Country living showcased this weekend in Rapid City - KOTA Territory News

Country living showcased this weekend in Rapid City

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It's not uncommon for people who retire to trade the fast pace city life for country living. Even with the trade-offs, the move can sometimes be difficult.

One KOTA Territory organization is trying to help make the adjustment easier.

Although people who move to small acreages are closer to nature, they do have to deal with issues like drought, pine beetles, and pesticide.

That's why SDSU Extension and Today's Horse Magazine are hosting the first annual Dakota Country Lifestyles Expo at the fairgrounds.

Along with 50 vendors, they will offer more than 25 seminars ranging from farm safety to livestock management.

"We want to educate people who want to live out of town. It's not easy, you don't have a curb and gutter service. So people need to know the whys and hows and who to contact," said Deb Black, publisher of Today's Horse Magazine.

The event will continue Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Profits will go to the SDSU Small Acreage programs and the 4H Club of Western South Dakota.

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