SDSU Extension 2013 Annual Report Back »

The SDSU Extension 2013 Annual Report highlights the impacts of programming and achievements from the past year. Use the graphics below to open the online version of the annual report and benchmark survey.

  • The New SDSU Extension: Two Years Later, Change Has Brought New Successes
  • Your 24-7 Connection: Makes SDSU Extension Easily Accessible, Responsive
  • SDSU Regional Extension Centers: Your Front Door To SDSU
  • Leading The Challenge: Projects To Address Food Security, Financial Knowledge Underway
  • Regional Collaboration: SET Grants & Food Networks Initiated
  • Encouraging & Empowering: Native American Program Assists Reservations In Striving For Healthy Food, Healthy Communities & Youth Science Programming
  • Evaluating Yields: Crop Performance Testing Provides Important, Unbiased Results
  • Holistic Approach: Integrated Pest Management Offers Array Of Options
  • Estate Planning & AgCEO: Workshop Series Offers Resource For Transition, Business Planning
  • Livestock Focus: New Programs Provide Tools For Growth
  • Youth Development: Character Education & Positive Decision Making Skills Championed
  • Urban & Rural Efforts: Backyard Biodiversity & Turf Management Programs Offered
  • A Message From The SDSU Foundation



A third-party marketing firm surveyed 400 crop and livestock producers, selected at random from the more than 10,000 throughout the state. The SDSU Extension Benchmark Survey discovered that not only is SDSU Extension meeting the land-grant mission, but changes made to the delivery system through the reorganization were in-line with the evolving needs of South Dakota’s agriculture producers.

Not short and sweet, the producers questioned for this survey spent about 20 minutes on the phone discussing what they thought of SDSU Extension, where they go for information to improve their operations and ways SDSU Extension can better meet their needs. 

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