S.D. Specialty Producers Association Seeks Project Manager

S.D. Specialty Producers Association Seeks Project Manager

S.D. Specialty Producers Association Seeks Project Manager South Dakota Specialty Producers is looking for a Project Manager to join in the promotion of South Dakota specialty crops and products. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership and management skills. Candidates should be detail oriented and able to

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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 A bill (HB 1202) heavily supported by specialty crop growers, organic growers, beekeepers and even conventional commodity crop growers was defeated by the South Dakota House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Feb. 23, 2021. This simple to

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Buy Local Even in South Dakota’s Winter Months

Buy Local Even in South Dakota’s Winter Months

Buy Local Even in South Dakota’s Winter Months Most South Dakotans think of local foods as seasonal items. But even through our cold winters, more and more local food hubs, farmers markets and direct to consumer producers are open for business year-round. Our access to fresh, healthy

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Educational Webinar Series for Specialty Food Producers

Educational Webinar Series for Specialty Food Producers

Educational Webinar Series for Specialty Food Producers The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) has announced a new educational series for local food producers, Farmers Markets managers and vendors, and others interested in selling direct to consumers.  “We are hosting free training for producers to get together

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Agritourism, pumpkins, bees and herbs featured at Ag Day

Agritourism, pumpkins, bees and herbs featured at Ag Day

Agritourism, pumpkins, bees and herbs featured at Ag Day 2020 Prairie Moon Herbs and Mazing Acres Pumpkin Patch showcased their businesses during the 17th Annual Ag Day at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls on Oct. 10, 2020. The purpose of this free event is to communicate the importance of

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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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Member Feature: Honey Lodge

Member Feature: Honey Lodge

Member Feature: Honey Lodge Lakota Youth Development’s Honey Lodge is located in the Herrick, SD within the Milks Camp Community of the Rosebud Indian Reservation. Honey Lodge is a youth-led social enterprise that develops Lakota youth’s entrepreneurial skills as youth keep bees, process & bottle honey, and sell

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Producers Invited to List Farm in Local Food Directory

Producers Invited to List Farm in Local Food Directory

Producers Invited to List Farm in Local Food Directory The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) is made up of a diverse group of specialty and niche producers in the state. The organization works to promote non-commodity products that include fruits and vegetables, specialty meats, wine, organic crops, specialty grains,

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Trying Times for Local Specialty Crop Producers

Trying Times for Local Specialty Crop Producers
If you are a local grower or food producer with products currently for sale please email us to get added to this map. Trying Times for Local Specialty Crop Producers This month some of the hydroponic, greenhouse and early season specialty crop producers are doing curbside salesRead more

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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