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SWOT Analysis for Your Ranch (And Don’t Forget About Yourself)

A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis is something that you can sit down and complete during this first month or so of 2020 so that you can set your operation up for success as we move into the more hectic times that spring brings.

retired couple sitting on a park bench overlooking a bluff.

Financial Elder Abuse Webinar Hosted by SDSU Extension

January 21, 2020

Who do you trust with your money?

cattle out on a snowy white day

Winter Cow Supplementation Options

Cold temperatures coupled with wind chill and precipitation make it challenging to meet a cow’s nutrient requirements during the winter months.

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South Dakota State University Releases Free Resources About Advance Care Planning

January 29, 2020

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, only one out of every three South Dakotans has an advance directive.

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Double Up Bucks Program Launches in Grocery Stores across South Dakota and North Dakota

January 21, 2020

The launch of the Double Up Dakota Bucks in grocery stores is the first of its kind in both North and South Dakota.

A family planting vegetables in a raised bed garden.

Building Your Farm to School Team

One of the first steps to take when starting with farm to school is developing your farm to school team. Putting together a farm to school team should include a core group of individuals and agencies who are dedicated to the farm to school mission.

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School Purchasing Guide and Menu Planning

Getting started with implementing farm to school can be challenging and can bring on many questions. A big question that many schools have is: Why local?

A group of tribal educators and wellness coalition members visiting a geothermal greenhouse growing and selling citrus fruits in cold Northern Nebraska in January.

Producer Farm to School Guide

Producers have an avenue to provide their products that they might not have known about or may have question on how they can access this opportunity. Local schools are an excellent source for local producers to provide healthy options for students in their communities.

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South Dakota State 4-H Ambassadors Attend National 4-H Youth Agri-Science Summit

January 24, 2020

Hands-on learning experience prepared youth to develop an action plan to address local agri-science challenges.

A young woman carefully placing her infant child in a crib on his back.

Safe Sleeping Methods for Infants

Safe sleeping positions and methods have come to light in the local news after an infant death in a daycare setting that could have been avoided.