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Leacey Brown

SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist


SDSU West River Research and Extension 
711 N Creek Drive
Rapid City, SD 57703

Leacey E. Brown serves South Dakota as a SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist. What that means is that Leacey is an expert on aging. Aging is a process of gaining momentum, where we gain knowledge, skills and experience. To take advantage of those resources, we need modern solutions to the challenges of aging. Leacey works with individuals, families and communities to improve aging for all of us who call South Dakota home. She is based in Rapid City, South Dakota, but serves the whole state of South Dakota. Please feel free to reach out to her with any questions.

State & Regional Offices

West River Research and Extension

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Group of older adults hiking.

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