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De Smet Community Organizations Receive AEDs and CPR Training

January 14, 2020

First responders, rural churches and community members in De Smet and Kingsbury County recently received automated external defibrillator’s (AEDs)and CPR training provided by the Well Connected Communities De Smet Wellness Coalition.

Developing Communities, Health

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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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Feb 20

Agritourism Workshop @ Pierre

SDSU Extension and the SD Dept. of Tourism will be hosting an agritourism workshop on Feb. 20-21 at the SDSU Extension Pierre Regional Center (412 Missouri Ave., Pierre, SD)

Developing Communities

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New “AgriCulture” Event in Rapid City Connects Urban Families to Ag Community

Rapid City’s Main Street Square featured all-things agriculture on Saturday, September 21, 2019 allowing urban consumers an opportunity to meet the farmers and ranchers who produce their food and learn how they care for crops, livestock and rangelands.

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City of Martin receives 2019 Healthy Hometown Powered by Wellmark Community Award

November 14, 2019

City of Martin receives 2019 Healthy Hometown Powered by Wellmark Community Award.

Developing Communities, Community Leadership

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“Writing Your Future” Grant Writing Workshop to be held November 14

October 29, 2019

The “Writing Your Future” grant writing workshop will be held Thursday, November 14, at the Hyde County Memorial Auditorium in Highmore. The workshop is designed to assist rural communities in finding funding opportunities and will be co-hosted by SDSU Extension and Highmore Civic and Commerce.

Developing Communities

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Northeastern South Dakota Communities Team up to Enhance Economic Development Efforts

September 13, 2019

Teamwork is a critical component for successful sports teams – so why not take a team approach to economic development as well? That’s the thought among city and county officials and residents in northeastern South Dakota including Day, Grant, Marshall and Roberts counties.

Community Leadership, Developing Communities, Small Businesses, Entrepreneurship

Lemmon SD, A busy Main Street during the 2019 Energize Conference

Successful Energize! Conference Buoys Community Efforts in Lemmon, S.D., and Beyond

September 04, 2019

Cool, rainy weather in Lemmon, SD, didn’t dampen community spirit on April 30 and May 1, when the community hosted the state’s Energize! Conference facilitated by SDSU Extension’s Community Vitality Team. Over 120 community leaders from South Dakota, North Dakota, Michigan and Kansas gathered for the conference to gain new perspectives and share ideas in revitalizing rural communities. Topics discussed ranged from providing housing and healthcare to establishing a business in a rural community and involving youth on community boards.

Developing Communities, Business Development, Small Businesses, Entrepreneurship, Community Leadership, Strategic Planning