Jenn Folliard

News: Sep 21 - 27

Sep 27, 2019

South Dakota does not publicly fund preschool education, but there are efforts to ensure excellence in early learning throughout the state; we talked with the Preschool Levels of Excellence team to learn more.

In 2014 Jolene's Law Task Force was convened to study the impact of child sexual abuse in South Dakota. This week we had a conversation with the task force about protecting our children and building communities that help prevent child abuse and build resilience. 

SDSU Extension is piloting a program that encourages low-income families to buy fresh produce at local farmer’s markets. The program is called Double Up Dakota Bucks. For every dollar spent at the Lake Andes farmer’s market with an EBT card, the program adds an additional dollar up to ten dollars to spend on locally sourced fruits and veggies.