February 29, 2024

Extension Office & Union County Fair

209 East Main Street, Suite 1204-H Clover
Elk Point, SD, 57025
Phone: (605) 356-2321
Fax: (605) 356-2096
Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 12pm
1pm – 5pm
Extension Agent
Shawn Tabke  [email protected]
Office Staff

4-H Youth Program Advisor

Lauren Hollenbeck:  [email protected]

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.

Youth Development/4-H

  • Camps
  • Character Counts
  • 4-H Judging Events
  • Special Foods
  • Fashion Revue
  • Livestock Showmanship
  • County & State Fair
  • Citizenship Washington Focus Trip
  • Robotics
Our Regional Extension Office in Sioux Falls can help you with the following?  Call 605-782-32902


  • 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


  • 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
  • 4-H Information
  • County and State Fair information
  • Private and Commercial Pesticide Applicator testing and recertification
  • Water quality testing kits
  • Farm safety camps and information
  • And much more!

Union County Fair

Fair Facebook page:  Union County Fair 2023 – Home | Facebook

2023 Fair dates – August 3rd through August 5th, 2023 in Alcester, SD