Resource Providers

There are several agencies in the state that are available to help as you plan your food business.

South Dakota Small Business Development Center

Need help starting, growing and improving your business in South Dakota? The South Dakota Small Business Development Center works as an advisor for South Dakota businesses to start or grow by assisting with business planning, operational improvement, and product or market development.

South Dakota Value Added Agriculture Development Center

The South Dakota Value Added Agriculture Development Center (VAADC) fosters creation of value added concepts by delivering on-going technical services to help emerging and existing agribusinesses address individual needs. VAADC offers comprehensive expertise in feasibility assessment, business planning, siting, funding and start-up, expansion, operational strategy that equip

SDSU Extension Farmers Markets

Thinking of starting a business in the local foods industry? Wanting to expand or enhance an existing business? SDSU Extension provides several resources to help support food entrepreneurs. Explore SDSU Extension Farmers Markets for information on handling & processing, marketing & sales venues & regulations & certifications.

Latest Resources

Explore this collection of resources for producers who sell direct to consumers or to other local food markets. This collection focuses on business development.

For a complete listing of SDSPA videos, publications, podcasts and recommended resources visit our Resource Library.


Business Planning Guide, Small Business Development Center
Business Start-up Packet & Resources, S.D. Governor’s Office of Economic Development

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