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

2018 Senior Capstone Papers

Levi Bassett
Title: “Land Management Changes and its Effects on Soil Nutrient Levels”
Collaborator: Dr. Joshua Steffan 

Emily Bendish
Title: “The Effect of Type of Creep Feed on Subsequent Post Weaning Performance in Beef Steers”
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr. 

Carlie Bowditch
Title: “Profitability of Fungicide Use on Canola in Northeast Saskatchewan”
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr. 

Sabrina Carter
Title: “Drone Applications in Agriculture: Comparing Drought vs. Winter Impact on Sage Grouse Population”
Collaborators: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr., Mr. Toby Stroh, Dr. Doug King, and Dr. Nestor Rodriguez

Jalen Hendrickson
Title: “No-Till vs. Minimum-Till Nutrient Analysis”
Collaborator: Dr. Joshua Steffan and Mr. Toby Stroh

Travis Koenig
Title: “Post-Weaning Gain of Straight Bred Angus vs. Crossbred Black Baldy Heifers”
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr., Mr. Tobias Stroh, and Dr. Nestor Rodriguez 

Kalli Post
Title: “Profitability of Selling Beef Calves at Weaning vs. Backgrounding Over 10 Years in SW ND”
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr. 

Meagan Raty
Title: “Profitability of Adding Sheep to an Already Existing Cattle Operation”
Collaborator: Mr. Tobias Stroh and Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr.

Sarena Schaff
Title: “Determining the Effectiveness of Using Fecal Progesterone to Monitor Estrous Cycles in Beef Cows”
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr.

Shayna Uffelman
Title: “The Effects of Feeding Time on Calving Time in Beef Cattle”
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr. and Mr. Tobias Stroh 

Justin Ward
Title: “Effects of AI Sires on Pregnancy Rates in Angus Cows”
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr., Mr. Tobias Stroh, and Dr. Nestor Rodriguez