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Registration Now Open for 2021 South Dakota Local Foods Conference

October 13, 2021

A three-day, virtual event celebrating local food production and use in South Dakota, SDLFC invites all supporters of local food to attend and discuss presentations on specialty crop production, industry challenges, new technologies and opportunities.

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19 South Dakotans Selected To Change Network Learning Experience

September 22, 2021

Representing communities and Native nations across the state, these change makers have identified opportunities to create more equitable, accessible and welcoming environments where they live and work.

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Third Annual 'Energize!' Conference Sees Sustained Success

October 26, 2021

An opportunity to hear about successful revitalizations, community projects and business opportunities, this year’s Energize! Conference drew more than 100 people.

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Neys Joins SDSU Extension Community Vitality Team

August 31, 2021

As a Community Vitality Field Specialist, Neys will provide leadership in building mutual learning relationships with community citizens and leaders.

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SDSU Extension Launches ‘Building Highly Effective Boards’ Series

October 26, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension's Community Vitality team will soon be releasing a new educational series — all centered around board members, meetings and missions.

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Peterson Farm Brothers to Headline AgriCulture on the Square

July 23, 2021

After a one-year break due to the pandemic, AgriCulture on the Square will be back in Rapid City, South Dakota on Saturday, Sept. 11.

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2021 Energize! Conference to Feature Rural South Dakota Success Stories

July 15, 2021

Milbank is gearing up to host the third annual Energize! Conference — an opportunity for South Dakotans to hear about successful revitalizations, community projects and business opportunities happening in rural communities across the state.

2021 Energize! Conference Slated for August in Milbank

June 04, 2021

The scheduled keynote speaker for this year’s "Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities" Conference is Amanda Brinkman, co-host of the TV series, "Small Business Revolution."

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South Dakota Change Network to Host Fifth Cohort

April 27, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension has announced the application period for the South Dakota Change Network program is now open.

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SDSU Extension Partners with Grocers for Double Up Dakota Bucks

February 22, 2021

Some South Dakota grocery stores are now offering participants of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) a chance to double up on fresh fruits and vegetables.

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SDSU Extension to Host Second Community-Focused Book Read

February 19, 2021

Would you like to be part of a community book read?

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SDSU Extension Launches New AgritourismSD Program

January 12, 2021

Do you farm or ranch and want to share your passion and excitement for agriculture with others?

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SDSU Extension Launches Community-Focused Book Read Group

December 16, 2020

SDSU Extension’s Community Vitality team will be offering a statewide virtual book read focusing on community issues beginning January 20, 2021.

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SDSU Extension Professionals Honored for Accomplishments

November 10, 2020

SDSU Extension professionals were recognized for a variety of achievements at the annual Fall Conference held virtually October 28-29.

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Seventeen South Dakotans Selected to Participate in State Change Network

May 28, 2021

A group of 17 South Dakotans has been selected to participate in the 2020-2021 cohort of South Dakota Change Network.