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Representative Bob Glanzer to be Posthumously Awarded Bob Duxbury Award at SD State Fair
Representative Bob Glanzer will be posthumously awarded the Bob Duxbury Award during the 2021 South Dakota State Fair on Saturday, September 4, at 12 PM at the NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage.


DANR Expands Air Quality Alert to Include Entire State
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) issued an air quality alert for all South Dakota where smoke from wildfires in Canada has settled.


DANR Announces Air Quality Alert for Eastern South Dakota
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) issued an air quality alert for areas of eastern South Dakota where smoke from wildfires in Canada has settled.

Let Your Voice Shine at the Dakota Star Talent Competition
Singers can make their voices heard at the Dakota Star Talent Competition sponsored by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union at the South Dakota State Fair.


DANR Accepting Applications for Water Quality Projects
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) is accepting applications through Oct. 1 for projects eligible for federal Clean Water Act, Section 319 nonpoint source control grants.


Pine Engraver Beetle Numbers Increasing
The pine engraver beetle is taking advantage of downed trees from the May tornado near Custer.


DANR Requests Water Quality Data for 2022 Integrated Report
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) requests water quality data to complete a biennial assessment of South Dakota’s lakes and streams.


Jeff Lakner Named 2021 Governor’s Ag Ambassador
Jeff Lakner of Wessington, SD has been named the 2021 Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award recipient.


DANR Announces Nearly $11 Million for Statewide Environmental Projects
Today, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announced the Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $10,982,600 for water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste projects.


ATV Big Air Tour Returns to the South Dakota State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair welcomes the ATV Big Air Tour to the Fair Grandstand on Monday, September 6 at 1 PM.


General Pesticide Permit for Control of Aquatic Invasive or Nuisance Pest
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) reminds pesticide applicators they need coverage under a General Pesticide Permit to apply pesticides in water to control aquatic invasive or nuisance pests.


Governor Noem Announces $5 Million for South Dakota Meat Processors
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced $5 million for small South Dakota meat processors.


SD Century Farm & Ranch Recognition Deadline is Aug. 9
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) and the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) are proud to continue recognizing longstanding South Dakota family farms and ranches.


DANR Reminds Irrigators to Avoid Overspray
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) reminds irrigators to regularly check irrigation equipment to prevent overspray.


Music Icon Bret Michaels to Play South Dakota State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair and Pioneer welcome music icon Bret Michaels to the grandstand on Friday, September 3, 2021.


Registration is Open for the 2021 Governor’s Agricultural Summit
Registration is now open for the 2021 South Dakota Governor’s Agricultural Summit (Ag Summit).

Registration Open for South Dakota’s Largest Classroom at the SD State Fair
Registration is now open for South Dakota’s Largest Classroom at the 2021 South Dakota State Fair.


60th Annual Resource Conservation Speech Contest Winners Announced
The 60th annual Resource Conservation Speech Contest State Finals were held at the State Capitol in Pierre on Saturday, April 24, 2021.


South Dakota State Fair Announces Changes to the Open Class Beef Show
South Dakota State Fair is making changes to the open class beef show at the 2021 State Fair.