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Sep 26

South Dakota Crunch Off

The South Dakota Crunch off is a statewide event anytime between September 26 and October 7, 2022 to celebrate local produce and Farm to School by crunching into any South Dakota grown “crunchy” fruit or vegetable.

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Sep 27

International Farm Transition Network Training - Long-Term Care Impacts

SDSU Extension and the International Farm Transition Network are holding an online training session discussing long-term care impacts on family farming operations on September 27 at noon CDT.

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Sep 29

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training @ September

Develop the skills needed to provide Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) to South Dakotans experiencing stress and other emotional issues. MHFA training is an evidence-based public education and prevention tool to improve the public’s knowledge of mental health and substance problems and connect people with care for their mental health or substance use problems.

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Sep 30

2022 Private Applicator Training Online Course

Private applicators may complete this online course to renew their license between now and October 31, 2022.

Walking in the fall
Oct 01


Throughout the month of October, SDSU Extension and its partners are challenging South Dakotans to soak in the gorgeous colors of our state and make walking a top priority.

Garden at the SDSU Specialty Crop Research Field-South
Oct 04

Garden Hour Webinar

Garden Hour will return with as a limited series during the fall and winter months!

Eastern South Dakota Water Conference participants.
Oct 12

2022 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference

The 2022 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 12, at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center in Brookings, South Dakota.

Archery target
Oct 15

4-H Shooting Sports Coaches Training @ Butte County

SDSU Extension will host a 4-H Shooting Sports Coaches Training on Saturday, October 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MT in Belle Fourche, South Dakota.

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Oct 20

2022 Heirlooms: Creative Life Story Writing Workshops @ Genealogy Writing

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension will be hosting the 2022 Creative Life Story Writing Workshop webinar for Obituary Writing over Zoom on Oct. 20 from 6-8 p.m. CST.

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Oct 21

Ag Economic Dialogues - October

This free, 1-hour webinar was created to assist farmers and ranchers in making the best and most profitable decisions for their operations.

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Oct 26

Chronic Disease Lay Leader Training Registration

SDSU Extension and Better Choices, Better Health will host a virtual training series from October 26 to December 8 to help lay leaders facilitate chronic disease self-management workshops in their communities.

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Nov 01

SDSU Swine Day

To celebrate the sixth anniversary of the SDSU Swine Education and Research Facility, SDSU Extension is hosting Swine Day on November 1.

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Nov 03

International Farm Transition Network Training - Life Insurance Pitfalls

SDSU Extension and the International Farm Transition Network (IFTN) are holding an online training session discussing life insurance pitfalls in farm succession planning on November 3 at noon CDT.

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Nov 05

4-H Regional Volunteer Training @ Webster

SDSU Extension's South Dakota 4-H program will host a regional training for 4-H volunteers on Saturday, November 5 in Webster, South Dakota.

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Nov 07

November Virtual Community Book Read

Join the SDSU Extension Community Vitality team throughout the month of November for a virtual discussion of the book, “The Total Town Makeover” by Andrew McCrea.