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Nathania Knight Awarded South Dakota State University’s 2020 Outstanding Professional Award

May 01, 2020

Nathania Knight has been awarded the 2020 Outstanding Professional Award by the South Dakota State University Professional Staff Advisory Council.

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South Dakota Change Network Applications Open

April 20, 2020

SDSU Extension is seeking South Dakotans who see opportunities to lead change in their organizations and communities to apply for the South Dakota Change Network.

Developing Communities

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SDSU Extension Continues Outreach Efforts During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 03, 2020

While offices throughout the state are closed, SDSU Extension experts remain available remotely and encourage the public to reach out to them via email or by phone.

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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.

Community Leadership, Small Businesses, Business Development, Developing Communities, Entrepreneurship

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Agritourism Workshop helps South Dakota producers identify opportunities

March 27, 2020

Opportunities in agritourism for South Dakota farmers and ranchers were shared at the Agritourism Workshop held Feb. 20-21 in Pierre.

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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.

Community Leadership, Small Businesses, Business Development, Developing Communities, Entrepreneurship

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South Dakota Change Network Announces 18 Changemakers

February 18, 2020

SDSU Extension is pleased to announce the 18 South Dakotans selected to the third cohort of the South Dakota Change Network.

Volunteer, Developing Communities

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Double Up Bucks Program Launches in Grocery Stores across South Dakota and North Dakota

January 21, 2020

The launch of the Double Up Dakota Bucks in grocery stores is the first of its kind in both North and South Dakota.

Family Finances, Health

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De Smet Community Organizations Receive AEDs and CPR Training

January 14, 2020

First responders, rural churches and community members in De Smet and Kingsbury County recently received automated external defibrillator’s (AEDs)and CPR training provided by the Well Connected Communities De Smet Wellness Coalition.

Developing Communities, Health

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SDSU Extension Releases Dakota and Lakota Traditional Games Resource Guide

December 31, 2019

SDSU Extension recently released a resource guide on traditional Dakota and Lakota games. The free, downloadable guide contains six traditional Dakota games and six traditional Lakota games, including photos, instructions on how to play and how to craft the game pieces.

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SDSU Extension to Host “Communicating with Farmers Under Stress” Workshop January 10

December 27, 2019

SDSU Extension will facilitate a “Communicating with Farmers Under Stress” workshop Friday, January 10, at 11:00 AM CST in the Huron Regional Medical Center Auditorium.

Farm Stress

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SDSU Extension to Host Estate and Transition Planning Conference on January 10-11 in Oacoma

December 03, 2019

SDSU Extension will host the Power of Women as AgVocates Conference on Jan. 10 - 11, at the Arrowwood Cedar Shore Resort and Conference Center in Oacoma. The theme of the conference is “The Power of Advocating: Estate and Transition Planning – The Difficult Conversations.”

Family Finances

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SDSU Extension and Pioneer Memorial Hospital Partner to Provide Farm Stress Workshops in Viborg on November 21

November 18, 2019

SDSU Extension is partnering with the Pioneer Memorial Hospital to host two Farm Stress Workshops on Nov. 21 in Viborg at Pioneer Memorial Hospital.

Farm Stress

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City of Martin receives 2019 Healthy Hometown Powered by Wellmark Community Award

November 14, 2019

City of Martin receives 2019 Healthy Hometown Powered by Wellmark Community Award.

Developing Communities, Community Leadership

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“Writing Your Future” Grant Writing Workshop to be held November 14

October 29, 2019

The “Writing Your Future” grant writing workshop will be held Thursday, November 14, at the Hyde County Memorial Auditorium in Highmore. The workshop is designed to assist rural communities in finding funding opportunities and will be co-hosted by SDSU Extension and Highmore Civic and Commerce.

Developing Communities