DSU Dept. of Agriculture and Technical Studies

The Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies is so proud of Dr. Joshua Steffan (ag professor), Ms. Jarri Newton (...
05/14/2019
DSU faculty and staff recognized for excellence in teaching and service at annual awards ceremony

The Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies is so proud of Dr. Joshua Steffan (ag professor), Ms. Jarri Newton (freshmen advisor/ag learning community), and Ms. Samantha Wohletz (online equine advisor)! Kudos!
https://dickinsonstatenews.com/dsu-faculty-and-staff-recognized-for-excellence-in-teaching-and-service-at-annual-awards-ceremony/?fbclid=IwAR21x_73Onh5TZ2cxt4n3ybJqa72-KXRkCHDlVfiitVIFyMyXGoOgymOHqU

Clay Jorgenson was the College Athlete of the Week!
05/13/2019

Clay Jorgenson was the College Athlete of the Week!

Photos from Dickinson State University's Spring Commencement held on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The DSU Department of Agric...
05/11/2019

Photos from Dickinson State University's Spring Commencement held on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The DSU Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies had eight Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Studies graduates who walked during commencement: Seth Barkley, Samantha Halstengard, Raina Hanley, Callie Loftsgard, Shayna Mosbrucker, Luke Schwagler, Kailey Todoroff, and Jerilyn Wiseman. We also had two rodeo athletes participate in commencement: Allisha Dworshak (who was also one of the student commencement speakers) and Maclyn Hauck. Lacey Waid also graduated with a Bachelor of University Studies. Congratulations, graduates!

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05/11/2019

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Photos from Dickinson State University's 2018-2019 Outstanding Graduate Recognition Ceremony. Kailey Todoroff and Luke S...
05/10/2019

Photos from Dickinson State University's 2018-2019 Outstanding Graduate Recognition Ceremony. Kailey Todoroff and Luke Schwagler were honored as the Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies' outstanding graduate award nominees. Allisha Dworshak, a rodeo athlete, was honored from the School of Business and Entrepreneurship. Kayla Bohn, a Collegiate Farm Bureau member, was honored from the Department of Nursing. Allisha Dworshak was named one of 2019 Outstanding Graduate Award Recipients.

Congratulations to Jodee Egly on earning 1st Place Overall for the DSU Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies' ...
05/10/2019

Congratulations to Jodee Egly on earning 1st Place Overall for the DSU Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies' Senior Capstone Award for Excellence in Research, Presentation, and Writing!

Jami Derflinger Photo
05/10/2019

Jami Derflinger Photo

One last hurrah with our seniors! We welcomed all our seniors back for "Senior Coffee" today to say CONGRATULATIONS on a...
05/08/2019

One last hurrah with our seniors! We welcomed all our seniors back for "Senior Coffee" today to say CONGRATULATIONS on a job well done with their senior capstone projects! Just two more days until commencement!
Back Row (L to R): Jarri Newton, Dr. Doug King, Seth Barkley, Raina Hanley, Shayna Mosbrucker, Cassidy Diede, Samantha Halstengard, Jerilyn Wiseman, Lane Berg, Ty Nordby, and Dr. Chip Poland
Front Row (L to R): Toby Stroh, Luke Schwagler, Kailey Todoroff, Callie Loftsgard, Jodee Egly, and Dr. Joshua Steffan

A hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Jarri Newton, Dr. Joshua Steffan, and Ms. Samantha Wohletz on their Faculty and Staff Se...
05/02/2019

A hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Jarri Newton, Dr. Joshua Steffan, and Ms. Samantha Wohletz on their Faculty and Staff Service Awards. Jarri was honored with the Adjunct Faculty Recognition Award - we are so blessed to have her as our freshman advisor and leader of our ag learning community for freshmen! Dr. Joshua Steffan was awarded the Distinguished Educator of the Year Award - he values his students and puts a lot of time and effort into research and our senior capstone projects. Finally, Ms. Samantha Wohletz was honored with a Professional Staff Service Award - she is the Professional Advisor for online equine students and we value the effort she puts into our online students! (Samantha is not pictured as she is at a conference today.) Thank you for all you do for the Ag Department Family! #AgDepartmentFamily

Thanks to The Dickinson Press for featuring our 29th Annual Kids Day on the Farm in the paper this weekend!
04/29/2019

Thanks to The Dickinson Press for featuring our 29th Annual Kids Day on the Farm in the paper this weekend!

