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Hydroponics and Grass Fed Beef Tours July 28 near Chamberlain

Hydroponics and Grass Fed Beef Tours July 28 near Chamberlain

The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) has coordinated upcoming farm tours highlighting the specialty crop and local foods industry on July 28, 2019. The first tour will feature growing with hydroponics at Happy Hydros, 631 David Drive, Pukwana, SD, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. CDT. The second tour focuses

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Produce & Hops Farm Tours July 21 near Sioux Falls

Produce & Hops Farm Tours July 21 near Sioux Falls

The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) has coordinated upcoming farm tours highlighting the specialty crop industry on July 21, 2019. The first tour will feature small-scale vegetable and microgreen production at Tillford Rye Farm, 25530 481st Ave., Garretson, SD, from 12:30-3:00 p.m. CDT. The second tour focuses

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Grape Tailgate Session June 25 in Yankton

Grape Tailgate Session June 25 in Yankton

Tailgate session at Lewis & Clark Vineyard near Yankton, SD focusing on trunk diseases and anything else vine-related that’s on your mind. June 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Lewis and Clark Vineyard: 31060 435th Ave. Yankton, SD Need directions or more info? Call Greg Stach

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Producer Feature: Schadé Vineyard and Winery

Producer Feature: Schadé Vineyard and Winery

Schadé Vineyard and Winery owners, Nancy and Jim Schade along with Dillon Ringling received a Value Added Producer Grant through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a healthy juice utilizing Aronia berries from South Dakota growers. The idea grew from some of their customers

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Producer Feature: Ernst Farm

Producer Feature: Ernst Farm

Robert and Mary Ann Ernst are retired sheep and cattle ranchers living not far from the North Dakota border in Glenham, South Dakota. Mary Ann also worked more than twenty years as a registered nurse. They have three grown children (Joanne, Don, and Carol). Two of their

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June 1, 2019 SDSPA Update

June 1, 2019 SDSPA Update

SDSPA provides regular communications on current activities, news, events and trainings, new publications and grant opportunities. June 1 SDSPA Update

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VESTA Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop held in May

VESTA Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop held in May

Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) and South Dakota State University hosted a Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop, with support from the SD Specialty Producers Association, on May 15-16th at Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell, SD. Topics included: Introduction to Tasting, White Wine Sensory Standards, Red Wine Sensory Standards, and Evaluating Palate Attributes:

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Producer Feature: With the Wind Vineyard & Winery

Producer Feature: With the Wind Vineyard & Winery

With the Wind Vineyard & Winery (Rosholt) owners, Jeremiah and Lisa Klein, are both originally from South Dakota. After living nine years in Summit County, Colorado, the couple returned to raise their children back in the home area of Jeremiah’s roots. The couple purchased the bygone farm

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VESTA- Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop May 15-16

VESTA- Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop May 15-16

**The rescheduled workshop date is May 15-16. This event was rescheduled from April 11-12 due to the blizzard. ** Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) and South Dakota State University are hosting a Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop in cooperation with the SD Specialty Producers Association and

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April 2019 SDSPA Newsletter

April 2019 SDSPA Newsletter

April 2019 Newsletter New SDSPA website, marketing your products to your customers, Producer Feature: With the Wind Vineyard & Winery, big picture happenings & the 2017 agriculture census, tribute to Ruth Neuberger, proposed SDSPA field events for 2019, ‘Wine Sensory Analysis’ workshop postponed, ‘Grant Writing Workshop’ recap,

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