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Why the 2020 Census Matters to Your Community

The 2020 Census will provide a snapshot of our nation—who we are, where we live, and so much more. The 2020 Census will provide data that will impact communities for the next decade, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and determine congressional representation.

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South Dakota Change Network Applications Open

April 20, 2020

SDSU Extension is seeking South Dakotans who see opportunities to lead change in their organizations and communities to apply for the South Dakota Change Network.

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South Dakota 4-H Hosts Operation: Healthy Habits Challenge

October 08, 2021

During these unprecedented and occasionally sedentary times, South Dakota 4-H is encouraging South Dakota residents to get active, be active and stay active by participating in the Operation: Healthy Habits Challenge.

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2020 State 4-H Event Cancellation List

This list aids planning and decision-making for 4-H member families and volunteers in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Farmers Markets and COVID-19

Farmers markets are a very important sector in South Dakota. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised a great deal of concern on trying to keep these markets open, while providing a safe environment for consumers to shop. This article is a guide to help farmers markets set up their operation in a manner that will best protect consumers and allow for continuation of operations.

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Nathania Knight Awarded South Dakota State University’s 2020 Outstanding Professional Award

May 01, 2020

Nathania Knight has been awarded the 2020 Outstanding Professional Award by the South Dakota State University Professional Staff Advisory Council.

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South Dakota Change Network to Host Fifth Cohort

April 27, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension has announced the application period for the South Dakota Change Network program is now open.

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State 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging

View resources and information for State 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging.

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Rangeland and Soils Days set for June 2 in Murdo, Redfield

May 06, 2021

The event will focus solely on the Go-Getter (14-to-18-year-old) division. The Go-Getters will judge habitat suitability for cattle and grouse, in addition to plant identification and morphology.

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South Dakota 4-H Awards 2021 Scholarships

July 28, 2021

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension and South Dakota 4-H are proud to announce the 2021 State 4-H Scholarship recipients.