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

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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.

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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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Aug 15

2019 South Dakota Food Safety Summit

SDSU Extension and USDA-FSIS will host a learning opportunity on Aug. 15 at 8 AM CDT at the SDSU Animal Science Complex (1097 N. Campus Dr. Brookings, SD 57007) for all who are interested in food safety and public health.

Food Safety, Nutrition

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Jul 30

Food Preservation Education Workshop @ Sioux Falls

SDSU Extension will host food preservation education workshops on July 30 at 1 and 5:30 PM at the SDSU Extension Sioux Falls Regional Center (2001 E. 8th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103).

Food Safety

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Sep 06

Food Preservation Workshop @ Rapid City

SDSU Extension will be hosting a food preservation workshop on September 6 at 4 PM MDT at the Walter Taylor 4-H Building (601 E. Centre, Rapid City, SD 57701).

Canning, Food Safety