SDSU Extension is one mode of outreach utilized by South Dakota State University. The mission of SDSU extension is to bring educational programs and research-based information to the citizens of South Dakota with the goal of improving vitality and sustainability through diverse, multi-faceted and educational programming. It works with academic departments and the Agricultural Experiment Station to provide unbiased, science-based knowledge focused on issues and needs. Extension has five programs areas, two of which are part of the Department of Consumer Sciences: Community Development and Family and Personal Finance.
Horizons is a guided experience that builds community capacity through individualized coaching and strategic planning. To date, Horizons has been delivered in more than 40 rural South Dakota communities.
Family and Personal Finance focuses on tools and principles of personal financial management. Financial management is an on-going process that requires gaining new knowledge throughout the life cycle.
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