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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations training June 28 in Huron

June 08, 2023

There is an environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) on June 28, 2023, at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron, South Dakota.

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SDSU Extension offers a free self-paced course for tech-savvy caregivers

June 02, 2023

SDSU Extension is offering a free online course for people who regularly care for a friend or family member with health problems or a disability.

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SDSU Extension welcomes new 4-H Youth Program Advisor for Hamlin and Kingsbury counties

June 02, 2023

SDSU Extension is happy to announce Abbigale (Abbi) Steeke as the new 4-H Youth Program Advisor for Hamlin and Kingsbury counties.

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SDSU Extension presence growing in Sioux Falls-area youth development programs

May 26, 2023

The SDSU Extension team based in the Sioux Falls Regional Office is working to provide quality education and programming for youth in the Sioux Falls area.

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SDSU Extension partnerships with Fort Thompson groups seeing positive growth

May 26, 2023

Lindsay Moore, SDSU Extension Community Health and Obesity Program Director, said CDC HOP’s goal is “to enhance opportunities for nutrition and physical activity in communities.” Through that grant funding, administered by SDSU Extension, Moore said the program supports communities looking to grow their capacity.

SDSU Extension growing reach through podcasts

May 26, 2023

There are now three SDSU Extension podcasts: “Streamlines,” a deep dive into water management and its effects on South Dakota agriculture; “CattleHQ,” for cow/calf producers; and “Home Starts Here,” a showcase of South Dakotans at work in their home communities.

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SDSU Extension to host High Tunnel Field Day featuring Webster-area farmers

May 26, 2023

SDSU Extension is hosting a High Tunnel Field Day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST June 5 at Waldner Farms, 522 E. First Ave., Webster, South Dakota.

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SDSU Extension co-sponsoring cybercrime safety webinar

May 23, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension partnering with North Dakota State University Extension to co-sponsor a free cybercrime safety webinar.

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SDSU Extension seeks participants for Cohort Seven of South Dakota Change Network

May 23, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension is pleased to announce the application period for the South Dakota Change Network program is open through June 15, 2023. This year-long learning experience supports South Dakotans who see opportunities to make the places they live and work more welcoming to all people.

2022 Energize Conference attendees.

Young entrepreneurs share their stories at the 2023 Energize! conference in Wessington Springs

May 16, 2023

A panel of young entrepreneurs including Aidan Friesen, Hope Karels, Swade Ries and Oliver Moeckly will speak at this year’s Energize! conference in Wessington Springs. SDSU Extension and the community of Wessington Springs will host the 2023 Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference May 31-June 1.

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SDSU Extension welcomes new Better Choices, Better Health SD Engagement and Enrollment Coordinator

May 16, 2023

SDSU Extension is pleased to announce Sandi Traupel as the new Engagement and Enrollment Coordinator for the Better Choices, Better Health SD program.

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SDSU Extension, McCrory Gardens to host 2023 Garden Discovery Festival

May 15, 2023

SDSU Extension and McCrory Gardens are kicking off their summer programming with the 2023 Garden Discovery Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. CST on May 21 at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, South Dakota.

Tom Hausmann gives a briefing before the burn, while Greg Schmitz listens with the rest of the burn crew.

Mid-Missouri River Prescribed Burn Association: A landowner-led effort along the Missouri River

May 26, 2023

Started in 2016, the Mid-Missouri River Prescribed Burn Association is a landowner-led effort to combat the spread of trees along the Missouri River corridor in Gregory, Charles Mix, Brule and Lyman counties.

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SDSU Extension receives $1 million contribution agreement from NRCS to protect grasslands from invasive trees

May 26, 2023

Trees are taking over the grasslands in the Northern Plains. To meet that threat, SDSU Extension recently received a $1 million contribution agreement from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to combat the spread.

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Put Your Location on the Map along the US Highway 14 SD Rural Road Trip Trail

May 03, 2023

SDSU Extension is holding a series of community meetings to share and collect information to promote tourism along U.S. Highway 14, which runs east-west across north-central South Dakota.