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Better Choices, Better Health® SD Workshop Coming to SDSU Wellness Center

January 17, 2019

SDSU Extension and partners are providing an opportunity for South Dakotans to take control of their health by participating in educational sessions specifically designed for adults with chronic conditions.

Health, Better Choices, Better Health©

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SDSU Extension beefSD Class 4 Announced

February 21, 2019

SDSU Extension beefSD program is excited to announce the Class 4 line up for the 2018-2020 program. Twenty-nine South Dakota cattle producers from 18 ranching and farming operations from across the state were selected.

Beef Cattle

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Save the Date! April 30 - May 1, 2019 Energize! Conference, Lemmon

February 21, 2019

The SDSU Extension Community Vitality Team and community of Lemmon will host the Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference April 30 - May 1, 2019 in downtown Lemmon businesses.

Business Development, Small Businesses, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning, Community Leadership

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Peggy Schlechter Receives Friend of Economic Development Award from Wall Economic Development Corp.

February 21, 2019

SDSU Extension Community Vitality Field Specialist, Peggy Schlechter was recently recognized with the Friend of Economic Development Award by the Wall Economic Development Corporation.

Developing Communities, Strategic Planning, Community Leadership

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Miner County Hosts 37th Annual Feeder Calf Show

February 21, 2019

Black Friday has an altogether different meaning in Miner County where showing cattle the day after Thanksgiving has been a Miner County tradition for the past 37 years. 2018 was once again a success.

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SDSU Extension Encourages Families To Discuss Aging

February 21, 2019

As you think about yourself as an older person, what do you see? The answer to this question is likely very personal because everyone has different goals and priorities for themselves and their family, explained Leacey E. Brown, SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist.

Older Adults

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Philip Rozeboom is new SDSU Extension Integrated Pest Management Coordinator

February 21, 2019

Philip Rozeboom recently joined the SDSU Extension team to serve South Dakotans as the new SDSU Extension Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinator.

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Business Owner Says 4-H Developed Confidence in Abilities

December 18, 2018

When Kelly (Wilkerson) Bail sold Waves of the West, her rodeo sponsor flags business, in 2016, it was with a grateful heart.

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I-29 Moo University Collaboration to Host Lender Information Webinar

February 21, 2019

The I-29 Moo University, of which SDSU Extension is a collaborating partner, is hosting a webinar, Improving Conversations With Your Lender, Thursday, December 20, 2018.

Dairy Cattle, I-29 Moo University

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Jennifer Folliard is new SDSU Extension Family & Community Health Specialist

February 21, 2019

When it comes to fruit and vegetable consumption, South Dakotans rank among the lowest in the nation. As a new SDSU Extension Family & Community Health Field Specialist, Jennifer Folliard is working to change the statistics in two communities by removing one of the greatest barriers to healthy eating - cost.

Nutrition, Health

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SDSU Extension Calf Value Discovery Program Registration Open

December 19, 2018

South Dakota cattle producers can sign up for the SDSU Extension Calf Value Discovery Program today to receive post-weaning performance data to help them improve management decisions that impact the financial bottom-line.

Beef Cattle

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December Climate Outlook Uncertain as El Nino Develops

December 17, 2018

As El Niño develops in the Pacific Ocean, the month ahead proves to be challenging for climate forecasters, said Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension State Climatologist.

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SDSU Extension Team Provides Mental Health & Opioid Education to South Dakota's Rural Communities

February 01, 2019

In 2017, 192 South Dakotans committed suicide. The greatest number reported in the state's history. This fact is not lost on SDSU Extension, an organization dedicated to serving South Dakotans with research-based information, resources and a trusted team for more than a century.

Health

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Grady Ruble is New SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist

February 01, 2019

Grady Ruble recently joined the SDSU Extension team to serve South Dakotans as an SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.

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Utilize Corn Stalks for Grazing

December 19, 2018

Corn residue can serve many purposes on cow/calf operations in the Upper Midwest. And, it may be one of the most underutilized resources cow/calf producers have access to, explained SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist Taylor Grussing.

Beef Cattle