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Energize! Conference: Save the Date! May 5-6, 2020

October 25, 2021

The SDSU Extension Community Vitality Team and the Community of Milbank are teaming up to host the Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference May 5-6, 2020 in Milbank, South Dakota.

2019 Beginner Livestock Skill-A-Thon Top-5 Individuals holding their awards.

State Livestock Judging & Skill-a-Thon Results & Recognition

View results from the annual 4-H state livestock judging and skill-a-thon competitions.

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Energize! Conference Rescheduled to October 7-8, 2020 in Milbank, SD

October 25, 2021

SDSU Extension is rescheduling the third annual Energize Conference to October 7-8, 2020 in order to comply with CDC guidelines and to protect the population from COVID-19.

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Counties Designated as Disaster Areas and Qualify for Other Programs

Five South Dakota counties have been given disaster declarations due to dry summer conditions. This declaration gives producers in these counties and those in contiguous counties access to USDA-FSA emergency loans.

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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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Grant County 4-H’er Masters Hobby, Launches New Cupcake Business

December 02, 2021

Baking and binge-watching baking shows has always been a hobby for Hope Karels. It wasn’t until two years ago that the Grant County 4-H’er felt the urge to perfect her cupcake confectionary skills.

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Third Annual 'Energize!' Conference Sees Sustained Success

October 26, 2021

An opportunity to hear about successful revitalizations, community projects and business opportunities, this year’s Energize! Conference drew more than 100 people.

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Volunteer Policies & Forms

These policies and forms provide useful information for volunteers.

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State 4-H Livestock Judging and Skill-a-Thon

View resources and results from the State 4-H Livestock Judging and Skill-a-Thon competitions held Sept. 16–17, 2022 in Brookings, South Dakota.

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4HOnline & FairEntry

Instructions for using 4HOnline and FairEntry.