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SDSU Extension’s community vitality team supports citizens in their efforts to enhance the qualities that make their community special.

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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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Aug 11

ENERGIZE! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference August 2021

SDSU Extension will host a conference in August 2021 about rural communities held in a rural community in the Milbank community.

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Discussing Food and Agriculture in South Dakota: A Guide for Community Leaders

Food production and farming are issues that operate at the complex pivot point of where ecology and nature meet the marketplace and political systems. The way agriculturalists and communities handle their resources, both individually, and collectively, depends on their collective vision for the future.

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Where Remote Work and Placemaking Meet: Driving Rural Change

With the launch of the South Dakota Remote Works program and the launch of our initial class in January, SDSU Extension reaffirms its role in preparing communities and residents alike as the nature of the workforce changes.

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What is Placemaking?

Placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. By this definition, placemaking is possible for communities of all shapes and sizes in South Dakota.

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Building Sustainable Places Through Diversifying Risk

When developing a place-based strategy for a community or town, many challenges can arise. Understanding business risk and diversification gives us the tools to recognize a well-built, functioning place-based strategy.

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Building Trust and Social Capital in South Dakota

Whether it is entrepreneurism, leadership development, education, healthcare, good governance, managing natural resources, strategic planning, or economic development; as an individual looking to drive change in our South Dakota communities, with so many challenges it can be difficult to know where to start.

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2019 Energize! Conference Evaluation Report

Evaluation Report for the 2019 Energize Conference held in Lemmon, South Dakota.

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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.