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SDSU Extension’s community vitality team supports citizens in their efforts to enhance the qualities that make their community special. Through programs like Marketing Hometown America, our team trains community leaders to organize citizens to change the dialogue and make strategic changes to benefit their community. We listen to you and provide research-based information and resources to help engaged citizens grow main street, neighborhoods and community. 

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"Through the SDSU Extension Marketing Hometown America program, we identified residents that were passionate about Mount Vernon and wanted to reverse that population trend." David Anderson

Upcoming Events

Deadwood, South Dakota buildings with Black Hills in the background
Nov 09

Multi-State Community Entrepreneurship Conference

Eight state University Extension teams are collaborating to offer a week-long virtual conference in November 2020.

A small town main street.
Date TBD

ENERGIZE! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference May 2021

SDSU Extension will host a conference in May 2021 about rural communities held in a rural community in the Milbank community.