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Food

For the 12.6 percent of South Dakota households living with food insecurity, programs like Voices for Food work with local volunteers and food pantries to ensure those they serve receive balanced options and fresh produce.

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Preservation

SDSU Extension provides established and trusted research-based food preservation information.

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Safety

Food safety education is essential from field to table for entrepreneurs, consumers and businesses.

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Farmers Market

Farmers markets can help strengthen a community by stimulating the local economy and creating local entrepreneurial opportunities.

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Nutrition & Health

A healthy and balanced diet is key to maintaining a full and active lifestyle.

Since 2015, SDSU Extension has worked with communities across South Dakota to establish and sustain community-based wellness coalitions that address health and other disparities. These coalitions have accomplished many successes by working together by implementing practice and evidence-based strategies related to nutrition, physical activity, and community-clinical linkages to prevent chronic disease.

Upcoming Events

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Nov 05

November Self-Care Series

Join South Dakota State University Extension Health and Wellness Specialists for a weekly self-care opportunity during the months of February, May, August and November.

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Nov 17

Fall HACCP Workshop

The Hazard Analysis Training Workshop (HACCP) will be held Nov.17-18 at the SDSU West River Ag Center in Rapid City to teach food safety plan writing at both the state and federal level.

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Jan 04

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training (January 4, 2022)

Develop the skills needed to provide Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) to South Dakotans experiencing stress and other emotional issues using evidence-based public education and prevention tools to improve your knowledge of mental health and connect people with care.

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Jan 13

Fit & Strong! Instructor Training Applications

South Dakota State Univeristy (SDSU) Extension’s Food and Family’s is holding an online training session on Jan 13. for prospective instructors to help run the Fit & Strong(F&S) Program