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Admission Passes Available for Read & Win during the South Dakota State Fair
Admission passes are now available for the Read & Win program during the 2021 South Dakota State Fair, Thursday, September 2 – Monday, September 6.


South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Today, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources officially begin serving South Dakota as the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR).


Red Wilk Construction Tuff Hedeman Bull Bash Makes a Return to the State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair is excited to announce the Red Wilk Construction Tuff Hedeman Bull Bash is returning to the State Fair grandstand on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, and Thursday, September 2, 2021.


South Dakota State Fair Announces Dustin Lynch to Play at 2021 State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair and C&B Operations are proud to announce country music star Dustin Lynch to perform at the State Fair grandstand on Saturday, September 4. Ross Ellis will open.


Grant Opportunity for Urban and Community Forestry
Funding for new community forestry projects is available through South Dakota’s 2021 Urban and Community Forestry Comprehensive Challenge Grant program.


DENR Announces More Than $69 Million for Statewide Environmental Projects
Today, the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced the Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $69,445,450 for water, wastewater, and solid waste projects.


South Dakota State Fair Announces Jon Pardi to Play at 2021 State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair and Legend Seeds welcome Jon Pardi to the South Dakota State Fair grandstand on Sunday, September 5, 2021.


Governor Noem Outlines Framework for $5 Million in Coronavirus Relief Funds For South Dakota Meat Processors
Today, Governor Kristi Noem laid out a framework for up to $5 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to assist South Dakota meat processors expand capacity to respond to market and workforce disruption due to COVID-19.


Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant Applications Now Open
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division (SDWF) announces the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grant application period is now open.


South Dakota Wildland Fire Urges Landowners to Make Sure Recently Burned Brush Piles are Extinguished
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division urges landowners who recently burned brush piles to monitor them to be sure they are completely extinguished.


Governor’s Ag Ambassador Nominations Sought
Governor Noem is seeking nominations for the 2021 South Dakota Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award.


Teachers Encouraged to Enter South Dakota State Fair Education Division
The South Dakota State Fair Education Exhibitor Book is available at www.sdstatefair.com for teachers to download and enter their students’ class, art, photography, or writing projects.


Make Plans For The 2021 South Dakota State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair, the state’s premier fair event, invites everyone to the fairgrounds this summer for the 2021 State Fair.


Grant Funds Available for Specialty Crop Advancement
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is pleased to announce Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funds are available for specialty crop advancement.


Absinth Wormwood Added to the Statewide Noxious Weed List
The South Dakota Weed & Pest Control Commission added Absinth wormwood, also known as wormwood sage, to the statewide noxious weed list.


South Dakota State Fair Commission Elects New Chairman
The South Dakota State Fair Commission held its annual meeting Tuesday, January 19, 2021, and elected Faron Wahl as chair and Jamie White as vice-chair.

2021 South Dakota Wildland Fire Academy Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the 2021 South Dakota Wildland Fire Academy to be held in Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, on March 18-21, 2021.