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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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Jul 15

Energy Burst Wednesday Evening Sessions

Join us for Energy Bursts! Keep rural communities energized!

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Jul 23

Energy Burst Thursday Morning Sessions

Join us for Energy Bursts! Keep rural communities energized!

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South Dakota Change Network Applications Open

April 20, 2020

SDSU Extension is seeking South Dakotans who see opportunities to lead change in their organizations and communities to apply for the South Dakota Change Network.

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Oct 29

2020 SD State Arts Conference Pre-Conference Sessions

Community Arts Council leaders and roster artists from the SDAC Artists in Schools & Communities program are invited to Pre-Conference Sessions on October 29 and 30 in Rapid City.

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Why the 2020 Census Matters to Your Community

The 2020 Census will provide a snapshot of our nation—who we are, where we live, and so much more. The 2020 Census will provide data that will impact communities for the next decade, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and determine congressional representation.

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

April 20, 2020

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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Creative Ways to Serve Community Meals

At a time when we all need to use caution with human contact, the ideas of human fellowship remains important to our mental health. People are getting creative with ideas of serving their rural communities in new ways.

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

February 21, 2020

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.

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Date TBD

ENERGIZE! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference May 2021

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