May 30, 2024

Extension Office

212 1st Ave E
PO Box 255
McIntosh, SD 57641
Phone: 605-273-4368
Fax: 605-273-4561

Email: [email protected]

4-H Secretary: Dawne Donner

What is Extension?

Extension is the major educational outreach are of South Dakota State University, serving the people of South Dakota by helping them apply unbiased, scientific based knowledge to improve their lives.Continuing partnerships with county, state, and federal governments are made possible by the land-grant mandate that empowers Extension to offer educational information, programs, and services in response to local issues and needs.

What can each area help you with?


  • Weed, disease and insect identification and managemen
  • Managing input costs
  • Providing research and data on alternative cropping systems

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Food and nutrition
  • Family resource management (example:Finances, communication, etc.)
  • Senior health issues

Youth Development/4-H

  • Direct leadership camps
  • Facilitating Character Counts
  • 4-H Events


  • Tree and shrub establishment, selection, and pruning
  • Vegetable gardening
  • Conducting Extension Master Gardener Trainings

What else can you find?

  • County land rent amounts and values
  • West Nile Virus Information
  • 4-H Information
  • County and State Fair information
  • Private and Commercial Pesticide Applicator testing and recertification
  • Written lease information
  • Water quality testing kits
  • Farm safety camps and information
  • Programming related to each area of specialty
  • Livestock information
  • Crop and livestock budgeting
  • And much more!