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SDSU Extension Dakotafest 2018 Forums Set
South Dakota Ag Connection - 08/10/2018

SDSU Extension staff are hosting several informative forums during Dakotafest 2018. Held August 21-23 on the Schlaffman Farm in Mitchell (2300 E Spruce Street) inside booth #600.

Dakotafest attendees are encouraged to attend the forums and visit with SDSU Extension staff. The SDSU Extension tent will open each day at 9 a.m. and at noon each day, SDSU ice cream will be served at no cost.

Below is the SDSU Extension Dakotafest forum schedule.

Aug. 21 - SDSU Extension tent hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

10-10:20 a.m. Net Wrap: A new barrier for livestock producers, Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension cow/calf field specialist

11-11:20 a.m. Crop Price Outlook, Jack Davis, SDSU Extension crops business management field specialist

Noon SDSU Ice Cream

1-1:20 p.m. Mesonet Spray Tool: Real time weather monitoring for pesticide applicators, Nathan Edwards, SD State Mesonet engineer/director

Aug. 22 - SDSU Extension Tent Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

9:30-9:50 a.m. Who needs SD BQA Certification, Heidi Carroll, SDSU Extension livestock stewardship field specialist & beef quality assurance (BQA) coordinator

11:30-11:50 a.m. Using Swine Manure as a Valuable Source for Crop Nutrients, Bob Thaler, professor & SDSU Extension swine specialist

Noon SDSU Ice Cream

2-2:20 p.m. Controlled Drainage for Weather Resilience and Water Quality Improvement, John McMaine, assistant professor & SDSU Extension water management engineer

Aug. 23 - SDSU Extension Tent Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

10-10:20 a.m. Climate Update, Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension state climatologist

11-11:20 a.m. Cover Crop Economics, Tong Wang, SDSU Extension advanced production specialist

Noon SDSU Ice Cream

1-1:20 p.m. Emerald Ash Borer, John Ball, professor, SDSU Extension forestry specialist & South Dakota Department of Agriculture forest health specialist

To learn more about how SDSU Extension supports South Dakotans, visit iGrow.

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