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

November 05, 2019

City of Martin receives 2019 Healthy Hometown Powered by Wellmark Community Award
Good & Healthy South Dakota awards the community for their health improvement work.

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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Community Vitality Newsletter

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

Julie Ross, Co-owner, Good Roots Farm & Gardens, Brookings, SD
Nov 14

Grant Writing Workshop @ Highmore

SDSU Extension with Highmore Civic and Commerce will be hosting a workshop on Nov. 14 at 9:45 AM CDT at the Hyde Co. Memorial Auditorium (125 2nd St., SW, Highmore, SD 57345).

Business Development, Small Businesses, Developing Communities, Strategic Planning

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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

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

Energize! Conference Creates an Economic Impact for Lemmon, S.D.

In late spring 2019, SDSU Extension hosted the second annual ENERGIZE! Exploring Innovating Rural Communities Conference in Lemmon, South Dakota. This conference brought an estimated $25,802 to the local Lemmon economy during the two-day event.

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

Cool, rainy weather in Lemmon, S.D., didn’t dampen community spirit on April 30 and May 1, 2019, when the North-Central community hosted the state’s Energize! Conference with facilitation by SDSU Extension’s Community Vitality Team.