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Lemmon SD, A busy Main Street during the 2019 Energize Conference

Successful Energize! Conference Buoys Community Efforts in Lemmon, S.D., and Beyond

September 04, 2019

Cool, rainy weather in Lemmon, SD, didn’t dampen community spirit on April 30 and May 1, when the community hosted the state’s Energize! Conference facilitated by SDSU Extension’s Community Vitality Team. Over 120 community leaders from South Dakota, North Dakota, Michigan and Kansas gathered for the conference to gain new perspectives and share ideas in revitalizing rural communities. Topics discussed ranged from providing housing and healthcare to establishing a business in a rural community and involving youth on community boards.

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

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SDSU Extension Recognizes Rapid City Landfill & Volunteer Janet Smith

September 03, 2019

SDSU Extension nominated the Rapid City Landfill and volunteer Janet Smith for the 2019 Black Hills Spirit of Volunteerism Award, recognizing them for their support of community gardens.

Volunteer

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SDSU Extension Booths at 2019 South Dakota State Fair

August 26, 2019

SDSU Extension experts will be on site at the 2019 South Dakota State Fair in Huron on Aug. 29 – Sept. 2 to answer questions, share resources and present on a variety of topics.

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Free Difficult Conversation Lunch and Learn Webinar on September 11

August 26, 2019

Gerontologists from North Dakota State University Extension and SDSU Extension will host a Difficult Conversations webinar on Wednesday, September 11. The webinar begins at 11:00 a.m. MDT/Noon CDT. This webinar will discuss difficult conversations and strategies attendees can use to start the conversation with their loved ones

Older Adults

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31st Annual Winter Wheat Meeting Scheduled for August 27 in Draper

August 20, 2019

The Jones County Crop Improvement Association, along with SDSU Extension, will be hosting the 31st Annual Winter Wheat Meeting at Draper, S.D., on August 27. This meeting provides South Dakota wheat producers with the most recent South Dakota State University wheat variety trial results, as well as other information on winter wheat production in South Dakota.

Wheat, Crop Management, Crop Treatments

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South Dakota 4-H Recognizes Volunteers During 2019 State Fair

August 20, 2019

Individuals who have made significant contributions to South Dakota 4-H will be inducted into the South Dakota 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame on Sunday, Sept. 1, during the 2019 South Dakota State Fair in Huron. In addition, six individuals will be inducted into the 4-H Shooting Sports Volunteer Hall of Fame.

4-H State Fair, 4-H Volunteers

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South Dakota 4-H to Utilize Social Media Updates During the South Dakota State Fair

August 15, 2019

South Dakota 4-H will utilize social media platforms to stay connected with families and to provide live updates during activities at the South Dakota State Fair.

4-H State Fair

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Ag Economic Dialogues Scheduled

August 15, 2019

SDSU Extension will focus on production and marketing decisions at the August and September Ag Economic Dialogues.

Markets/Prices, Corn, Field Pea, Flax, Oats, Oilseed, Pulse Crops, Sorghum, Soybean, Sunflower, Wheat, Economics

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Equifax Data Breach Settlement: How to Make a Claim

August 14, 2019

Equifax, one of the three credit reporting agencies, collects credit and demographic data on over 800 million consumers and provides credit monitoring and fraud-prevention services. In September of 2017, Equifax announced that a data breach had occurred earlier in the year.

Family Finances

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Brookings Farm to Early Care and Learning Initiative Receives a USDA Farm to School Planning Grant

August 15, 2019

The Brookings School District has been awarded a 2019 Farm to School grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This planning grant, developed in partnership with SDSU Extension, the SDSU Fishback Center for Early Childhood Education and the SDSU Local Foods Education Center, will create the Brookings Farm to Early Care and Learning Initiative.

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South Dakota Farm and Ranch Stress Summit – Save the Date

August 13, 2019

The SDSU Extension Rural Behavioral Health Team is partnering with the South Dakota Counselors Association (SDCA) to host a three-day South Dakota Farm and Ranch Stress Summit, September 23-25. The Summit will be held at the Arrowwood Cedar Shore Resort & Conference Center in Oacoma, SD.

Farm Stress, Health

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South Dakota Sheep Growers Association Holds Successful Premium Ewe Sale

August 12, 2019

To meet the needs of emerging demand within the sheep industry for superior young ewe genetics available in smaller lot sizes, the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association (SDSGA), in cooperation with SDSU Extension, hosted a Premium Ewe Sale in conjunction with educational programming, July 27, 2019 at Magness Livestock Auction in Huron, S.D.

Sheep

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South Dakota 4-H Boosts Leadership Skills and Civic Engagement Through 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus

August 08, 2019

Learning about political processes in the vibrant, living classroom of the nation’s capital, 38 South Dakota 4-H youth participated in Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), an intensive 4-H civic engagement program for high school youth. The program was held at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md., on June 15-23.

4-H Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), 4-H Leadership & Personal Development Project

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SDSU Extension Offers Mental Health First Aid Training in Sioux Falls

August 02, 2019

The mental health first aid course will provide tools to identify when a person may be struggling with their mental health or a substance use problem.

Farm Stress, Health