Thanks to The Dickinson Press for featuring our ag students in its Celebration of Scholars article!
04/29/2019

Thanks to The Dickinson Press for featuring our ag students in its Celebration of Scholars article!

The DSU Ag Club hosted the 29th Annual Kids Day on the Farm on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the DSU Indoor Multipurpose ...
04/26/2019

The DSU Ag Club hosted the 29th Annual Kids Day on the Farm on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the DSU Indoor Multipurpose Arena. An estimated 1,640 people (most aged third grade and younger) enjoyed this unique experience! Special thanks to the Krebs Family for bringing the petting zoo and many of the additional animals; the Stark Billings Soil Conservation District for bringing the soil tunnel; the DSU Teacher Education students for their presentations on agriculture; Chris and Kris Kubal, both DSU Ag Alums, for bringing his four-horse blonde Belgian team; Antoine Giannonatti "Ag", a DSU Alum, for bringing his spotted draft team; the DSU Collegiate Farm Bureau Club for their demonstration area; the Midwest Dairy Association for donating the milk and dairy related handouts; Subway for donating the lunch meal for all the workers; and all of the people who came to this great event! Hope to see you next year to help us celebrate 30 years!

Congratulations to Dickinson State University's 2018-2019 Outstanding Graduates! The Ag Department specifically congratu...
04/26/2019

Congratulations to Dickinson State University's 2018-2019 Outstanding Graduates! The Ag Department specifically congratulates Luke Schwagler and Kailey Todoroff, both B.S. in Agricultural Studies graduates, and Allisha Dworshak, a DSU Rodeo athlete.

DSU Ag Department GraduatesBack Row (L to R): Dr. Doug King, Lane Berg, Seth Barkley, Ty Nordby, Raina Hanley, Kailey To...
04/26/2019

DSU Ag Department Graduates

Back Row (L to R): Dr. Doug King, Lane Berg, Seth Barkley, Ty Nordby, Raina Hanley, Kailey Todoroff, Shayna Mosbrucker, Dr. Chip Poland

Front Row (L to R): Toby Stroh, Dr. Joshua Steffan, Luke Schwagler, Cassidy Diede, Jodee Egly, Samantha Halstengard, Callie Loftsgard, Jerilyn Wiseman

The DSU Blue Hawk Stampede is just two weeks away! Hope you can join us to cheer on the DSU Rodeo Team!
04/17/2019

The DSU Blue Hawk Stampede is just two weeks away! Hope you can join us to cheer on the DSU Rodeo Team!

It's always fun to see our students in the news! Freshmen Riley Linder of Flaxville, MT, pursuing a B.S. in Agricultural...
04/15/2019

It's always fun to see our students in the news! Freshmen Riley Linder of Flaxville, MT, pursuing a B.S. in Agricultural Studies, turned some heads at the DSU Football scrimmage!

04/15/2019
Jerilyn Wiseman

2019 Celebration of Scholars - Saturday, April 13, 2019

Jerilyn Wiseman - "The Use of Nebulizers

04/15/2019
Kailey Todoroff

2019 Celebration of Scholars - Saturday, April 13, 2019

Kailey Todoroff - "Cost and Production of Straw Bale Gardening Versus Conventional Gardening in Eastern Montana"

04/15/2019
Luke Schwagler

2019 Celebration of Scholars - Saturday, April 13, 2019

Luke Schwagler - "Cost Benefit Analysis of PLOTS in Southwestern North Dakota"

04/15/2019
Ty Nordby

2019 Celebration of Scholars - Saturday, April 13, 2019

Ty Nordby - "The Effects of Cover Crops on Soil Health"

