Southeast South Dakota Experiment Farm annual meeting Jan. 28

BROOKINGS – The Southeast South Dakota Experiment Farm Annual Meeting will be Jan. 28, from 1-4 p.m. at the Prairie Arboretum at Freeman Academy Campus, located at 748 S. Main Street in Freeman. Topics and speakers include; Multi-Hybrid Planter, presented by Peter Sexton, Southeast farm supervisor; Varietal Selection Tips for … Read Article

Legislators look at another change for valuing agricultural properties

By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau PIERRE – This winter the Legislature will consider changing South Dakota’s system for setting the taxable values of agriculture property. Farm and ranch properties would be valued according to their actual use as cropland or non-cropland, rather than on the productivity potential of their … Read Article

SDSU Extension staff receive national recognition

Several SDSU Extension staff received national recognition during the recent National Association of County Agricultural Agents Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference (AMPIC) held in Pittsburgh, PA. “We know that our team of SDSU Extension Specialists and Field Specialists are top notch and do a great job providing research-based information … Read Article

Death certificate: Benda used stick to push trigger

South Dakota Department of Tourism and State Development Secretary Richard Benda ends months of speculation and reveals Hyperion Resources, Inc., as the “Gorilla Project” that has plans to locate an oil refinery in Union County. Benda addressed a standing-room-only crowd of media and interested citizens at a news conference Wednesday, June 13, 2007, in the Union County Courthouse in Elk Point. (Photo by David Lias)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The death certificate for former state economic development director Richard Benda says he shot himself by pushing the trigger with a stick. The Argus Leader obtained the document Wednesday (http://argusne.ws/1gjA6yy ). The certificate says Benda secured the shotgun against a tree and used a stick … Read Article