SDSU Extension At 100 Years
South Dakota State University Extension is 100 years old this month and a recent Benchmark Survey shows SDSU Extension remains South Dakotans' trusted source for unbiased, research-based information. The survey, conducted by a third-party source, includes information gleaned from extensive interviews with 400 South Dakota crop and livestock producers as well as users of one or more of SDSU Extension's five additional key program areas which include community development, food and families, urban/rural initiatives, Native American programs and 4-H Youth development. A product of the Smith Lever Act of 1914, SDSU Extension was established to serve as the outreach arm of SDSU, South Dakota's land grant institution. Barry Dunn, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences and Director of SDSU Extension, and Karla Trautman, SDSU Extension Associate Director, visited about the history and services of SDSU Extension.