Ostrem named new SDSU Extension Water Resources Field Specialist

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BROOKINGS — Daniel Ostrem has been named the new SDSU Extension Water Resources Field Specialist, pending approval by the Board of Regents.

“We are excited to have someone with Daniel’s background in this position to focus on the critical issue of water resources in South Dakota,” said Van Kelley, Head of the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department at South Dakota State University.

Van Kelley explained that Ostrem’s position is a newly created to give the citizens of South Dakota better access to the significant water expertise at SDSU.

In this new role Ostrem will develop and deliver timely information, tools, and resources for agricultural water management and water conservation. He will also work with partner organizations to promote agricultural best management practices for water quality.

Ostrem grew up on a family farm near Centerville, and is an Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering graduate of SDSU. He brings with him prior experience as a civil engineer with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana and is a licensed professional engineer in South Dakota.

Ostrem will office out of the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Mitchell.