Entrepreneurship & Innovation

SDSU researcher selected to serve on Landsat Science team

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications South Dakota State University Professor David Roy, a senior scientist at the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, was selected to serve on the 2018-2023 Landsat Science team following an international competition sponsored by the U. S. Department of Interior U.S. Geological Survey. He is a professor in the geography department.…

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Legislature commits $22 million for SDSU Precision Agriculture Facility

By: SDSU Marketing & Communication There are 57 undergraduate students currently enrolled in the precision agriculture major. South Dakota State University is one step closer to constructing its Precision Agriculture Facility on campus. The South Dakota State Legislature has committed $22 million toward the $46 million construction costs of the facility. The legislation must still…

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SDSU to offer program for Native American and economically challenged students

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications South Dakota State University has received a grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to provide Native American and economically challenged students with research and educational experiences. The 10-week summer program, officially known as the Future Agriculture and Science Taskforce Research and Extension Experience for Undergraduates, gives students…

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New brew pub opens in downtown Brookings

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register A hobby will turn into a business when Eponymous Brewing Co. opens its doors today at The Lofts at Main, 126 Main Ave. S. Sean Weber, his brother Kyle Weber, and Kyle “Mac” McElhany are owners of the brew pub, which grew from their love of craft beer. “Kyle…

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General Mills to create state’s largest organic crop farm

By: Steve Karnowski, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – General Mills announced a deal Tuesday to create South Dakota’s largest organic crop farm as the company works to secure enough organic ingredients to meet growing consumer demand worldwide. Gunsmoke Farms will convert 34,000 acres – more than 53 square miles – near Pierre to organic by…

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Brookings 2018 Idea Competition winners announced

Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) announced the winners of the annual Idea Competition on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at a public reception held at Daktronics. This year marked the eleventh year of the contest, which encourages Brookings area residents and SDSU students to think about starting new businesses or expanding their product lines. This year’s competition…

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Agtegra pledges $500k to SDSU precision ag center

By: SDSU Extension iGrow  © 2018-Brookings Register PIERRE – Agtegra Cooperative of Aberdeen has announced a $500,000 donation to South Dakota State University for the precision agriculture building project proposed by the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences.“We are committed to serving our farmer-members with innovation and integrity,” said Agtegra board President Hal Clemensen. “It…

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