SDSPA Newsletter- September 2023

This SDSPA newsletter features:

  • The Gathering- Cut Flower Workshop
  • Fresher is Fun: Local Harvest Celebration at Natural Abundance
  • North Central Regional Food Business Center
  • Adventures in Urban Agriculture August Tour Recap
  • Late-Season Price Sharing Project
  • S.D. Crunch Off 2023
  • Farewell Laura Kahler
  • Fresh Tomatoes Now Available
  • S.D. Local Foods Coalition Update
  • SDSPA Cut Flower Growers Update
  • S.D. Farmers Market Coalition Update
  • S.D. Organic Producers Update
  • SDSPA Fruit & Vegetable Growers Update
  • Value Added Ag Day 2023
  • Upcoming Webinars:
    • Leaf & Foliar Diseases of Tomatoes
    • Greenhouse Management
    • Let’s Talk Hydroponics
    • Helen Skiba Cut Flower Webinars
  • 3rd Annual SDSU Specialty Crop Field Day
  • Fresher is Fun: Honey at Wild Spruce Market
  • Plow to Plate: Ongoing Farm to Table Journey with Venner Farm
  • Fresher is Fun: Mushroom Festival at Bear Butte Gardens
  • Grants:  NC SARE Grants, Organic Cost Share Program, Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops Program
  • Webinar Recordings
    • Cut Flower Webinar: Liz Graznak- Happy Hallow Farm
    • Climate Smart Agriculture: Jeffery Vander Wilt, NRCS
    • Soil Health & Livestock: Gwendolyn Kitzan, Kitzan Family Farms
    • Apprenticeships & Your Farm: S.D. Dept. of Labor & Specialty Crop Producers
  • Fresh Bites Podcast- New Release
    • Ep. 14: Determining Prices and Profitability of your Specialty Crops with Bear Butte Gardens
  • Publication: Fruit Variety Recommendations for South Dakota 2023, SDSU Extension
  • Learn more about SDSPA Members: Belle Joli’ Winery & Yellow Bird Shop

SDSPA provides regular communications on current activities, news, events and trainings, resources and grant opportunities.