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SDSU launches iGrow

On Jan. 3, SDSU’s College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences revolutionized access to agricultural knowledge with the launch of iGrow, a free web portal that is accessible on computers and mobile Internet devices at http://www.iGrow.sdstate.edu.

“Think of it as iTunes for agriculture,” explained Barry Dunn, dean of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences at SDSU. “This one service gives producers all the information they need to monitor current developments in agriculture, research and trade; farm-specific agricultural weather; profitability calculators; and libraries of agricultural production and management information, podcasts and forums, all in a highly secure on-line environment.

“It’s a very sincere effort to serve our farmers and ranchers at a higher and more sophisticated level,” explained Dunn. “iGrow places more than a century of research and knowledge from the land grant system at the fingertips of farmers and ranchers. There is no other service like it on the internet.”

Dunn and Emery Tschetter, assistant director for marketing and accountability at SDSU, developed the concept for iGrow a year ago, and have been working with computer programmers and SDSU Extension specialists and educators for the past six months to plan and build the concept.

On Jan. 3, SDSU’s College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences revolutionized access to agricultural knowledge with the launch of iGrow, a free web portal that is accessible on computers and mobile Internet devices at http://www.iGrow.sdstate.edu.

“Think of it as iTunes for agriculture,” explained Barry Dunn, dean of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences at SDSU. “This one service gives producers all the information they need to monitor current developments in agriculture, research and trade; farm-specific agricultural weather; profitability calculators; and libraries of agricultural production and management information, podcasts and forums, all in a highly secure on-line environment.

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“It’s a very sincere effort to serve our farmers and ranchers at a higher and more sophisticated level,” explained Dunn. “iGrow places more than a century of research and knowledge from the land grant system at the fingertips of farmers and ranchers. There is no other service like it on the internet.”

Dunn and Emery Tschetter, assistant director for marketing and accountability at SDSU, developed the concept for iGrow a year ago, and have been working with computer programmers and SDSU Extension specialists and educators for the past six months to plan and build the concept.

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