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COVID-19

SDSU Extension, under the guidance of South Dakota State University, continues to serve South Dakotans while balancing the safety of our staff and the public.

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Flood

There is potential again this year for flood damage to homes, businesses and agriculture operations.

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Farm Stress

A healthy response to farm stressors involves paying attention and determining coping strategies that are useful.

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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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Advanced Directives: Planning How We Want to Live

Advanced directives are legal documents that we can create to provide instructions about medical care we receive, if we are ever not able to communicate our wishes. There are two kinds of legal documents used to communicate these wishes: living wills or medical power of attorney.

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Dakota & Lakota Traditional Games Resource

Play these games to promote the development of physical endurance, coordination, dexterity, quickness and strength.

Upcoming Events

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Apr 17

Operation Healthy Habits Challenge

The Operation Healthy Habits Challenge is structured to get youth (age 8+) and families engaged in practicing a healthy living lifestyle from the comfort of their own home or community.

Health, Youth Health & Relationships

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Jun 08

Walk With Ease (WWE) Self-Guided Program June - July

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