Oct 21, 2016Registration Deadline Approaching-- Students Encouraged to Attend
Oct. 28 is the deadline to register for the pre-events sessions of the South Dakota Local Foods Conference in Mitchell.Farmers Encouraged to Respond to ARMS II Survey
The US Department of Agriculture is conducting a survey targeting pest management.
Oct 20, 2016Fire Hazard and Fuels Mitigation Cost-Share Program
With the season changing in the Black Hills, now is the best time to lower the risk of catastrophic fire to your property.
Oct 17, 2016Celebrating National Forest Products Week, Oct. 16- 22, 2016
Oct. 16-22, 2016, is "National Forest Products Week."
Oct 13, 2016Connecting Agriculture: A Rewarding Time of Year
Along with the changing of the colors, bawling calves and matured crops mean harvest is here.
Oct 12, 2016Grants Available to 4-H Clubs and FFA or FCCLA Chapters
The application deadline is quickly approaching for the Building Our South Dakota Rural Communities (BOSDRC) grant program through the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA).
Oct 11, 2016SD Ag Chat: SDDA Taking Input on Draft Managed Pollinator Protection Plan
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is taking input on its draft Managed Pollinator Protection Plan.
Oct 07, 20162016 South Dakota Agriculture Common Thread Brochure Available
Some of the most up to date information about agriculture in South Dakota (SD) is available in the latest South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s (SDDA) “the common thread” brochure.
Oct 06, 2016Correctly Planted Trees Can Save You Money
In the correct location, a tree or trees can look nice and save you money. Learn more in the SD Ag Chat.
Sep 30, 2016Grants Available to 4-H Clubs and FFA or FCCLA Chapters
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) announces that grant funding is now available through the Building Our South Dakota Rural Communities (BOSDRC) grant program.
Sep 29, 2016SD Ag Chat: Cancer Navigation Center Provides Free Service to All
A new cancer navigation center is providing free information and support for residents of South Dakota.SD State Fair Shows Strong Numbers
A solid start to the fair, coupled with increased campers and numbers in the open class livestock programs and 4-H, laid the foundation for a strong gate attendance at the SD State Fair.
Sep 27, 2016SD Ag Chat: InternViews
Getting youth involved in agriculture is a priority for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.
Sep 23, 2016Department of Agriculture Seeking Input on Pollinator Plan
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has drafted a Managed Pollinator Protection Plan outlining efforts to protect honeybees, improve hive health, improve habitat and facilitate communications between beekeepers, landowners and crop producers.Financial Assistance Available for Organic Certification
Organic agriculture producers and processors in South Dakota processors have until Nov. 15, 2016, to apply for a rebate of up to 75 percent of the cost of their organic certification.
Sep 21, 2016SD Ag Chat: Windbreaks Need Care Too
Windbreaks can be found all across South Dakota.
Sep 14, 2016South Dakota Farm & Ranch Families Honored for a Century or More on the Land
Eighty farm and ranch families who have owned their land for a century or more were honored at the 2015 South Dakota State Fair, receiving a Century Farm or Quasquicentennial Farm award from the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA).Scholarship Prizes Available for Resource Conservation Speech Contest Winners
Contestants in the 2017 state finals of the Resource Conservation Speech contest will be eligible to win a total of $2,300 in college scholarships.
Sep 08, 2016South Dakota Local Foods Conference in Mitchell, Nov. 3-5
The 2016 South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) is scheduled for Nov. 4-5, at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell, S.D.SD Ag Chat: Midway Provides Thrills, Squeals and Ferris Wheel for SD State Fair
The theme for this year’s South Dakota State Fair was “Thrills, Squeals and Ferris Wheels.”SD Ag Chat: The Courtesy Behind the Carts
What started out with fewer than a handful has grown to around two dozen.
Sep 06, 2016Nordby Exhibit Hall Dedicated
A dedication ceremony for the Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community was held Sunday, Sept. 4, during the 2016 South Dakota State Fair. Hundreds of supporters, donors, volunteers and 4-H families turned out for the event.
Aug 30, 2016Buy Your SD State Fair Grandstand Tickets Early to Save on Gate Admission
The 2016 South Dakota State Fair is just around the corner. Fair goers are reminded that any grandstand tickets purchased by Wednesday, Aug. 31, will include free gate admission.Fun and Games for the Nordby Exhibit Hall
The South Dakota State Fair Foundation invites fairgoers to take part in multiple opportunities to win prizes and cash during the State Fair in Huron, taking place Sept. 1-5.
