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Creative Pieces Wanted for the “Fair”Cycled Art Contest
Fairgoers can show off their creative side in the “Fair”Cycled Art Contest. Entries are currently being accepted for the “Fair”Cycled Art Contest at the 2017 South Dakota State Fair.


Exciting Things Are Happening at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds
Every year, it seems like summer flies by faster than the one before.

Car and Tractor Show planned for SD State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair invites participants to take place in the classic car show and antique tractor show sponsored by Stan’s Inc. on Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3 during the State Fair.


Dicamba Survey Available on the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Website
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) encourages producers that believe they may have experienced damage due to dicamba this year to complete a survey on the department’s website, www.sdda.sd.gov.


Heirloom Recipes Sought
Fairgoers will have the chance to enter a favorite family recipe in the Greater Midwest Foodways Heirloom Recipe Competition at the South Dakota State Fair in the Women’s Building on Sunday, Sept. 3.


SD 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 BioEnergy and South Dakota Pork Producers.


Make Your Voice Heard at the SD State Fair
Local singers can make their voices heard this September at the Dakota Star Talent Competition sponsored by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union at the South Dakota State Fair.


Pay it Forward Day Planned
The South Dakota State Fair is making plans for the second annual Pay It Forward Day.


Deadline for South Dakota 100, 125 and 150 Year Farm & Ranch Recognition is Aug. 11
The South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) will again recognize and honor longstanding South Dakota families at the 2017 South Dakota State Fair.


Deadlines Approaching for SD State Fair Entries
Deadlines for all South Dakota State Fair open class entries are right around the corner. The static entry deadline is Monday, July 31.


Department of Agriculture Pesticide Container Recycling Collection Begins July 10
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) encourages all agriculture producers and businesses to take advantage of free pesticide container recycling collection in 37 locations across the state from Monday, July 10 until Thursday, Sept. 7.

Still Not Time to Treat Ash Trees for EAB—Yet
The recent find of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Alta, Iowa, has renewed interest in the invasive insect.

Connecting Agriculture: Creating an Accurate Drought Monitor
Drought conditions have continued to spread across South Dakota over the past few weeks.


Check Nursery Stock for Japanese Beetle
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is encouraging residents to check any newly purchased nursery stock for Japanese beetle.

SD State Fair and SDSU Athletics Come Together for Ticket Promotion
The South Dakota State Fair and South Dakota State University (SDSU) Athletics have teamed up on a Labor Day weekend ticket promotion.

Be Safe with Fire this Independence Day
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division reminds people to use extreme caution when shooting off fireworks in areas of the state where dry conditions exist.


SD Ag Chat: Windbreaks and Shelterbelts Need Watering Too
Trees and shrubs are feeling the effects of the dry conditions this year in SD.


Presenters Announced for 2017 Governor's Agricultural Summit
The 2017 Governor’s Agricultural Summit will feature discussions on animal health, the current and future agricultural economy, succession planning and innovative South Dakota agriculture businesses.

SD Ag Chat: Honey Bees Do Their Part to Help Feed the World
Worldwide, approximately 1,000 plants grown for food, beverages, fibers, spices and medicines need to be pollinated by animals in order to produce the products people depend on.


Pollinator Week is June 19-25 in South Dakota
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed June 19-25, 2017, as Pollinator Week in South Dakota.


Connecting Agriculture: Finding a Solution to Nonmeandered Water
Growing up in northeast South Dakota, I’ve witnessed the struggle over the non-meandered water issue first hand.


“Thunder at the Fair” Caps Off SD State Fair Grandstand Lineup
The South Dakota State Fair, a division of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, announces “Thunder at the Fair” Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull presented by Lankota and Kibble Equipment on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at 1 p.m.

SD Ag Chat: Grant Funds Help SD Volunteer Fire Departments Do More
In this SD Ag Chat, hear how federal grant funds help these departments protect their service areas.


Lake Area Technical Institute Receives 2017 Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award
Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) of Watertown has been named the 2017 Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award recipient.


Preventing Wildfires on the Farm and Ranch
Because of dry conditions across much of the state, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division (SDWF) urges farmers and ranchers to be prepared in case a wildfire starts while they are baling.


Governor’s Ag Summit Tour Locations Announced
The eighth annual South Dakota Governor’s Agricultural Summit will take place July 12-13, 2017, at the Dakota Event Center in Aberdeen.


June is Dairy Month in South Dakota
The South Dakota dairy industry contributes to the economy both locally and statewide. In recognition of those contributions, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has declared June as “Dairy Month” in South Dakota.


Static Entry Premium Book May Spark Entry Ideas
People have until July 31, 2017 to submit entry forms for the static exhibits contest areas during the South Dakota State Fair.


Connecting Agriculture: Noxious Weeds, Obnoxious to Control
Anyone who has had a garden, a lawn or a corn field knows that weeds are a constant challenge.


SD Ag Chat: SD Beef Producers Send Positive Beef Message to New York
May is Beef Month. In this SD Ag Chat, hear why South Dakota beef checkoff dollars are being used to target consumers in New York.

SD Ag Chat: USDA NASS and Partners Gauge Crop Conditions Each Week
In this SD Ag Chat, hear South Dakota’s state statistician talk about how the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service gathers intel for the weekly crop progress reports.


Wheel Jam Packed with Events
The 14th Annual Wheel Jam will be held June 2-4 at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron.

SD Ag Chat-- Noxious Weeds, Obnoxious to Control
May is Noxious Weed Control Awareness Month. In this SD Ag Chat, hear the state weed and pest supervisor talk about what noxious weeds are and what effect they can have on the land.


SD Fire Departments Awarded Almost $300,000 in Grant Funding
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s (SDDA) Wildland Fire Division has awarded almost $300,000 in grant funds to volunteer fire departments across the state for the state’s 2018 fiscal year.

Original SD BBQ Championships to be Held During Wheel Jam
Over $14,000 in prize money will be given away during the Original SD BBQ Championships June 2-3 on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron.

SD Ag Chat: Firewood Will Be the Most Likely Transporter of EAB to SD
In this SD Ag Chat, hear why firewood is the most likely way the harmful insect will get to South Dakota.


Governor’s Agricultural Summit to be Held July 12 & 13 in Aberdeen
Pre-registration is open for the eighth annual South Dakota Governor’s Agricultural Summit to be held July 12 and 13 in Aberdeen.


Increase Diversity, Plant Trees to Prepare for Emerald Ash Borer
Spring is the best time of year to plant new trees to get them established. With that in mind, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s (SDDA) Resource Conservation and Forestry Division (RCF) encourages South Dakotans to plant different varieties of trees.


SD Ag Chat: Don’t Need Drought Conditions For Wildland Fires to Start
In 2016, almost 4.9 million acres of land in South Dakota were protected from wildfires.

Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week is May 21-27 in South Dakota
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed May 21-27, 2016 as Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week in South Dakota.