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Farm Stress

Farm stressors can come from many directions including the agricultural system, farm and family finances, mental and physical health challenges, and relationship difficulties. A healthy response to these challenges involves paying attention to the stressors within all of these areas and determining coping strategies that are useful in each area.

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Agriculture

Both livestock and crops are essential to South Dakota's agricultural industry.

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4-H

4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, involving young people in urban, suburban and rural communities. 4-H fosters an innovative, “learn by doing” approach with proven results.

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Garden & Yard

Flowers, vegetables, trees, and lawns - learn how to improve your landscape, control weeds and insects and bring the bounty of your garden to your family’s dinner table.

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Food

Linking nutrition education, physical activity and food preparation is a great way to help families and children learn how to eat healthier and improve wellness.

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Family

Our programs are designed to improve the quality of life for individuals and families, and the communities in which they live, work, and play

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Community

Resources to support communities, organizations, leaders and businesses.

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Further Reading

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Ag Land Assessment

The Ag Land Highest and Best Use (HBU) study was funded by a special appropriation in the 2016 Legislative Session (HB1007).

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South Dakota Agricultural Land Market Trends

The 2019 SDSU Extension Farm Real Estate Market Survey is the 29th annual survey of agricultural land values and cash rental rates by land use and quality in different regions of South Dakota.

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4HOnline & FairEntry

Instructions for using 4HOnline and FairEntry.

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Wheat Variety Trial Results

The 2019 wheat reports include winter wheat data from 11 locations, spring wheat data from 6 locations and regional summaries.

Upcoming Events

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Oct 21

Walk With Ease (WWE) Self-Guided Program October - November

Are you looking to start walking, but not able to commit to an in-person walking group at this time? If so, SDSU Extension is excited to offer an online self-directed walking program to jumpstart your walking goals.

Walk With Ease, Health, Physical Activity

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Oct 29

Mental Health First Aid Training @ Sioux Falls

SDSU Extension will be hosting a mental health training on October 29 at 8 AM CDT at the SDSU Extension Sioux Falls Regional Center (2001 E. Eighth St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103).

Health, Family Finances

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Oct 31

Strengthening the Heartland Webinar: Pain Management

SDSU Extension would like to invite the public to participate in the Strengthening the Heartland Webinar on October 31 at 10 AM CDT.

Strengthening the Heartland, Health

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Nov 05

2019 SDSU Swine Day

SDSU Extension will host the 2019 Swine Day on Nov. 5 at 9 AM CDT at McCrory Gardens (631 22nd Ave., Brookings, SD 57006).

Swine

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Jan 10

Power of Women as AgVocates Conference @ Chamberlain

SDSU Extension will be hosting a conference on Jan 10-11, 2020 at 5:30 PM CDT at the Arrowhead Cedar Shore Conference Center (1500 Shoreline Dr., Oacoma, SD 57365).

Family Finances, Older Adults