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SDSU Extension offers virtual conferences

Addressing issues impacting South Dakota's agriculture industry, SDSU Extension launches Contours video episodes on South Dakota Public Broadcasting Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 at noon (CST).

"Contours brings together experts from SDSU Extension, South Dakota State University and our partners throughout the state to provide South Dakota's crop and livestock producers with analysis and insights focused on the various challenges we face in agriculture today," said Barry Dunn, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council Endowed Dean of the SDSU College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences, SDSU Extension Director.

Presented in a discussion format, the Nov. 8 Contours will feature panelists who will discuss livestock development throughout the state. This discussion will be held in two parts. The second discussion will air Dec. 13, 2015 at noon (CST).

Panelists for the Nov. 8 Contours Video include; Dunn; Paul Kostboth, South Dakota Department of Agriculture Director of Ag Development; Representative Mark Mickelson, South Dakota Legislature, representing District 13, Lincoln and Minnehaha Counties; Bob Thaler, South Dakota State University Professor and SDSU Extension Swine Specialist and Paul Brandt, South Dakota Pork Producers President and farmer from Clear Lake.

“Engaging our agriculture producers in the conversation and connecting them with industry experts is something SDSU Extension does all the time - this is just one more way to reach out and engage. Barry Dunn, SDSU Extension director

"Contours is yet another way SDSU Extension fulfills the Land Grant mission of outreach," Dunn said. "iGrow does a fantastic job of serving more than 600,000 users each year. However, we feel that the more traditional form of communication that is a televised panel discussion is important as well."

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Dunn reflected on the years when he was ranching near Mission, and the value he found in watching televised panel discussions. "Engaging our agriculture producers in the conversation and connecting them with industry experts is something SDSU Extension does all the time – this is just one more way to reach out and engage," he said. "We don't want to just communicate when there is a disaster. We hope viewers find Contours provides a dynamic approach to the challenges we face in agriculture today."

Virtual Press Conference held Wed. Nov. 4 at 11:15 am (CST)

Energetic, dynamic and thought provoking, Contours brings together leaders and experts to discuss important industry and statewide topics. To learn more about this new video series launched by SDSU Extension, attend a virtual press conference hosted by Barry Dunn, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council Endowed Dean of the SDSU College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences, SDSU Extension Director Wednesday Nov. 4 at 11:15 am (CST).

Open to media and the public, visit http://igrow.org/welcome-to-contours/ to sign up to participate in the virtual press conference and receive email notifications about future programs.

Following their scheduled airdate, Contours videos will be posted on iGrow.org. To learn more about Contours and future panel discussions, visit iGrow.org.

–SDSU Extension

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