S.D. Local Foods Virtual Conference Nov. 5-7

The 2020 S.D. Local Foods Conference event, November 5-7, will be the first to be held entirely online. While there are logistical challenges to a virtual conference, S.D. Specialty Producers Association looks forward to discussing the new opportunities that this year has brought to local small scale and specialty producers. 

“2020 has obviously been a year of many challenges, but along with that, we have seen a renewed interest for local foods. This year’s conference will help our members, consumers, and the State of South Dakota will benefit from these changes.” – SD Specialty Producers

The South Dakota Local Foods Conference will feature keynote speakers David Montgomery, an award winning author and professor of geomorphology, and Charlotte Smith, a farmer and owner of 3 Cows Marketing.

David Montgomery will speak on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 5pm CST. Dr. Montgomery of the University of Washington will be discussing his book, The Hidden Half of Nature, which explores the connection between soil health and human health.

Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing will speak on Friday, Nov. 6 at 5pm CST. This dynamic presentation will offer practical advice on starting, growing and marketing your farming business.

Both presentations are included with your ticket and will be held via Zoom. 

Your ticket also includes access to:

Interactive live Panel Discussion on Local Foods Systems featuring innovators from across the state sharing new approaches to helping producers bring local foods to consumers. Thursday, Nov. 5, 6:05pm-7:05pm CST

Chef Demo using local foods with Scott Brinker, Executive Chef at Monument Health, Rapid City, SD. Thursday, Nov. 5, 7:25pm CST

Breakout Sessions with nationally recognized experts: Friday, Nov. 6, 6:05pm-7:05pm CST

Chef Demo – using local foods –

  • Kimberly Tilsen-Brave Heart, Et-i-quette Catering Co., Friday, Nov. 6, 7:20 pm CST

Livestream Classes, Tours and Interactive Events: Saturday, Nov. 7, 9am-2pm CST

For more information visit our Facebook Event.

To purchase tickets visit Eventbrite.