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Peggy Schlechter

SDSU Extension Community Vitality Field Specialist

Also by Peggy Schlechter

Birds-eye view of Hot Springs, South Dakota
May 22

ENERGIZE! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference

SDSU Extension will host its sixth annual Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities conference May 22-23, 2024 in Hot Springs, South Dakota.

A girl holds a sheep in a barn and a blond woman stands behind her smiling

SDSU Extension cohort programs offer immersive experiences for emerging producers, entrepreneurs and community leaders

August 31, 2023

In addition to providing training on specific topics and skills, SDSU Extension’s cohort programs help people overcome challenges to build their support network and develop a deep knowledge base.

The newest SDSU Extension cohort program, Emerging Sheep Producers, started in September 2022.

Volunteers working on a community construction project.

Our Community Will Never Change

Change is inevitable in all small towns, but communities have a choice to either let change happen passively or work together to direct it in a way that moves their shared vision into the future.