04/15/2019
Shayna Mosbrucker

2019 Celebration of Scholars - Saturday, April 13, 2019

Shayna Mosbrucker - "Breeders' Perception on DNA Testing in the Angus Breed"

04/15/2019
Callie Loftsgard

2019 Celebration of Scholars - Saturday, April 13, 2019

Callie Loftsgard - "The Prevalence of Fusobacterium necrophorum in Cattle Feces and the Soil"

04/15/2019
Raina Hanley

2019 Celebration of Scholars - Saturday, April 13, 2019

Raina Hanley - "The Effect of Nitrogen Fertilization Rates on Spring Wheat Yield and Quality"

04/15/2019
Samantha Halstengard

2019 Celebration of Scholars - Saturday, April 13, 2019

Samantha Halstengard - "Does GMO Labeling Affect Consumer Purchases?"

04/15/2019
Jodee Egly

2019 Celebration of Scholars - Saturday, April 13, 2019

Jodee Egly - "Effect of Milestone and Tordon on Canada Thistle and Common Burdock in Southwestern North Dakota Pastureland"

04/15/2019
Cassidy Diede

2019 Celebration of Scholars - Saturday, April 13, 2019

Cassidy Diede - "The Effects of Weather Conditions at Calving on Beef Cattle Weaning Weights in SW ND"

04/15/2019
Lane Berg

Celebration of Scholars 2019 - Saturday, April 13, 2019

Lane Berg - "Hay Bale Orientation and the Effects on Wastage"

04/15/2019
Seth Barkley

Celebration of Scholars 2019 - Saturday, April 13, 2019

Seth Barkley - "Comparison of Labor and Equipment Cost When Bale Grazing and Conventional Winter Feeding of Beef Cattle in SW ND"

The annual Ag Banquet was held on Saturday, April 13, 2019. A dance with a live band, Saw Dust, followed the banquet.
04/15/2019

The annual Ag Banquet was held on Saturday, April 13, 2019. A dance with a live band, Saw Dust, followed the banquet.

Dickinson State University's 2019 Celebration of Scholars: Achievement in Research, Humanities, and the Arts. The Agricu...
04/13/2019

Dickinson State University's 2019 Celebration of Scholars: Achievement in Research, Humanities, and the Arts. The Agricultural presentations were held in Beck Auditorium of Klinefelter Hall on the DSU campus.

Twelve agricultural seniors presented their senior capstone projects:
* Jerilyn Wiseman - "The Use of Nebulizers on Horses with Recurrent Airway Obstruction"
* Lane Berg - "Hay Bale Orientation and the Effects on Wasteage"
* Seth Barkley - "Comparison of Labor and Equipment Cost When Bale Grazing and Conventional Winter Feeding of Beef Cattle in SW ND"
* Jodee Egly - "Effect of Milestone and Tordon on Canada Thistle and Common Burdock in Southwestern North Dakota Pastureland"
* Kailey Todoroff - "Cost and Production of Straw Bale Gardening Versus Conventional Gardening in Eastern Montana"
* Callie Loftsgard - "The Prevalence of Fusobacterium necrophorum in Cattle Feces and the Soil"
* Samantha Halstengard - "Does GMO Labeling Affect Consumer Purchases?"
* Raina Hanley - "The Effect of Nitrogen Fertilization Rates on Spring Wheat Yield and Quality"
* Shayna Mosbrucker - "Breeders' Perception on DNA Testing in the Angus Breed"
* Ty Nordby - "The Effects of Cover Crops on Soil Health"
* Cassidy Diede - "The Effects of Weather Conditions at Calving on Beef Cattle Weaning Weights in SW ND"
* Luke Schwagler - Cost Benefit Analysis of PLOTS in Southwestern North Dakota"

Thought it would be fun for a #ThrowbackThursday photo. Here's to fun on the Enchanted Highway! Not sure what year, but ...
04/11/2019

Thought it would be fun for a #ThrowbackThursday photo. Here's to fun on the Enchanted Highway! Not sure what year, but pictured are: Tammy Weigum, Jo Schell, Blaine Walz, Amanda Talkington, and Christa Jambor.

