Dakota Lakes Research Farm Field Day

Jun 24, 2024

Attend the Dakota Lakes Research Farm field day on Thursday, June 27, from 3:00 p.m. CDT to dusk at the Dakota Lakes Research Farm (21310 308th Ave., Pierre, SD). The farm is located approximately 17 miles east of Pierre on Highway 34.

The field day is co-hosted by SDSU Extension, the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at SDSU and the Dakota Lakes Research Farm Corporation. 

Two field tours will be offered, with each lasting roughly 1.5 hours and each running twice. Visitors will have the opportunity to attend both tours.

Tour 1

  • Overview of the Cropping Year and Research Updates – Sam Ireland, Dakota Lakes Research Farm Manager (SDSU)
  • Winter Wheat and Crop Variety Testing – Sunish Sehgal, SDSU Associate Professor
  • Oats and Forage Oats – Melanie Caffe, Assistant Professor, SDSU Oat Breeder
  • Pea Variety Trials- Chris Graham, SDSU Associate Professor and SDSU Extension Agronomist

Tour 2

  • Importance of Crop Rotation and Impact to Soil Carbon Dynamics – Dwayne Beck, Dakota Lake Research Farm Manager Emeritus
  • Pasture Restoration – Cody Zilverberg, Dakota Lake Research Farm Consulting Scientist

Dakota Lakes Research Farm Corporation purchased 480 acres last fall. If attendees are interested in seeing the progress of the new land, please arrive before 1:00 p.m. CST. 


Please use the form below to register. This event is free of charge, and a meal will be provided. Contact Sam Ireland, Dakota Lakes Research Farm Manager, or Hannah Weinheimer at 605-224-6357.

Source : sdstate.edu
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