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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Webinar: Reaching Your Audience- Create a Digital Marketing Strategy

Webinar: Reaching Your Audience- Create a Digital Marketing Strategy

Webinar: Reaching Your Audience- Create a Digital Marketing Strategy The S.D. Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) is excited to announce an upcoming educational opportunity Thurs., April 1. Myrna Greenfield of Good Egg Marketing will present ‘Reaching your Audience: Create a Digital Marketing Strategy.’  During this session, Greenfield will

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Small Scale Meat Processing Expanding Across the State 

Small Scale Meat Processing Expanding Across the State 

Small Scale Meat Processing Expanding Across the State  The year 2020 brought many changes to the agriculture industry in South Dakota, and many new opportunities as the result of these changes. The demand for locally grown foods has been rising steadily for years, but the pandemic increased

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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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Local Foods Celebrated at 10th Annual Conference

Local Foods Celebrated at 10th Annual Conference

Local Foods Celebrated at 10th Annual Conference Producers, chefs, market managers, consumers and those with a passion for local foods came together November 5-7 for the 2020 S.D. Local Foods Conference. This was the 10th annual conference, and the first virtual conference! All events took place online

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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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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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