About Us

The nonprofit South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA)comprises a diverse, geographically dispersed group of specialty producers in the state. SDSPA’s members are growers, processors, and others interested in producing and marketing specialty crops and other products. The organization represents non-commodity products that include fruits and vegetables, specialty meats, wine, organic flax, and honey. In addition to promoting its members’ products, SDSPA:   

Develops cooperative marketing opportunities.

Serves as a venue for networking and information gathering.

Markets agritourism.

Promotes South Dakota product identity.

Offers educational programs.

– Supports research.

Works with legislators and policymakers.

Partners with other organizations on common goals.    

 

About Our Site

We’ve designed our site to be a hub for communication among SDSPA members, as well as a means of showcasing our members’ products to the public. Whether you’re a producer or consumer, you’ll find lots of helpful information here.  Have ideas for us? We welcome your feedback (contact us here), and we look forward to serving you. 

Executive Committee

Tom Bodensteiner, President

Tom Barnes, Vice-President

Kim Brannen, Treasurer

Casey Burrus, Secretary

 

Members

2019 Members Listing

 

Newsletters

Current news, upcoming events, need-to-know information, producer profiles and more!

 

 

Upcoming Events

  1. SDSPA Annual Meeting & Local Food Partners Workshop

    March 1 @ 8:00 am - March 2 @ 5:00 pm
  2. VESTA Sensory Analysis

    April 11 @ 8:00 am - April 12 @ 5:00 pm