pine Beetle Spraying Workshops Held In The Black Hills
PIERRE, S.D. - Three mountain pine beetle spraying workshops will be held in the Black Hills during March.
Feb 25, 2013Governor Daugaard Promotes South Dakota Dairy Industry In California
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Dennis Daugaard highlighted South Dakota’s dairy industry in his recent visit to the World Ag Expo.Ag Ambassador Nominations Sought
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations for the South Dakota Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award.
Feb 20, 2013South Dakota State Fair Announces 3 Doors Down
HURON, S.D. –The South Dakota State Fair announces a performance by 3 Doors Down for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.