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South Dakota Requirements for Selling Home-Canned Processed Foods at Farmer’s Markets

Once a raw fruit or vegetable is processed or not intact, South Dakota law requires that certain regulations must be followed in order to ensure the safety of the product

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

Agritourism and Value-Added Agriculture: Legacy of a Tired Old Barn and 40 Acres

Driven by consumer interest, a growing numbers of farmers across the United States are embracing agritourism to improve their economic sustainability.

Sarah Calhoun, owner, Red Ants Pants presenting to a group of conference attendees

Entrepreneurial Experiences: Start a Brand With No Experience?

What happens if your business has never developed a brand, or if you’re just starting out, trying to build a business from scratch?

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Why Add an Agritourism Enterprise to Your Farm or Ranch?

Agritourism is the practice of touring agricultural areas to see farms and often to participate in farm activities.

Roger Porch and Herb Sundall

Funding Community Projects: Funding Our Community Foundation

Local foundations can seek outside financial support from federal, state, and private sources, serving as an advocacy body for the community.

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Group-Effort Grocery

Although creating and running a community-owned grocery store is a challenge, Willow Lake, South Dakota’s Lake Grocery has been a beacon for the community for over five years.

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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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Apr 30

2019 ENERGIZE! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference

SDSU Extension will host a conference about rural communities held in a rural community starting on April 30 at 12:00 PM MDT in the Lemmon community.

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

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Rural Business Owners Credit SDSU Extension Small Business Basics

January 17, 2019

Ruth Leines wanted to open her own business. At first the Wagner resident thought it would be a Christian bookstore and coffeeshop. But, a few weeks into SDSU Extension’s Small Business Basics she realized this idea may not succeed. So, she did some research and 18 months ago launched This That & More.

Business Development, Small Businesses, Entrepreneurship

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Save the Date! April 30 - May 1, 2019 Energize! Conference, Lemmon

February 21, 2019

The SDSU Extension Community Vitality Team and community of Lemmon will host the Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference April 30 - May 1, 2019 in downtown Lemmon businesses.

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