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Twenty-one rural South Dakota entrepreneurs recently graduated from the Dakota Rising Fellowship program and were honored at the Empower Sessions Gala on October 19 in Spearfish.
Dakota Resources, a rural community and economic development organization based in Renner, South Dakota, is hosting a weekend of learning, connecting and inspiration for rural community leaders, economic development professionals and entrepreneurs across the region.
Waldner Farms in Webster is a small locally owned business that offers fresh, garden-grown produce to an increasing number of people in the Webster area and beyond. The business literally grew out of love and is tended by owners Darin and Melissa Waldner, Darin’s parents and some family friends.
When it comes to local rural and economic development, providing young adults with reasons to live and work in South Dakota is a priority.
Amy Kruse of De Smet came to RuralX without any preconceived notions and left with a whole new appreciation of rural. Her first experience at RuralX was full of good surprises, including the amazing food, the insightful breakout sessions and the motivating speakers. She appreciated the many connections she made at the event and came home excited to think differently and try new things for her community.