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Oct 12

Photography for Agritourism – Virtual Workshops

Want to take your agritourism marketing and promotion to the next level by sharpening your photo skills?

Virtual Community Entrepreneurship Conference to be Held Nov. 9-13

September 24, 2020

A virtual, multi-state Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference is being hosted by SDSU Extension, in partnership with seven state university extension programs, on November 9-13.

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Nov 09

Multi-State Community Entrepreneurship Conference

Eight state University Extension teams are collaborating to offer a week-long virtual conference in November 2020.

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Networks, Hierarchies, and Power in the 21st Century

In this article, we look at how hierarchies and networks have influenced modern society. Then we examine how South Dakota innovators in the community development space have utilized these concepts in their work today.

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Community Vitality Newsletter

SDSU Extension's Community Vitality Newsletter includes resources to enhance communities and improve their capacity to flourish.

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Dakota Fresh Food Hub Continues Connecting Local Farmers With Local Consumers

Interest in local foods continues to soar among consumers nationwide. Here in South Dakota, the Dakota Fresh Food Hub in the southeastern corner of the state is helping meet that local demand by providing an array of local foods to wholesale and retail customers.

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The Power of 10: Rural Considerations in Placemaking

When you think of a place that you enjoy, how many different types of engagement make that place valuable? Consider a park. You have the swing sets, the children’s area, a pool, perhaps a gazebo or small shell, the trees and environment. Is that enough for a quality space?

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Three Legal Duties of a Nonprofit Board Member

Fact sheet about three legal duties of a nonprofit board member.

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Roles, Influence, and Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board Member

Fact sheet about the roles, influence, and responsibilities of a nonprofit board member.

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Strategy, Service and Social Media Among Skills Taught at SDSU Extension’s Small Business Basics Course

Coordinated by SDSU Extension Community Vitality Specialists Peggy Schlechter and Ann Taecker, the Small Business Basics program covers an extensive list of topics, including writing or updating business plans, tax and licensing, employee relations, pricing and marketing, customer service, social media, and aspects of financing.