WED & THUR 9am – 5pm | FRI 9am – 3pm | USD DakotaDome | Vermillion, South Dakota

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Daily Events Schedule

Exhibits open:

  • 9:00am – 5:00pm (Wed/Thur)
  • 9:00am – 4:00pm (Fri)

Daily $1000 Showbucks Drawing (Sponsored by Purple Wave Auction)

  • Given away daily at 1:00 pm
  • Register at Purple Wave Auction Exhibit

Northland Ford F-150 Giveaway:

  • Ford F-150 given away Friday at 2:00pm on WNAX radio.
  • Register for a chance to win at Northland Ford exhibit.

SDSU Extension Seminar Schedule

Wednesday, Jan. 3
Time Topic
Session 1: Agronomy
9:00 Carbon: What’s all the fuss about? Negotiating Carbon Questions
Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Field Specialist – Soils
9:30 Soybean Planting Date by Maturity Group: Yield Effects
David Karki, SDSU Extension Field Specialist – Agronomy; Peter Sexton, SDSU Southeast Farm Manager
10:00 Break
10:15 Impact of Nitrogen Loss on Corn Yield
Jason Clark, SDSU Extension Specialist – Soil Fertility
10:45 Nutrient Banding on Corn
Peter Kovacs, SDSU Assistant Professor
11:15 Q & A, then session ends
Session 2: Weather, Diseases & Pests
1:30 El Nino Weather Effects on South Dakota Crops
Laura Edwards, State Climatologist
2:00 Root Rots and Pathogens
Madalyn Shires, SDSU Extension Specialist – Plant Pathology
2:30 Break
2:45 Scouting for Answers: Foliar Diseases of Importance
Connie Strunk, SDSU Extension Field Specialist – Plant Pathology
3:10 Grasshoppers, Stem Borers and Other Insects of Concern in SE South Dakota
Phil Rozeboom, IPM Coordinator – SDSU
3:40 Q & A, then session ends
Thursday, Jan. 4
Session 1: Food Preparation
10:30 Food Prep for the Field Crew
Claudia Botzet, SDSU Extension Field Specialist – Nutrition
11:00 Food Preservation at Home
Claudia Botzet, SDSU Extension Field Specialist – Nutrition
11:30 Open time to discuss options for nutrient dense snacks
Claudia Botzet, SDSU Extension Field Specialist – Nutrition
11:45 Morning session ends
Session 2: 1:00 Plugging Backgrounding Money Leaks – Small Changes with Big Impacts
Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Specialist – Feedlot Management
1:30 Managing Growth and Energy Supply in Growing Cattle
Zachary Smith, SDSU Assistand Professor Animal Science
2:00 Break
2:10 Management Strategies and Feed Additives for Receiving Calves
Forest Francis, SDSU Graduate Research Assistant – Animal Science
2:40 Winter Annual Forage Variety Trial Results
Sara Bauder, SDSU Extension Specialist – Forage
3:10 Q & A, then program ends

Where to Stay


The Vermilion Area Chamber recommends these fine Vermillion area hotels. Please contact hotels directly for current nightly rates. For more information and to plan your visit to the Dakota Farm show, visit the Vermillion Area Chamber website.