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SDSU Extension to Hold Workshops for Beginning Farmers/Ranchers Looking for Land

August 04, 2020

SDSU Extension will host Farmland for the Next Generation, an eight-week virtual workshop series, beginning August 31.

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Personal Finance Curriculum Training Offered by SDSU Extension

July 28, 2020

SDSU Extension will be hosting a free, virtual High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) curriculum training on August 11 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT for educators teaching middle or high school personal finance.

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South Dakota Small Business Basics Program Participant Earns Award in Business Plan Contest

July 14, 2020

Heather Solberg of Volga has been awarded $500 to put toward a business plan concept she developed while participating in the Small Business Basics program coordinated by SDSU Extension.

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SDSU Extension Offers Mortgage and Rent Advice During COVID-19

June 16, 2020

With unemployment rates skyrocketing during the Covid-19 pandemic, many Americans are struggling to make ends meet.

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SDSU Extension Advises on Student Loan Payment Suspension

May 28, 2020

Almost 45 million Americans have student loans, and during months where everything seems uncertain, meeting those payments can be challenging.

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Energize! Conference Rescheduled to October 7-8, 2020 in Milbank, SD

April 20, 2020

SDSU Extension is rescheduling the third annual Energize Conference to October 7-8, 2020 in order to comply with CDC guidelines and to protect the population from COVID-19.

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I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course to be Held Online March 24 Due to COVID-19

August 06, 2020

The I-29 Moo University Collaboration will host the annual Dairy Beef Short Course online on March 24.

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SDSU Extension to Address Economic and Marketing Issues in Crop and Livestock Production During Ag Economic Dialogue Series

August 06, 2020

SDSU Extension will host monthly Ag Economic Dialogues throughout 2020 to assist farmers and ranchers in making the best and most profitable decisions for their operations.

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Energize! Conference: Save the Date! May 5-6, 2020

February 21, 2020

The SDSU Extension Community Vitality Team and the Community of Milbank are teaming up to host the Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference May 5-6, 2020 in Milbank, South Dakota.

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South Dakota 4-H Makes Selection of 2019-20 State 4-H Ambassadors

September 27, 2019

During the South Dakota State Fair in Huron, South Dakota 4-H selected 23 teens from across the state to serve as the 2019-2020 State 4-H Ambassador team.

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Maximizing Silage Value

August 06, 2020

Significant losses happen every year in silage bunkers and piles across the United States. Storage losses also affect the feeding value of the remaining silage.

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Your Money, Your Goals Program to Be Held in Brookings, Sioux Falls and Watertown

September 20, 2019

SDSU Extension will be hosting a Your Money, Your Goals program on October 1 at the Brookings Public Library, October 8 at the Sioux Falls Extension Regional Center, and November 5 at the Watertown Regional Library. Each program is open to the public, free of cost and will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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Northeastern South Dakota Communities Team up to Enhance Economic Development Efforts

September 13, 2019

Teamwork is a critical component for successful sports teams – so why not take a team approach to economic development as well? That’s the thought among city and county officials and residents in northeastern South Dakota including Day, Grant, Marshall and Roberts counties.

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Successful Energize! Conference Buoys Community Efforts in Lemmon, S.D., and Beyond

September 04, 2019

Cool, rainy weather in Lemmon, SD, didn’t dampen community spirit on April 30 and May 1, when the community hosted the state’s Energize! Conference facilitated by SDSU Extension’s Community Vitality Team. Over 120 community leaders from South Dakota, North Dakota, Michigan and Kansas gathered for the conference to gain new perspectives and share ideas in revitalizing rural communities. Topics discussed ranged from providing housing and healthcare to establishing a business in a rural community and involving youth on community boards.

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SDSU Extension Recognizes Rapid City Landfill & Volunteer Janet Smith

September 03, 2019

SDSU Extension nominated the Rapid City Landfill and volunteer Janet Smith for the 2019 Black Hills Spirit of Volunteerism Award, recognizing them for their support of community gardens.