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19 South Dakotans Selected To Change Network Learning Experience

September 22, 2021

Representing communities and Native nations across the state, these change makers have identified opportunities to create more equitable, accessible and welcoming environments where they live and work.

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Neys Joins SDSU Extension Community Vitality Team

August 31, 2021

As a Community Vitality Field Specialist, Neys will provide leadership in building mutual learning relationships with community citizens and leaders.

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2021 Energize! Conference to Feature Rural South Dakota Success Stories

July 15, 2021

Milbank is gearing up to host the third annual Energize! Conference — an opportunity for South Dakotans to hear about successful revitalizations, community projects and business opportunities happening in rural communities across the state.

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You Are the Face of Your Workplace

This one-day workshop focuses on the importance of each employee in the success of a business, organization or institution by teaching attendees critical skills for interacting with others.

2021 Energize! Conference Slated for August in Milbank

June 04, 2021

The scheduled keynote speaker for this year’s "Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities" Conference is Amanda Brinkman, co-host of the TV series, "Small Business Revolution."

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Inspiring Community Leaders

Based on research and evidence gathered by industry experts, this program teaches communities, businesses and individuals the skills needed to foster exemplary leadership qualities.

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South Dakota Change Network to Host Fifth Cohort

April 27, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension has announced the application period for the South Dakota Change Network program is now open.

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Writing Your Future: Grant Writing Training

Often community or organizational programs need capital to get them off the ground. Our Writing Your Future grant writing training can be the start to finding that initial investment.

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SDSU Extension to Host Second Community-Focused Book Read

February 19, 2021

Would you like to be part of a community book read?

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Mar 25

March Community Virtual Book Read

SDSU Extension will be hosting a virtual book read on Thursdays in March beginning on March 4, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. CST until March 25.