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Weightlifting for Beginners

Resistance training or weightlifting is one of the four components of fitness. It can be scary to start resistance training if you have never lifted weights before, but these tips and tricks will set you on the right path for the weight floor!

A group of ranchers meeting out in the range.

Farmer Appreciation Dinner and Caring for Your Neighbor Event to be held in Sisseton on Jan. 14

January 10, 2020

South Dakota’s farm and ranch families are invited to a Farmer Appreciation Dinner and Caring for Your Neighbor Event on Jan. 14 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Sisseton.

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Health

An instant pot pressure cooker with chicken, butter, vegetables, and seasoning inside.

Instant Pot 101

Pressure cooking is a popular cooking option as it cooks and tenderizes food quickly. The Instant Pot works by quickly heating contents of the sealed pot, resulting in a buildup of steam and pressure.

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Webinar to be Hosted by SDSU Extension on Jan. 8

December 31, 2019

SDSU Extension and NDSU Extension are partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to present a webinar titled, “The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s.” The free webinar will take place on Jan. 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. MT/Noon CT.

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Insurance

Insurance is a contract with an insurance company that promises to pay for certain financial losses you suffer if you pay a premium. Many include a deductible which you must pay before the company begins to pay for the loss.

Young woman demonstrating the Superman Pull core exercise.

Building a Strong Core

The midsection is a part of the body that many individuals strive to sculpt, strengthen and increase lean muscle tissue. While it may be easy to think of the core as just the abdominals, it involves many more muscles.

A hand grabbing a loaf of bread from a shelf labeled "gluten-free"

Gluten Free Product Claim Guidance

While “gluten-free” is a voluntary claim that manufacturers may choose to use in the labeling of their foods, FDA’s gluten-free food labeling rule specifies what the claim actually means on a food label.

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Voices For Food

Resources for Food Councils to bridge the gap between food security and healthy food choices.

Two older people holding hands while walking.

SDSU Extension Joins Forces to Address Brain Aging Myths

October 15, 2019

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, SDSU Extension and University of Illinois Extension will host a webinar titled “Senior Moments and Other Misnomers About the Aging Brain” on Friday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m. MST/Noon CDT.

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A school lunch tray filled with a variety of healthy foods. Courtesy: Healthy Schools Campaign

National School Lunch Week: ‘Lettuce’ Celebrate!

National School Lunch Week is October 14–18, 2019. During National School Lunch Week, schools around the country celebrate all of the ways a school lunch can positively affect a child’s life, both at school and at home.