Raven to give $5 million to SDSU Precision Ag Facility

By: SDSU Raven Industries announced today that it is awarding South Dakota State University a historic gift of $5 million for the establishment of its Precision Agriculture Facility within the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences on its main campus in Brookings, S.D. SDState is the first land-grant university in the country to offer both…

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SD population increases by 0.9 percent in 2017

By: Associated Press MITCHELL (AP) – South Dakota’s population growth last year was slightly ahead of the national rate, and better than the rates of neighboring states, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. The state’s population grew by 0.9 percent between July 2016 and July 2017, the Daily Republic reported. Nebraska’s population grew…

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More housing on the horizon at SDSU

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Apartment building, townhomes planned for former location of SDSU family housing BROOKINGS – South Dakota State University’s plans to build new housing options for upperclassmen and graduate students continues to progress after the university presented its plans to the South Dakota Board of Regents last month. Submitting a facility…

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DNA, RNA sequencing available on campus

By: SDSU Instrumentation that can sequence the entire genome of an organism is now available on the South Dakota State University campus, thanks to funding from National Science Foundation, the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, SDSU Office of Information Technology and South Dakota’s BioSystems Networks and Translational Research (BioSNTR) Center. “Having a sequencing center in…

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First Bank & Trust donates $500k to SDSU precision ag facility

By: SDSU Extention iGrow BROOKINGS – First Bank & Trust has announced a $500,000 investment to help South Dakota State University with construction of the new precision agriculture facility on campus. The new facility is planned for the northwest corner of campus. It will be a center for research, teaching and innovation that covers the…

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Brookings Pop-up Markets Back in 2018

Entrepreneurs interested in testing their business ideas invited to participate By: BEDC Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is excited to announce they will be hosting three Pop-up Markets this year for Brookings area entrepreneurs and innovators who wish to test the market and gain valuable feedback about their unique products and business ideas. The events…

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Community Innovation grants coming to Brookings

By: South Dakota Community Foundation PIERRE – Round 3 of the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) 2017 Community Innovation Grant program has been completed. Fifteen South Dakota nonprofits will receive grant awards, including several in the Brookings area. Offered in partnership with the Bush Foundation, the Community Innovation Grant program supports efforts to find breakthrough…

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Cookies and cream part of SDSU legacy

By: Megan Raposa, Argus Leader Editor’s note: This article is an Associated Press member exchange feature shared by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. BROOKINGS (AP) – There wasn’t a patent, but there were witnesses. In 1979, Joe Leedom was a dairy science student at South Dakota State University when he helped make the very first…

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Imaging engineers improve accuracy of satellite images

By: SDSU New pseudo-invariant calibration sites in northern Africa were identified through a partnership with Google Earth Engine. Original story by Jodilyn Andrews Scientists use satellite images to monitor the conditions of forests, crops and the environment, but their research relies on those images accurately measuring the light being reflected from Earth. Imaging engineers at…

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