Collegiate Rodeo

The Dickinson State University Rodeo Team has a strong tradition of excellence in the rodeo arena. The DSU Rodeo Teams competes in the Great Plains Region which includes teams from North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Iowa.

DSU Rodeo Team members enjoy top notch training facilities, including an indoor arena that allows them to train year round and plenty of practice stock with which to hone their skills. The men's and women's teams have been a perennial power in the Great Plains region for decades and DSU is home to several collegiate national champion individuals.

Cowboys & Candlelight

Cowboys and Candlelight is an annual fundraiser for the Dickinson State University Rodeo Club. Funds raised from the event go to student rodeo scholarships and programming. The event features great food, fun, games and a dance.

FFA District Leadership

FFA District Leadership is an annual event hosted by the Dickinson State University Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies. This event is a, ND FFA event hosted on campus that gives more than 200 students from southwest North Dakota exposure to leadership development skills and the campus of Dickinson State University.

Kids Day on the Farm

Kids Day on the Farm is a community-wide event that attracts more than 1,500 area preschool through 3rd grade students to learn more about agriculture. Attendees are exposed to agriculture in a hands-on way. The event includes farm equipment, animals and crops, a soils tunnel, petting zoo and more. The DSU Ag Club hosts this event.

Opportunities in Agriculture

Hosted by the Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies, the Opportunities in Agriculture event was created to give senior agricultural students a forum in which to present their senior capstone research. It also was created to serve as an agricultural job and graduate school fair and give the students an opportunity to network with local and regional agricultural businesses.

Roughrider Judging

Roughrider Judging is an annual event hosted by the DSU Ag Club. Area FFA and 4-H contestants are invited to Dickinson State University to participate in a livestock judging contest, crops contest and ag sales contest. As this event is held at the beginning of the spring season, it is a great first contest for these students.

2018 Registration Form

Undergraduate Research – Celebration of Scholars - Opportunities in Agriculture

2017 Senior Capstone Papers

Ashlee Armstrong
Title: “Nutrient Levels of Tomatoes as Effected by Soil with Commercial Fertilizer vs. Compost”
Collaborator: Dr. Joshua Steffan 

Tess Blaquiere
Title: “Changes in Plant Species under a High Intensity/Long Rest Grazing System”
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr. and Mr. Toby Stroh 

Chris Brown
Title: “Soil Organic Carbon Levels in Continuous and Post CRP Land”
Collaborator: Dr. Joshua Steffan, Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr., and Mr. Toby Stroh 

Daniel Garza
Title: “Effects of Tordon 22K and 2,4-D Rates and Combinations on Frequency of Leafy Spurge and Neighboring Species”
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr. and Mr. Toby Stroh 

Jalyn Klauzer
Title: “Factors Determining Calving Seasons in Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota”
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr. and Mr. Toby Stroh 

Mandy Marboe
Title: “Comparing Species Composition Between Grazed and Non-Grazed Pastures Using A Three Paired Plot Complex”
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr. 

Joe Murdock
Title: “Murdock Machinery”
Collaborator: Mr. Toby Stroh 

Wacy Ortmann
Title: “Trace Mineral Analysis of Ram Blood Serum, Whole Plant, Grain and Water in Northeastern Montana”
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr.

Skye Schaper
Title: “The Effect of Feeding Performance Mare Product™ on Fecal Progesterone Concentration in Competitive Mares”
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr. 

Tessa Sian
Title: “Delaying Bud Break of Grape Vines with the use of Amigo Oil®
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr. 

Rachel Timm
Title: “The Effectiveness of Flair Equine Nasal Strips® on Heart Rate and Recovery Time in Performance Horses”
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr. 

Taylor Vaira
Title: “Changes in Growing Season Soil Moisture and Temperature on Post CRP Lands with Different Management Regimes”
Collaborator: Dr. Joshua Steffan