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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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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.

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

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Oct 07

2020 ENERGIZE! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference

SDSU Extension will host a conference about rural communities held in a rural community starting on October 7 at 11 AM CT in the Milbank community.

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

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South Dakota Change Network Announces 18 Changemakers

February 18, 2020

SDSU Extension is pleased to announce the 18 South Dakotans selected to the third cohort of the South Dakota Change Network.

Volunteer, Developing Communities

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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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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