SDSU Southeast Farm Fall Field Day set for Sept. 8

Farm Forum

SDSU’s Southeast Research Farm will host its annual Fall Field Day on Sept. 8 at the farm at 29974 University Road, Beresford, S.D. The location is 6 miles west of Beresford on Highway 46 and 2.75 miles south on University Road.

The Fall Field Day will have a field tour and will have presentations on cover crops, mob grazing, transitioning young stock from grazing to feedlot, economics of no-till, waterhemp control in crops, and a farmer panel discussing experiences with grazing cover crops and annual forages. Fall Field Day is free of charge and open to the public.


9:30 a.m.: Registration and coffee.

10 a.m.: Mob Grazing – What’s it all About? – Alexander Smart, SDSU professor, natural resource management.

10:40 a.m.: Plot Tour – Cover Crops and Grazing – Peter Sexton, SDSU professor/Southeast Farm supervisor; Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension specialist.

11:45 a.m.: Lunch provided by SESD Experiment Farm Corporation.

12:45 p.m.: Farmer Panel – Grazing Cover Crops and Annual Forages; three local farmers will present information.

1:30 p.m.: Transitioning Young Stock from Grazing to Feedlot – Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension specialist.

2:10 p.m.: No-till: What do the Economics Look Like? – Jack Davis, SDSU Extension specialist.

2:40 p.m.: Waterhemp Control Options – Paul Johnson, SDSU Extension associate – weed science.

3:15 p.m.: Program concludes.

The tour is presented in conjunction with Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, SDSU Extension, and SESD Experiment Farm Corporation.

For more information on the Fall Field Day please call 605-563-2989 or email or