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SDSU Extension Honors Staff, Team Members for Excellence in Service

November 10, 2021

Several South Dakota State University Extension professionals were recently recognized for their service, leadership and diversity in educational programming at the annual Fall Conference held Oct. 26-28 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings.

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SDSU Extension, College of Nursing Encourage Timely Talks This Holiday Season

November 01, 2021

With the holiday season rapidly approaching and many families planning to get together to celebrate religious and cultural traditions, SDSU experts say it may be a good time to also have some difficult conversations on advance care planning.

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What Can You Do To Prevent a Fall?

September 15, 2021

In South Dakota, falls were the leading cause of injury and injury-related death in 2017 and 2018, and the leading cause of injury among South Dakotans age 65 and older from 2011 to 2018.

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South Dakota Joins 2021 Mountain Plains Crunch Off

September 08, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension and the South Dakota Department of Education’s Division of Child and Adult Nutrition Services are partnering to bring this event to the state Oct. 4-8.

SDSU Extension to Host Final Creative Life Story Writing Workshop of 2021

September 01, 2021

“Heirlooms: Creative Life Writing” will be held Oct. 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. CDT. Free and open to the public, the fall session will center around participants’ heritage.

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VA Black Hills Health Care System Caregiver Summit Slated for Sept. 21

August 13, 2021

The VA Black Hills Health Care System Caregiver Summit will be held Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon MT and will focus on inclusive care.

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SDSU, NDSU Extension to Host Online Purposeful Retirement Book Club

July 30, 2021

The six-session online book club, centered around "Purposeful Retirement: How to Bring Happiness and Meaning to Your Retirement," by Hyrum W. Smith will begin Sept. 9.

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Registration Open for Chronic Disease Self-Management Lay Leader Training

July 27, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension is offering a virtual Better Choices, Better Health SD Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Lay Leader Training Aug. 19 to Sept. 30.

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SDSU Extension Welcomes Anna Barr as Farm to School Specialist

July 12, 2021

A native of Newton, Iowa, Anna Barr brings broad expertise to the position as Extension’s first Farm to School Nutrition Field Specialist.

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SDSU Extension to Offer Another Obituary Writing Workshop

June 16, 2021

On July 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. CST, SDSU Extension will once again provide adults the opportunity to preserve their life stories in their own words while crafting a document that is available for family and loved ones when most needed.

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SDSU Extension to Host Summer Farm Stress Series

May 24, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension is launching additional virtual farm stress workshops to promote mental health awareness from May throughout the summer.

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SDSU Experts Encourage South Dakotans to Advance Care Plan

April 06, 2021

April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day, a day meant to serve as a reminder about the importance of talking about advance care planning and completing advance directives.

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SDSU Extension to Host Online Obituary Writing Workshop

March 11, 2021

As most Americans prepare each year for spring tax season, few will sit down to put their affairs in order before death, and more specifically, to write their own obituary, says Leacey Brown, SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist.

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Park Rx Encourages South Dakotans to Exercise Outdoors

March 01, 2021

To get more South Dakotans moving, the South Dakota Department of Health, SDSU Extension and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks are once again working together to empower healthcare providers to write their patients a prescription for physical activity in any South Dakota state park.

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Tjeerdsma to Lead SDSU Extension Food and Families Program

February 26, 2021

The educational outreach arm of South Dakota State University, SDSU Extension, welcomes Michelle Tjeerdsma as the new Food and Families Program Director.