Educational Opportunities 


2021 Livestock Environmental Training for CAFOs Workshop - June

Wednesday June 30th 2021

SDSU Extension will host a livestock environmental training program for concentrated animal feeding operations on June 30 at 8:30 AM CST at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron (100 Fourth St. S.W. in Huron, 57350). This current training program meets the training requirement of the General Water Pollution Control Permit as long as it is attended within three years of obtaining coverage under the new permit. Manure applicators, producers and any other interested individuals who are not currently applying for a permit can also benefit from the information and are encouraged to attend. Certified Crop Advisor credits are available as well.

SDSU Extension Farm Stress Webinar Series 

The farm stress webinar series will continue in June and will be held at noon CST/11 a.m. MT the first Tuesday of each month. The program will cover the following topics throughout the summer: 

 June 1: “Intro to Mental Health First Aid,” Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head, SDSU Extension Family Resource Management Field Specialist, and Olivia Amundson, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist 

July 6: “Mindfulness,” Amber Letcher, Associate Professor and SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist 

Aug. 3: “Achieving Optimal Wellness,” Hope Kleine, SDSU Extension Health Education and Food Safety Field Specialist 

Sept. 7: “Suicide Prevention,” Andrea Bjornestad, Associate Professor and SDSU Extension Mental Health Specialist

ANCW Regional Meeting 

June 22-23, 2021 Mitchell, SD 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 • Reception with Amanda Radke Amanda will focus on shifting our mindset & shaping new opportunities in the post-COVID-19 era Wednesday, June 23, 2021 • Pasture tour with Panel • Overview of the American National CattleWomen • Women in Leadership Development (WILD) with Reba Y. Mazak, President Elect American National CattleWomen, Inc. • President Updates • Regional elections Highland Conference Center 1920 Highland Way Mitchell, SD 57301 A block of hotel rooms are available at the Hampton Inn 605-995-1575 for $129


ANCW WIRED Event | Tenstrike, MN  

July 24th, 2021 

 Eager to learn about chute-side behavior or herd management techniques? Then join American National Cattlewomen  in Tenstrike, MN for WIRED. With exciting guest speakers, workshops tailored to hot topics in the industry and hands-on learning opportunities. WIRED is the perfect place for all females with a passion for beef cattle to gather together.


The Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show

August 10th-12th 2021

It is THE event for anyone in the cattle business! The Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show is agriculture’s premier event where the industry comes together to get down to business for the cattle industry. The 2021 event will be one of the largest on record and will be something that you can’t afford to miss!


2021 Livestock Environmental Training for CAFOs Workshop - December

Wednesday, December 8th

SDSU Extension will host a livestock environmental training program for concentrated animal feeding operations on December 8 at 8:30 AM CST at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron (100 Fourth St. S.W. in Huron, 57350). This current training program meets the training requirement of the General Water Pollution Control Permit as long as it is attended within three years of obtaining coverage under the new permit. Manure applicators, producers and any other interested individuals who are not currently applying for a permit can also benefit from the information and are encouraged to attend. Certified Crop Advisor credits are available as well.


NCBA Cattlemen's College

Visit The Cattlemen's College Online Campus! With industry meetings canceling across the country, we know it is important for you to get industry education. Watch Recordings and Learn!