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2019 S.D. Local Foods Conference Provides Education and Networking

2019 S.D. Local Foods Conference Provides Education and Networking

2019 S.D. Local Foods Conference Provides Education and Networking The S.D. Local Foods Conference (SDLFC), held Nov. 1-2 at the RedRossa Conference Center in Pierre, SD, provided educational sessions and experiences that benefited producers, chefs, consumers, resource providers and other supporters of local foods. Those involved in

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Thank You and Farewell to Cory Tomovick

Thank You and Farewell to Cory Tomovick

Cory Tomovick was hired as a S.D. Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) Service Contactor in December 2014. She hit the ground running, all the while wondering just what she was getting into. Cory brought to SDSPA fresh insight and energy and has helped to make SDSPA into what it

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Stengel Seed and Grain Provides Tour of Organic Seed Processing

Stengel Seed and Grain Provides Tour of Organic Seed Processing

Stengel Seed and Grain Provides Tour of Organic Seed Processing Stengel Seed and Grain, owned by brothers Doug and Tim Stengel, has been a food-grade organic grain cleaner for over 40 years. On Sept. 13, 2019 Doug Stengel hosted a tour of their organic seed processing operation

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Big Stone Pumpkin Patch Showcases Farming with Entertainment

Big Stone Pumpkin Patch Showcases Farming with Entertainment

Big Stone Pumpkin Patch Showcases Farming with Entertainment Mark and Emily Mueller, owners of the Big Stone Pumpkin Patch, hosted guests on Sept. 13 during the SDSPA tour featuring Agritourism. Their farm is on a gravel road a few miles from the paved highway, just southwest of

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S.D. Local Foods Conference Registration Closes Oct. 24

S.D. Local Foods Conference Registration Closes Oct. 24

S.D. Local Foods Conference Registration Closes Oct. 24 Kelsey Ducheneaux will address regenerative production practices, producer friendly agricultural environments, and community-driven food systems in Friday’s keynote address.   The 2019 South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) will feature keynote speaker Kelsey Ducheneaux on Friday, Nov. 1. Ducheneaux is a

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S.D. Local Foods Conference to Feature Winter Greenhouses

S.D. Local Foods Conference to Feature Winter Greenhouses

S.D. Local Foods Conference to Feature Winter Greenhouses Carol Ford, a Minnesota vegetable producer specializing in Deep Winter Greenhouse (DWG) production, will provide the keynote speech on Sat., Nov. 2 at the South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) at the RedRossa Italian Grille conference area in Pierre,

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2019 South Dakota Local Foods Conference Nov. 1-2

2019 South Dakota Local Foods Conference Nov. 1-2

Registration Open for South Dakota Local Foods Conference Growers, processors, chefs and consumers passionate about local foods are invited to register for the 2019 South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) scheduled for Nov. 1-2 at the RedRossa Italian Grille in Pierre, SD. This regional event will provide

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State Fair Value Added Ag Day 2019

State Fair Value Added Ag Day 2019

State Fair Value Added Ag Day 2019 South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) works to showcase the products of our members and local food producers across the state through a variety of venues including the SD Local Foods Conference, producer tours, the Sioux Falls Local Food Fair,

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AgriCulture on the Square: Cultivating Interest in Agriculture

AgriCulture on the Square: Cultivating Interest in Agriculture

AgriCulture on the Square: Cultivating Interest in Agriculture “This was the first time I have ever been to the city, let alone off the farm at all. I had the time of my life meeting new people, seeing new things, and learning about other aspects of agriculture.” 

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Gardens, High Tunnel and Geothermal Greenhouse Tour at REDCO

Gardens, High Tunnel and Geothermal Greenhouse Tour at REDCO

Gardens, High Tunnel and Geothermal Greenhouse Tour at REDCO On Sept. 7, guests toured the Rosebud Economic Development community garden plot, situated behind the Turtle Creek grocery store in Mission, SD, to learn about the gardens and the geothermal greenhouse being utilized to grow food for community

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