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All families are unique and so are their needs. SDSU Extension takes a holistic approach to serving South Dakotans of all ages. By listening, our team of experts collaborate with stakeholders to provide research-based information, resources and programing to support the overall wellbeing of South Dakota families.

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Child Education

Nationally, more than 60 percent of households are dual income, resulting in an increased need for early childhood education programming.

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Older Adults

Over the next 20 years, the number of adults over the age of 65 will increase dramatically.

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Family Finances

Access the tools needed to take charge of your financial future.

Upcoming Events

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Jan 21

Career Conversations: Exploring My Future in the 605

South Dakota 4-H is holding a Career Conversations course on its Training House platform to teach various lessons about the career fields in South Dakota.

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Jan 25

2022 Heirlooms: Creative Life Story Writing Workshops @ Creative Life Story Writing

South Dakota State University Extension will be hosting the 2022 Creative Life Story Writing Workshops, a 3-part zoom webinar, running from Jan. 25 to Oct. 20 2022.

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Jan 27

Caregiver Learning Workshops: Estate and Elder Law Planning

As a caregiver, understanding elder law and legal issues around caring for adults is critical.

Unfortunately, the sheer complexity of legal issues and aging is overwhelming and many caregivers find they do not have the time to learn everything they need to know about caregiving and elder law.

This Caregiver Learning Workshop will increase attendee knowledge about important elder law topics.

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Feb 16

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training @ February

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.