SDSU Extension's Community Vitality Newsletter includes resources to enhance communities and improve their capacity to flourish.
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Strategy, Service and Social Media Among Skills Taught at SDSU Extension’s Small Business Basics Course
Coordinated by SDSU Extension Community Vitality Specialists Peggy Schlechter and Ann Taecker, the Small Business Basics program covers an extensive list of topics, including writing or updating business plans, tax and licensing, employee relations, pricing and marketing, customer service, social media, and aspects of financing.
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.
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.
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.
SDSU Extension will host a conference in May 2021 about rural communities held in a rural community in the Milbank community.
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.
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.
Evaluation Report for the 2019 Energize Conference held in Lemmon, South Dakota.
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.