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South Dakota Joins the National Active People, Healthy Nation Campaign

October 23, 2020

SDSU Extension is excited to join the national effort of promoting Active People, Healthy Nation through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) High Obesity Program (HOP).

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SDSU Extension Launches Toolkit to Help Teach Older Adults New Technology Skills

September 29, 2020

SDSU Extension has developed the TeachSD Toolkit which provides educational videos and instructional guides to assist individuals and organizations seeking to help older adults learn new technology skills.

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Virtual Eastern South Dakota Water Conference to be Held October 14

September 22, 2020

The 2020 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference, sponsored by the South Dakota Water Resources Institute, will be held Wednesday, October 14, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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SDSU Extension Releases Guide for Landowners Involved in Wind or Energy Development

September 18, 2020

Recent energy development projects have impacted several regions of South Dakota with disturbance to native soils.

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Prevent Falls and Maximize Quality of Life for Older South Dakotans

September 08, 2020

Falls Prevention Awareness Week, held September 21-25, 2020, is an opportunity to raise awareness about how to prevent falls among older adults.

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Stress and Mental Health Resources Available to South Dakota Producers, Family Members and Friends

August 14, 2020

April blizzards, wet planting and harvest conditions, low commodity prices, and trade concerns made 2019 a stressful year for many South Dakotans.

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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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SDSU Extension to Host Online Book Club on Purposeful Retirement

July 17, 2020

SDSU Extension will host an online book club about retirement starting September 1, 2020.

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South Dakota Mesonet Weather Station at Eagle Butte Returns to Service

July 15, 2020

The South Dakota Mesonet at South Dakota State University has reactivated its weather station near Eagle Butte with the support of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority.

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SDSU Extension Offers Advance Care Planning Webinar

June 26, 2020

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, only one in three South Dakotans have completed an advance directive, which is a document that states what kind of health care treatment an individual would want to receive, or not want to receive, if they could not speak for themselves.

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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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Join SDSU Extension Staff for a Virtual Coffee Break

June 06, 2020

Throughout the summer of 2020, SDSU Extension staff are hosting monthly virtual coffee breaks on a variety of topics.

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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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Summer 2020 Climate & Drought Outlook

August 26, 2020

With alternating cool and warm weather patterns throughout the last few months and the summer season ahead, temperature continues to be a challenge for climate forecasters in South Dakota.