BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's newest agricultural testing laboratory is celebrating its one-year anniversary.

South Dakota Agricultural Laboratories LLC scheduled an open house on Friday in Brookings. Owner Regina Wixon says the lab employs more than 10 people, many of them key employees from a lab on the South Dakota State University campus that closed in April 2011 due to budget cuts.

The new lab opened in October 2011. Wixon says it does analysis on everything from pesticides to meat to manure.

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