Producer Feature: Bear Butte Gardens

Producer Feature: Bear Butte Gardens

Producer Feature: Bear Butte Gardens Bear Butte Gardens is located just 5 miles northeast of Sturgis along Highway 79 right on the way to Bear Butte State Park.  Michelle and Rick Grosek have been operating the gardens and greenhouses since 2011.  In 2012 the Groseks received organic

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2020 S.D. Local Foods Conference Registration Now Open

2020 S.D. Local Foods Conference Registration Now Open

2020 S.D. Local Foods Conference sees changes, opportunities for producers The annual South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) is celebrating its tenth year. The 2020 event, Nov. 5-7 will be the first held entirely online. The SDLFC Planning Committee looks forward to discussing the new opportunities that

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2020 Value Added Ag Day

2020 Value Added Ag Day

Join us for Value Added Ag Center Day at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron, SD. The event is Sept. 3 from 9 AM- 4 PM. It will include local food and other agricultural vendors, presentations and an ice cream social! Fair admission is required to

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Workshop Supports Need for Agritourism Business Development

Workshop Supports Need for Agritourism Business Development

Workshop Supports Need for Agritourism Business Development South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) participated in the South Dakota Agritourism Workshop on Feb. 20-21, 2020. This event provided a full day of educational programming for agritourism businesses focused on successful business development. The presentations were resource from SDSU

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Minority Crop Growers and Beekeepers Suffer Defeat in Pierre

Minority Crop Growers and Beekeepers Suffer Defeat in Pierre

Minority Crop Growers and Beekeepers Suffer Defeat in Pierre The following synopsis is provided by the Legislative Action Committee of the South Dakota Specialty Producers Association on the proceedings related to bill HB 1171. For the third year in a row, a bill (HB 1171) heavily supported by

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