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College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences

Welcome to the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at South Dakota State University! One of eight colleges that make up SDSU, our college has an integral role in fulfilling the land grant mission of the university. In addition to six academic departments, the college is home to both SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. The SDSU West River Research & Extension is a satellite of the college, and serves as center for teaching, research, extension, and outreach activities in the western part of the state. The college is the largest at SDSU in terms of student enrollment, faculty and staff, and building space.

Academics
 

Academics

Students choose our college because we offer a premier agricultural curriculum dispensed by faculty that are committed to student success. Prospective students have over 20 majors and specializations to choose from.

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Research
 

Research

Researchers in our college are internationally renowned, providing cutting-edge research to fuel economic opportunity. Our research mission is to find solutions to current problems, as well as opportunities for tomorrow.

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Extension
 

Extension

SDSU Extension carries South Dakota State’s land-grant mission throughout the state. Our purpose is to foster a learning community environment that empowers citizens to advocate for sustainable change that will strengthen agriculture, natural resources, youth, families and the communities of South Dakota.

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Explore over 20 majors and minors to choose from in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.

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Women's SDSU Rodeo Team

SDSU Rodeo Team Qualifies 10 for College National Finals Rodeo

Ten members of the South Dakota State University Rodeo Team have qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR). The team has been recognized as a top contender in the region, yielding 115 CNFR qualifiers in the past 12 years. 

SDSU Livestock Judging Camp Registration Open

The South Dakota State University Livestock Judging Camp will take place on the SDSU campus in two sessions; the first session will be held June 9-11, and the second session will be held June 13-15. 

SDSU Moves to Face Coverings Optional Policy May 10

South Dakota State University, as part of its effort for a more normal 2021 fall semester, announced today face coverings will now be optional on campus beginning Monday.