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.

Register for Kids Day on the Farm

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.

2019 Registration Form

Rural Women on the Western Edge Conference

The Rural Women on the Western Edge Conference is designed to provide practical, inspirational, and developmental opportunities for rural women in North Dakota and Eastern Montana.

Visit event webpage for more information.

Undergraduate Research – Celebration of Scholars - Opportunities in Agriculture

2019 Senior Capstone Papers

Seth Barkley

Title: “Comparison of Labor and Equipment Cost When Bale Grazing and Conventional Winter Feeding of Beef Cattle in SW ND”

Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr.

 

Lane Berg

Title: “Hay Bale Orientation and the Effects on Wastage”

Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr.

 

Cassidy Diede

Title: “The Effects of Weather Conditions at Calving on Beef Cattle Weaning Weights in SW ND”

Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr.

 

Jodee Egly

Title: “Effect of Milestone® and Tordon® on Canada Thistle and Common Burdock in Southwestern North Dakota Pastureland”

Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr.

 

Michelle Fitterer

Title: “The Effects of Forage Types, Storage Method and Time on Nutrient Composition”

Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr.

 

Amanda Gleich

Title: “Prevalence of Internal Parasites in Horses Within Different Environments and Management Scenarios”

Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr. and Dr. Wendy Wilson

 

Samantha Halstengard

Title: “Does GMO Labeling Affect Consumer Purchases?”

Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr.

 

Raina Hanley

Title: “The Effect of Nitrogen Fertilization Rates on Spring Wheat Yield and Quality”

Collaborator: David Archer, Holly Johnson, and Dr. Joshua Steffan

 

Taylyn Koenig

Title: “Beef Calf Morbidity and Mortality Rates from Dry Lot and Rangeland Calving Systems”

Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr.

 

Callie Loftsgard

Title: “The Prevalence of Fusobacterium necrophorum in Cattle Feces and the Soil”

Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr. and Dr. Joshua Steffan

 

Shayna Mosbrucker

Title: “Breeders’ Perception on DNA Testing in the Angus Breed”

Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr.

 

Ty Nordby

Title: “The Effects of Cover Crops on Soil Health”

Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr. and Mr. Toby Stroh

 

Luke Schwagler

Title: “Cost Benefit Analysis of PLOTS in Southwestern North Dakota”

Collaborator: Dr. Joshua Steffan and Dr. Nestor Rodriguez

 

Kailey Todoroff

Title: “Cost and Production of Straw Bale Gardening Versus Conventional Gardening in Eastern Montana”

Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr. and Dr. Joshua Steffan

 

Jerilyn Wiseman

Title: “The Use of Nebulizers on Horses with Recurrent Airway Obstruction”

Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. “Chip” Poland, Jr. and Dr. Joshua Steffan