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Community

We believe South Dakota communities are worthy of our earnest effort to bring the best evidence-based and relevant resources to them. We help local leaders think through complex challenges by engaging, coaching and facilitating groups.

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Development

SDSU Extension’s community vitality team supports citizens in their efforts to enhance the qualities that make their community special.

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Leadership

We work with boards, businesses and organizations of all shapes and sizes.

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Businesses

Is your business established, new or somewhere in between? Our team has resources for every stage.

“During the Horizons program, SDSU Extension coaches encouraged us to open a Community Savings Account through the SD Community Foundation. Through the foundation we have contributed to projects, such as a city park picnic shelter, ball fields, remodeling of the local legion hall, swimming pool improvements, equipment for the volunteer fire department/first responders, the community-wide vacation bible school program and scholarships. These funds definitely improve our community. Without the assistance of SDSU Extension, it is highly unlikely we would have ever created this lasting endowment.”

— Connie Smith, Montrose

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Upcoming Events

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Dec 08

Photography for Agritourism – December Virtual Workshop

Want to take your agritourism marketing and promotion to the next level by sharpening your photo skills?

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Dec 31

South Dakota Remote Works January Workshop

Are you trying to master working from home?

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Jan 20

Community Virtual Book Read

SDSU Extension will be hosting a virtual book read on Wednesdays beginning on Jan. 20, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. CST until Feb 10.

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Feb 09

Small Business Basics Training

Are you an existing business owner? Are you starting a new business? Just exploring a business idea?