SDSU Cottonwood Field Station Laboratory Grand Opening and Tri-County Ag Day – Sept. 7
BROOKINGS – The public is invited to attend the SDSU Cottonwood Field Station Laboratory Grand Opening and Tri-County Ag Day Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Until now, the Cottonwood Field Station did not have an on-sight laboratory for research or routine testing of samples. Along with a state-of-the art laboratory, the new facility will also house office space, a heated shop and feed storage.
“This building is a step forward in modernizing the field station facilities for research and outreach,” said Daniel Scholl, Director of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. “Before, most sample testing and laboratory research had to be conducted off site. I am confident that introducing a laboratory to this station will increase the efficiency and amount of future research conducted at this station.”
Field Day Agenda
Along with tours of the new laboratory and current research, attendees will have the opportunity to view displays on the history of the Cottonwood Field Station, learn about research conducted at the field station, take part in hands-on demonstrations and breakout sessions; as well as two keynote presentations.
9 a.m.: Trade Show opens
9:30 a.m.: Welcome by Barry Dunn, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Director of SDSU Extension
10 a.m.: Keynote Speaker, Larry Corah, Vice President of Production for Certified Angus Beef
10 a.m.: Youth Activities for ages 6-10
11 a.m. to noon: Facility & Research Tours
12:30 p.m.: Ribbon cutting with David Chicoine, President of South Dakota State University.
12:45 p.m.: Lunch, entertainment, and trade show
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Six half hour breakout sessions begin: 1. The Genetics of Stayability. 2. Matching Feeds and Condition Score. 3. The Inside Story of Nutrition. 4. Fetal Programming. 5. What’s in the Water. 6. Beef Quality Assurance
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Keynote Speaker, Chad Mackay, President and COO of El Gaucho Restaurants, Seattle, Wash.
2 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Youth Activities: Activities will be provided for youth ages 6 to 10.
The Cottonwood Field Station is located 11 miles west of Philip along U.S. Hwy 14.