Aug 29, 2016Variety of Themes and Sponsors at SD State Fair
This year’s South Dakota State Fair, which runs Sept. 1-5, includes several themes and day sponsors.Connecting Agriculture
It has been an exciting two months settling in as South Dakota’s Secretary of Agriculture.
Aug 26, 2016Underground Research Lab to Host Activities at SD State Fair
Staff from the Sanford Underground Research Facility will host a variety of activities during this year’s South Dakota State Fair.
Aug 25, 2016Dedication of the Nordby Exhibit Hall
The Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community will be dedicated during a ceremony Sunday, Sept. 4, at 4 p.m. during the 2016 South Dakota State Fair.“Astonishing Ag Articles” Coloring and Art Contest at State Fair
South Dakota Value Added Agriculture Development Center, South Dakota Ag in the Classroom and South Dakota Farm Bureau are holding a coloring and art contest in conjunction with the 2016 South Dakota State Fair.
Aug 23, 2016Ways to Save Money at the State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair offers several ways to save money during the fair.
Aug 19, 2016Rodeo and Western Events to Be Held at SD State Fair
A full schedule of rodeo and western events will be held in the Hippodrome and the North Arena during the South Dakota State Fair.Team Penning and Ranch Rodeo Added to SD State Fair
A team penning and ranch rodeo have been added to the South Dakota State Fair’s performance horse schedule, making for a full schedule of events in the Hippodrome and North Arena.SD Ag Chat: Helping the Bees
The bee population on the decline. In this SD Ag Chat, hear how we can help bees overcome some of the challenges they face.Classic Car and Antique Tractor Parade Added to State Fair
A parade has been added to the classic car show and antique tractor show at this year’s South Dakota State Fair.
Aug 15, 2016SD State Fair to Host Chili Challenge and Pork Butt Battle
The South Dakota State Fair is seeking entries for the Jack’s Campers Chili Challenge and the Pork Butt Battle sponsored by Advanced Bio Energy and SD Pork Producers.
Aug 11, 2016Coal Canyon Fire: Remembering Five Years Later
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division is using the five-year anniversary of the fatal Coal Canyon fire in Fall River County to remind all firefighters about safety.SD Ag Chat: USDA Rural Development Helps Build SD
USDA Rural Development offices provide financial and technical assistance aimed at encouraging growth in non-urban part of the United States.
Aug 10, 2016SDDA Available to Answer Questions at Dakotafest
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture encourages farmers and ranchers to stop by the SDDA booth during Dakotafest.
Aug 08, 2016Applications Available for Mountain Pine Beetle Survey and Marking
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Division of Resource Conservation and Forestry will begin accepting applications for 2016-17 Mountain Pine Beetle survey and marking services from Aug. 15, 2016, through Sept. 16, 2016.Pay it Forward at the SD State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair is partnering with businesses and organizations to provide free admission to the fair for those in need or to random people on Monday, Sept. 5.
Aug 04, 2016Gov. Daugaard Declares Aug. 7-16 Farmers Market Week in SD
To celebrate the increasing number of local food producers in the state, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has declared Aug. 7-13, 2016, Farmers Market Week in South Dakota.SD Ag Chat: Planning is Key During a Drought
Dry conditions dominate much of South Dakota and the state’s Drought Task Force has been activated.
Aug 03, 2016Cheese Sculpting Demonstration Coming to the State Fair
While common to many fairs across the Midwest, cheese sculpting is making its debut at the South Dakota State Fair this year.
Jul 29, 2016Deadline for South Dakota 100 and 125 Year Farm & Ranch Recognition Coming Up Fast
The deadline is quickly approaching for South Dakota families who have owned land for 100 or 125 years, to be honored at this year’s Farm & Ranch Recognition Program at the State Fair, Thursday, Sept. 1.State Fair to Host Dole Canned Fruit Dessert Baking Competition
The South Dakota State Fair has teamed up with Dole to find the best dessert in South Dakota using Dole canned fruit.Aug. 5 Deadline for Urban and Community Forestry Grant
The deadline to apply for a 2016 Urban and Community Forestry Comprehensive Challenge Grant is quickly approaching.
Jul 27, 2016Elite Youth Rodeo Contestants to Compete at SD Timed Event Championship at State Fair
The sixth annual South Dakota Timed Event Championship sponsored in part by Panhandle Slim, Double D Western, Producers Hybrids and Iverson Featherlite will be held Sept. 3-4 in Huron at the South Dakota State Fair.