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Dakota country lifestyles event

The Dakota Country Lifestyles event will provide useful information for small acreage owners, horse owners, and small animal farmers. The event will be held the weekend of Sept. 29-30, 2012, at the Central States Fairgrounds Fine Arts Building in Rapid City, SD.

Saturday’s activities will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The presentation schedule follows: 9 a.m. Pasture Management On Small Properties, 10 a.m. Ensuring Your Hay is Safe From Blister Beetles, 11 a.m. Alternative Feeds for Horses, 1 p.m. Acreage Fencing, 2 p.m. Electric Fencing, 3 p.m. Horse Safety and Care, and 4 p.m. Manure Management and Composting. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, the event will open with Electric Fencing at 11 a.m., followed by Acreage Fencing at noon and Alternative Feeds for Horses at 1 p.m. Dr. John Ismay, DVM will present Horse Emergency Care at 2 p.m.

Several additional features will be offered both days: rural safety courses, food preservation (canning and dehydrating), benefits of honey, country real estate appraisals, financing and zoning, wildlife management, managing wildfire risks, and fun events for the kids.

Local products will be available at a number of booths hosted by Dakota vendors. For more information on this fun event, contact Mindy Hubert, SDSU Extension Small Acreage Field Specialist, at 605-394-1722 or mindy.hubert@sdstate.edu. F

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