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This issue includes the 2014 SDSU Agricultural Experiment Station Annual Report.

[Page] 2 AES Director’s Message
[Page] 3 Better Beans: Innovative Research Seeks To Increase Soybean’s Nitrogen-Fixing Ability
[Page] 6 Bioprocessing Adds Value: Researchers Turn Agricultural Residue Into Energy Storage Material
[Page] 8 Protecting Water Quality: Conservation Practices Minimize Erosion, Surface Runoff
[Page] 10 Balancing Ag & Wildlife: Cover Crop Food Plots Help Manage Deer Population
[Page] 11 Industry Insight: Beef Consumers Get Information From Websites, Social Media
[Page] 12 Evaluating Efficiency: Swine Nutritional Studies Underway; New Facility Will Allow For Expanded Research
[Page] 14 SDSU Hosts National Ag Leaders
[Page] 15 Technology & Innovation SDSU Earns New Designations
[Page] 16 Pertinent & Practical: Field Stations, Campus Facilities Allow For State-Specific Research
[Page] 18 The Art of Biology: Students Show Artistic Interpretation Of Science
[Page] 20 Notable
[Page] 21 A Message From The SDSU Foundation

Publication Date

Winter 2015


South Dakota State University


Agricultural Economics | Agriculture | Animal Sciences | Food Science | Life Sciences | Plant Sciences | Veterinary Medicine


Editor: Kindra Gordon
Contributing Writers: Christie Delfanian, Lura Roti, John Green and Lindsey Gerard
Designer: Kristi Schelhaas
Photography provided by Emily Weber, University Marketing & Communications

Growing South Dakota (Winter 2015)



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