Save the Date for the Dakota Lakes Annual Field Day!

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Join us for our Field Day on June 27!

South Dakota State University’s Dakota Lakes Research Farm (DLRF) will host its annual field day on June 27, 2024.
It will begin at 3:00 PM (CST) and run until dark.

Two field tours will be offered (each lasting roughly 1.5 hours, and each running twice). Visitors
will have the opportunity to attend both tours. A description of each tour and the presenters is
shown below.

Tour 1

  • Overview of the Cropping Year and Update of On-going Research – Sam Ireland; Manager
  • 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

Tour 2

  • Importance of Crop Rotation and Impact to Soil Carbon Dynamics- Dwayne Beck, DLRF
    Manager Emeritus
  • Pasture Restoration- Cody Zilverberg, DLRF Consulting Scientist

Dakota Lakes Research Farm Corporation purchased 480 acres last fall (240 acres of cropland).
If attendees are interested in seeing the progress of the new land, please arrive before 1:00 PM

The field day is sponsored by the Dakota Lakes Research Farm Corporation and South Dakota
State University. A meal will be provided for attendees. There is no cost or required

The farm is located approximately 17 miles east of Pierre on Hwy 34 (21310 308th Avenue;
Pierre, SD). For more information on the SDSU Dakota Lakes Research Farm Field Day contact
Hannah Weinheimer at 605-224-6357 or at

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