04/10/2019

Support our seniors at the Celebration of Scholars event on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 8:30-2:00 p.m., Klinefelter Hall, Beck Auditorium.

* "The Use of Nebulizers on Horses with Recurrent Airway Obstruction" by Jerilyn Wiseman
* "Hay Bale Orientation and the Effects on Wasteage" by Lane Berg
* "Comparison of Labor and Equipment Cost When Bale Grazing and Conventional Winter Feeding of Beef Cattle in SW ND" by Seth Barkley
* Effect of Milestone and Tordon on Canada Thistle and Common Burdock in Southwestern North Dakota Pastureland" by Jodee Egly
* "Cost and Production of Straw Bale Gardening Versus Conventional Gardening in Eastern Montana" by Kailey Todoroff
* "The Prevalence of Fusobacterium necrophorum in Cattle Feces and the Soil" by Callie Loftsgard
* "Do GMO Labels Affect Consumer Purchases?" by Samantha Halstengard
* "The Effect of Nitrogen Fertilization Rates on Spring Wheat Yield and Quality" by Raina Hanley
* "Breeders' Perception on DNA Testing in the Angus Breed" by Shayna Mosbrucker
* "The Effects of Cover Crops on Soil Health" by Ty Nordby
* "The Effects of Winter Conditions at Calving on Beef Cattle Weaning Weights in SW ND" by Cassidy Diede
* "Cost Benefit Analysis of PLOTS in Southwestern North Dakota" by Luke Schwagler

The keynote address will be by our own Dr. Joshua Steffan! (1:20 p.m., Klinefelter Hall, Beck Auditorium)

Congratulations to Maclyn Hauck, a DSU Rodeo competitor, on her artist gallery "Landscapes of a Horse." It was a very th...
04/08/2019

Congratulations to Maclyn Hauck, a DSU Rodeo competitor, on her artist gallery "Landscapes of a Horse." It was a very thought-provoking set of images!

Annika Plummer's article about her trip to Chile as part of Rural Leadership North Dakota (focused on her and two of her...
04/05/2019

Annika Plummer's article about her trip to Chile as part of Rural Leadership North Dakota (focused on her and two of her southwest ND classmates) in April's issue of the Heart River Voice can be found online! Check out page 6!
http://www.heartrivervoice.com/HRVApril2019.pdf

04/03/2019
Morning Express with Robin Meade

The Morning Express with Robin Meade picked up the story of North Dakotans helping out our Nebraska neighbors. So proud of our former DSU students Derek Jilek and Chris Kubal!
https://www.facebook.com/MorningExpressHLN/videos/vb.94018172953/2314620402156974/?type=2&theater

North Dakota farmers drive 600 miles to help out flooded out farmers in Nebraska. KFYR-TV: https://trib.al/bsTT78S

For ways YOU can help check "CNN Impact Your World": https://trib.al/BAqFMud

We love it when our graduates bring in new recruits! Thanks, Haley Robison, for bringing Max in for us to recruit to be ...
03/29/2019

We love it when our graduates bring in new recruits! Thanks, Haley Robison, for bringing Max in for us to recruit to be a Blue Hawk! Made our day to visit with him about the benefits of a DSU Dept. of Agriculture and Technical Studies degree!

The DSU Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies is proud of its former students! Chris Kubal and Derek Jilek, bo...
03/29/2019
ND farmers driving 9 loads of hay, other items to Nebraska farmers

The DSU Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies is proud of its former students! Chris Kubal and Derek Jilek, both former students of the Ag Department, are helping out ranchers in Nebraska who have been devastated by flooding this spring. #DSUAgDepartmentFamily
https://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/ND-farmers-driving-9-loads-of-hay-other-items-to-Nebraska-farmers-507803421.html

Farmers across North Dakota are rallying in support of those in need in Nebraska.

Thanks to The Dickinson Press for doing this nice article, "DSU Ag Dept. integrated into community" on Saturday, March 1...
03/25/2019

Thanks to The Dickinson Press for doing this nice article, "DSU Ag Dept. integrated into community" on Saturday, March 16!

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