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Private Pesticide Applicator Testing Available Online
Due to the spread of COVID-19 all remaining South Dakota private pesticide applicator in-person trainings will be replaced by online testing.

Announcing the 2020 Wildfire Awareness Month Coloring Contest
Wildfire Awareness Month takes place in May of 2020 in the State of South Dakota. To kick it off, South Dakota Wildland Fire is calling all kids, ages 3-12, to showcase their artistic abilities in the 2020 Wildfire Awareness Month Coloring Contest.


Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants Now Open
Grant applications for the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program will be accepted from March 16 to April 30, 2020.


Governor’s Ag Ambassador Nominations Sought
Governor Noem is seeking nominations for the 2020 South Dakota Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award.


Enhanced Fire Danger Today through Sunday
Enhanced fire danger is expected today through Sunday across western and southern South Dakota.


April 6 Deadline for Urban and Community Forestry Grant
South Dakota communities, non-profit organizations, and tribes are encouraged to apply for the 2020 Urban and Community Forestry Comprehensive Challenge Grant.


Governor Announces South Dakota Conservation Commission Appointments
Governor Kristi Noem has appointed Doug Hansen of Webster, Charlie Moe of Rosebud, Bill Coburn of Spearfish, and Dusty Rodiek of Brookings to the State Conservation Commission.


Funds Available for Specialty Crop Advancement
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) announces that funds will be available for Specialty Crop Block Grants.


2020 South Dakota Wildland Fire Academy Registration Open
Registration is now open for the 2020 South Dakota Wildland Fire Academy which will be held in Fort Pierre, South Dakota on March 19-22. The academy is hosted by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division with assistance from their federal partners.


South Dakota State Fair Looking for Artists and Authors to Feature
The South Dakota State Fair is seeking interested artists and authors to be showcased during the fair in the Arts and Education Building.


Governor’s Ag Ambassador Nominations Sought
Governor Noem is seeking nominations for the 2020 South Dakota Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award.


South Dakota State Fair Announces Dustin Lynch to Play at 2020 State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair and Legend Seeds are proud to announce modern country music, top of the charts artist, Dustin Lynch to perform at the State Fair grandstand on Saturday, September 5.


South Dakota State Fair Announces Charlie Daniels Band and Marshall Tucker Band to Play at 2020 State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair is proud to announce that the Fire on the Mountain Tour with the Charlie Daniels Band and Marshall Tucker Band will make the South Dakota State Fair grandstand a stop on Friday, September 4, 2020.


Williams and Ree to Perform at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in March
The South Dakota State Fair is excited to host Williams and Ree at the Nordby Exhibit Hall on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds on Friday, March 13. Comedian Mark Gramm will open for Williams and Ree.


Become a Kansas City Barbeque Society Certified BBQ Judge or Table Captain
The annual Original South Dakota BBQ Championships, held in conjunction with Wheel Jam on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds, is a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned event. To judge a KCBS sanctioned event, judges must be a certified KCBS judge.


South Dakota Department of Agriculture Seeking Summer Interns
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is seeking to fill several paid internships for the summer of 2020.