Monthly archive for April 2019

VESTA- Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop May 15-16

VESTA- Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop May 15-16

**The rescheduled workshop date is May 15-16. This event was rescheduled from April 11-12 due to the blizzard. ** Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) and South Dakota State University are hosting a Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop in cooperation with the SD Specialty Producers Association and

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April 2019 SDSPA Newsletter

April 2019 SDSPA Newsletter

April 2019 Newsletter New SDSPA website, marketing your products to your customers, Producer Feature: With the Wind Vineyard & Winery, big picture happenings & the 2017 agriculture census, tribute to Ruth Neuberger, proposed SDSPA field events for 2019, ‘Wine Sensory Analysis’ workshop postponed, ‘Grant Writing Workshop’ recap,

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Producer Feature: Belle Valley Ancient Grains

Producer Feature: Belle Valley Ancient Grains

Producer Feature: Belle Valley Ancient Grains In 2015, Brian Stambaugh was looking for some type of value-added crop. His family farms 200 acres near Newell on the Belle Fourche Irrigation project. He needed to rotate some alfalfa ground into something else and was trying to decide which

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Sensitive Site Registry

Sensitive Site Registry

DriftWatch® Specialty Crop Site and BeeCheck® Apiary Registry are new on-line sensitive site registry programs for South Dakota available through FieldWatch®. This national registry is a voluntary communication tool that enables crop producers, beekeepers, and pesticide applicators to work together to protect specialty crops and apiaries through use

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Online Courses

Online Courses
There are many sources of online learning for producers who sell direct to consumers or to other local food markets. Visit these sites for specific online training opportunities in production, food safety, entrepreneurship and more. Business Online Hospitality Training VISIT WEBSITERead more

Heikes Family Farm

Heikes Family Farm

http://www.heikesfamilyfarm.com https://www.facebook.com/HeikesFamilyFarm/  

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Goosemobile Pastured Meats

Goosemobile Pastured Meats

  https://www.thegoosemobile.com https://www.facebook.com/goosemobileofficial/

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Producer Feature: Cedar Creek Gardens

Producer Feature: Cedar Creek Gardens

Producer Feature: Cedar Creek Gardens South Dakota Specialty Producers Association was pleased to announce the addition of Peggy Martin to our Board of Directors in 2018. She has brought a great deal of expertise to the table in the areas of production and technology applications through her

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Agritouism in South Dakota

Agritouism in South Dakota

Interested in Agritourism? Here are resources providing information on current efforts related to Agritourism in South Dakota. South Dakota Agritourism Work Group Individuals who represent a number of different entities and state agencies are now be collaborating to work on these efforts within the Agritourism Work Group. Growing

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Upcoming Events

  1. AgriCulture on the Square

    September 21
  2. South Dakota Local Foods Conference

    November 1 - November 2