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Local Foods Fair Held in Sioux Falls July 31

Local Foods Fair Held in Sioux Falls July 31

Fresh local foods & locally-fermented beverages were available for sample at the Local Foods Fair in Sioux Falls on July 31. Centered around the historic Stockyards Ag Experience Barn in Falls Park, the 2nd Annual Local Foods Fair event showcased locally-grown foods through cooking demonstrations, vendor booths,

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Hydroponics, Processing Kitchen & Grass Fed Beef Featured

Hydroponics, Processing Kitchen & Grass Fed Beef Featured

Hydroponics, Processing Kitchen & Grass Fed Beef Featured During Summer Tour Happy Hydros in Pukwana, SD hosted a S.D. Specialty Producers Association tour on July 28, 2019. Owners, Mark and Teal Scholl showcased their four greenhouses and hydroponic production of tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce. Bumblebees were hard

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Agroforesty, Egg & Vegetable Tours Aug. 17 on Pine Ridge

Agroforesty, Egg & Vegetable Tours Aug. 17 on Pine Ridge

The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) has coordinated upcoming tours highlighting the specialty crop and local foods industry on Aug. 17, 2019. The first tour will feature the production area at Thunder Valley CDC, 290 Empowerment Drive, Porcupine, SD from 12:30-2:30 p.m. MDT. Thunder Valley CDC will provide lunch

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Regenerative Ag & Hops Featured During Summer Tour

Regenerative Ag & Hops Featured During Summer Tour

The weather was perfect for SDSPA’s Regenerative Agriculture and Growing Hops tours held on Sunday, July 21. “S.D. Specialty Producers local farm tours are such enriching community events that really connect producers and attendees with a wealth of knowledge while being wholesome family events,” said Erin Hamann,

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Nursery and Growing for Health Tours Aug. 9 in Custer

Nursery and Growing for Health Tours Aug. 9 in Custer

The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) has coordinated upcoming tours highlighting ornamental plant production and the healthcare industry on Aug. 9, 2019. The first tour will feature nursery and ornamental production and greenhouse tomatoes at Dakota Greens, 25086 Shamrock Road, Custer SD, from 12:15-2:00 p.m. MDT. The

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Gourmet Mushrooms Available in the Black Hills

Gourmet Mushrooms Available in the Black Hills

Gourmet Mushrooms Available in the Black Hills Dakota Mushrooms in Sioux Falls used to be the only mushroom grower in South Dakota, but not anymore. As of summer 2019, two new producers are in the Black Hills: Alan Carner (Black Hills Mushrooms, Rapid City) and Jackson Young (Young Mushrooms, Spearfish).

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New SDSPA Board Member, Cindy Tolle

New SDSPA Board Member, Cindy Tolle

Producer Feature: Cindy Tolle & Evergreen Ranch & Livestock In June, 2019 SDSPA appointed Cindy Tolle to the Board of Directors. Cindy brings a wealth of expertise to the organization. Cindy has degrees in Biology & Chemistry, Microbial Ecology, and a PhD in Chemistry & Biochemistry. She

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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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Upcoming Events

  1. Value Added Ag Day at the Fair

    August 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  2. Geothermal Greenhouse & High Tunnel Tours

    September 7 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Organic Grains & Pumpkin Patch Agritourism Tours

    September 13