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South Dakota 4-H Makes Selection of 2019-20 State 4-H Ambassadors

September 27, 2019

During the South Dakota State Fair in Huron, South Dakota 4-H selected 23 teens from across the state to serve as the 2019-2020 State 4-H Ambassador team.

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Range Workshops Held at Rosebud and Kyle this Summer

September 26, 2019

Youth and adults of the Sicangu Oyate (Rosebud Sioux Tribe) and the Oglala Lakota Nation participated in range workshops this summer put on by SDSU Extension, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and partners.

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Maximizing Silage Value

October 09, 2019

Significant losses happen every year in silage bunkers and piles across the United States.

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South Dakota Youth to Celebrate National 4-H Week October 6-12

October 04, 2019

BROOKINGS, S.D. - The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H.

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Your Money, Your Goals Program to Be Held in Brookings, Sioux Falls and Watertown

September 20, 2019

SDSU Extension will be hosting a Your Money, Your Goals program on October 1 at the Brookings Public Library, October 8 at the Sioux Falls Extension Regional Center, and November 5 at the Watertown Regional Library. Each program is open to the public, free of cost and will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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USDA to Collect Information on Small Grain Production in South Dakota

September 20, 2019

South Dakota will be one of 32 states taking part in a small grains survey conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the United States Department of Agriculture this fall.

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Northeastern South Dakota Communities Team up to Enhance Economic Development Efforts

September 13, 2019

Teamwork is a critical component for successful sports teams – so why not take a team approach to economic development as well? That’s the thought among city and county officials and residents in northeastern South Dakota including Day, Grant, Marshall and Roberts counties.

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Dakota Lakes Research Farm Fall Field Day to be Held Sept. 18

September 13, 2019

South Dakota State University’s Dakota Lakes Research Farm will host a fall field day on Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. CDT. The farm is located at 21310 308th Ave., Pierre, S.D. 57501, and is approximately 17 miles east of Pierre on Hwy 34.

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Governor Noem declares September 23 Falls Prevention Awareness Day

September 13, 2019

Falling is not a normal part of growing older. Falls cost our Nation an estimated $95,000 per minute in 2015, totaling $50 billion.

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SDSU Extension and Rosebud Sioux Tribe to Host Cattle Handling Workshop on September 19

September 12, 2019

SDSU Extension, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service will be hosting a free cattle handling workshop entitled, “Strengthening Your Stockmanship,” on Sept. 19.

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State 4-H Leadership Ambassador Hosts Public Presentations Workshop

September 11, 2019

This summer, South Dakota State 4-H Leadership Ambassador Kate DeVelder co-hosted a public presentation workshop for Clay County 4-H members. DeVelder co-hosted the event with Aimee Sorenson, Instructor of Communications Studies at the University of South Dakota.

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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.

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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.

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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