SDSU Cottonwood Field Day set for Oct. 6 |

SDSU Cottonwood Field Day set for Oct. 6

The South Dakota State University Cottonwood Research Station Field Day will be held on Oct.6, with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m.

A full day of informational and educational sessions will highlight work being done by SDSU researchers on a variety of range and animal health topics. Sessions will address heifer development and mineral nutrition, effects of cow nutrition on progeny performance and carcass traits, the importance of feed analysis for livestock diets, grassland recovery following drought, effects of grazing density on animal and plant health and the effects of grassland conversion to row crops on soil quality and crop production.

During the catered lunch, speakers will address the topics of Agritourism and farmcations, as well as Mesonet tools for ag weather monitoring and decision making.

The day’s presentations are geared toward farmers and ranchers of all ages.

The cost of attendance is $15, which includes a light breakfast, refreshments, lunch, handouts and the full day of educational discussions.

The SDSU Cottonwood Field Station is located at 23738 Fairview Road, Philip, SD 57567. The station is ½ mile south of US Highway 14, and 19 miles east of Wall, or 11 miles west of Philip.

Contact David Gay, station manager, at 605.386.4445, or email Chris Graham for more information at

Download a schedule for the event and register online at

–SDSU Extension

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