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SDSU Extension offers agriculture diversity training at West River Field School

Brent Duerre

SDSU Extension is offering a free hands-on agricultural learning opportunity at one of its research farms.

The West River Field School happens June 18 at the SDSU West River Research Farm near Sturgis.

Patrick Wagner is an SDSU Extension Entomology Field Specialist. He said this year’s presentations focus on the agricultural diversity in South Dakota.

The presentations include grazing cover crops/soil health, entomology, a climate update, a drone demonstration, and an optional farm tour.

    SDSU holds most of the presentations outside to facilitate hands-on learning.
    “They’re not going to be sitting in a classroom,” Wagner said. “It’s a nice opportunity for people to get some real experience with what we do at the farm and to learn things they can take back to their own operation.”

    Students can also receive certified crop advisor educational credits.

    The Field School is free and lunch is provided. To register, visit the extension's website and search “school”.

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