Agritourism Working Group

Agritourism Working Group

With the growing interest and demand for experiential travel and authentic vacation experiences, the South Dakota Department of Tourism is putting an emphasis on agritourism as a result of its new strategic plan. The department hopes to not only promote existing offerings, but also work with partners

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South Dakota Local Foods Network

South Dakota Local Foods Network

The South Dakota Local Foods Network is a statewide local foods policy council made up of state and regional decision makers, resource providers, producers, consumers and others involved in the speciality foods industry. The consortium is working to create a streamlined statewide effort to develop and coordinate

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South Dakota Local Foods Conference

South Dakota Local Foods Conference

The South Dakota Local Foods Conference provides educational programming and networking opportunities for producers, chefs, grocers, nutrition programs, consumers, local food enthusiasts, and resource providers of specialty crops and other local food products. Other components of the event include vendor booths, a tasting event with area chefs,

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South Dakota Department of Tourism

South Dakota Department of Tourism

The South Dakota Department of Tourism’s mission is to maximize Tourism’s impact on our economy by increasing domestic and international travel to our state. One way we can do that is by putting a spotlight on some of the agritourism related activities,  events and experiences that can

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South Dakota Public Broadcasting

South Dakota Public Broadcasting

SDPB is a statewide multimedia network providing accessible educational and cultural resources and information to the citizens of our state via Television, Radio, Online media and Social media. SDPB utilizes all these platforms to share the stories of local producers in every region of the state, in

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Value-Added Agriculture Development Center

Value-Added Agriculture Development Center

Since 1999, the Value-Added Agriculture Development Center has been providing education and technical assistance to individuals, groups, and communities, successfully helping to develop and expand cooperatives and other ventures that enhance the quality of traditional commodities and spur the introduction of new products. The VAADC works with

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Black Hills Chapter of Professional Chefs

Black Hills Chapter of Professional Chefs

American Culinary Federation is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs. The Black Hills Chapter often authorizes Continuing Education Hours to professional chefs who participate in relevant local food

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Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society

Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society

NPSAS’s constituency is farm families and others interested in sustainable agriculture. In its more than 35 years as a grassroots educational organization, NPSAS has worked to:   Advocate for better federal and state farm/food policies. Help Northern Plains farmers convert their farms to organic systems. Increase the

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SDSU Extension Community Vitality

SDSU Extension Community Vitality

SDSU Extension Community Vitality focuses on increasing access to food by providing local teams with educational and technical assistance to help develop or improve their community projects, which include school gardens, community gardens, and farmers markets. The organization provides development opportunities for local food entrepreneurs through training and personal

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Dakota Rural Action

Dakota Rural Action

With a goal to “get more South Dakotans eating more food grown by South Dakota farmers,” grassroots family agriculture and conservation group Dakota Rural Action has been advocating for the state’s family farmers and ranchers for more than 25 years. DRA is based in Brookings and maintains

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