SDSPA Newsletter- July 2024

This SDSPA newsletter features:

  • Showcase Your Farm at the S.D. State Fair – Travel Funds Available
  • Garden Discovery Festival with SoDak Greens
  • NRCS Urban Ag Program Update
  • New Support Program for Operators Transitioning to Organic
  • Find a Retailer: Potatoes!
  • Upcoming Event: Fresher is Fun- Meet Your Farmer Event
  • Upcoming Event: Mushroom Festival at Bear Butte Gardens
  • Upcoming Event: Field Day- Transition to Organic Vegetable Production
  • Wild Mushroom Identification & Food Safety Class with Black Hills Mushrooms
  • Upcoming Event: Fresher is Fun- Jam & Honey Festival!
  • Upcoming Event: Fresher is Fun- Life is Sweet (Corn) Event!
  • Save the Date- S.D. Local Food Conference
  • SDSPA Cut Flower Growers Update
  • S.D. Farmers Market Coalition Update
  • SDSPA Organic Operators Update
  • S.D. Local Foods Coalition Update & S.D. Farm to School Network
  • Grants: Socially Disadvantaged & Veteran Farmers/Ranchers Program; Brighter Future Fund; Healthy Food Financing Initiative; Organic Cost Share Program; Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops Program; EQIP Program
  • Webinar Recording: Navigating On-Farm Food Safety Programs
  • Webinar Recording: Transitioning to Organic Poultry Production in South Dakota
  • Webinar Recording: Understanding Risk Management in Transition to Organic Crop & Livestock Production
  • SDSU Resources & Research Updates
  • Subscribe to SDSPA’s Channel on YouTube
  • Producer Spotlights: Abb-Bee’s Honey & Homegrown Pork & Poultry

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