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Anthony Bly presenting in front of a field

Through our connection to South Dakota State University and our extensive, state-wide network of specialists, partnerships with agencies and organizations, stakeholders and citizens, SDSU Extension works to strategically develop and deliver programming designed to empower South Dakotan’s to meet their own, their family and their community’s needs.


The Tokata Youth Center is pictured close up with blue sky and clouds in the background

SDSU Extension partnerships with Fort Thompson groups seeing positive growth

Lindsay Moore, SDSU Extension Community Health and Obesity Program Director, said CDC HOP’s goal is “to enhance opportunities for nutrition and physical activity in communities.” Through that grant funding, administered by SDSU Extension, Moore said the program supports communities looking to grow their capacity.

Tom Hausmann gives a briefing before the burn, while Greg Schmitz listens with the rest of the burn crew.

Mid-Missouri River Prescribed Burn Association: A landowner-led effort along the Missouri River

Started in 2016, the Mid-Missouri River Prescribed Burn Association is a landowner-led effort to combat the spread of trees along the Missouri River corridor in Gregory, Charles Mix, Brule and Lyman counties.

An Extension specialist speaks to two attendees at the 2022 Research Farm Field Day

South Dakota Local Foods Coalition continues 20-year effort to provide ‘good food for all’

The South Dakota Local Foods Coalition consists of SDSU Extension and other agency partners, along with producers, culinary professionals, retailers, supporters and, according to the group’s materials, “organizations that want to strengthen local food systems in South Dakota.”