crop research, livestock research, soils research, nutrition, home economics research, forestry research, horticulture research
Agricultural research in South Dakota has progressed with the state. In fact, the early experimental work was begun even before South Dakota was admitted to statehood. Federal funds to establish experimental work in the Dakota Territory were made available under the Hatch Act in 1887. Accordingly, the following year the first main experiment station was established in South Dakota State College, Brookings. There were five departments at the start – agriculture, botany-horticulture and forestry, chemistry, entomology, and veterinary science. Each department employed by one scientist. (See more in text)
South Dakota State State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Agricultural Experiment Station
Johnson, I. B., "Better Agriculture Through Research in South Dakota, 1887-1956" (1956). Agricultural Experiment Station Circulars. 120.