SDSPA Transition to Organic Update: May 2024

SDSPA Transition to Organic Update: May 2024

  This SDSPA ‘Transition to Organic’ Program Update features: Plains Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP)- SD Specialty Producers to Bolster Organic Farming TOPP Office Hours SDSPA Contractor to Support Producers Transition to Organic- Welcome Dr. Angela Jackson! On Farm Advising Appointments Hummus at Bear Butte Gardens

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SDSPA Contractor Feature: Dr. Angela Jackson

SDSPA Contractor Feature: Dr. Angela Jackson

SDSPA Contractor Feature Dr. Angela Jackson is the new SDSPA OCIA Transitioning to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP) contractor for the Plains Region serving South Dakota. In her role, she will be advising and supporting transitioning producers across the state through organic farming education, technical assistance, and outreach

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Upcoming Webinar to Feature New Transition to Organic Program

Upcoming Webinar to Feature New Transition to Organic Program

Upcoming Webinar to Feature New Transition to Organic Program SDSPA was awarded a grant to facilitate the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) Transitional Organic Partnership Program (TOPP) to support South Dakota farmers and ranchers in transitioning their operations to certified organic production. The main objective of the

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South Dakota Specialty Producers to Bolster Organic Farming

South Dakota Specialty Producers to Bolster Organic Farming

South Dakota Specialty Producers to Bolster Organic Farming South Dakota’s organic farming sector received a significant boost with South Dakota Specialty Producers (SDSPA) joining a cooperative agreement under the Plains Transition to Organic Partnership Program (Plains TOPP). This program offers crucial technical assistance and support to farmers

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SDSPA Organic Producer Chapter Kick Off

SDSPA Organic Producer Chapter Kick Off

SDSPA Organic Producer Chapter Kick Off The S.D. Specialty Producers Association is eager to support the development of a new Organic Chapter and invites interested producers and processors to our online kick-off event April 18, 2024 at 4 p.m. Central via Zoom. Those involved or interested in

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Video: Sustainable Biofungicide for Organic Farms

Video: Sustainable Biofungicide for Organic Farms

Presenters: Dirk Oudman of Blue Sky Vegetable Co. and Chris Kearns of Cannivera Description: Explore innovative solutions and eco-conscious approaches to combat fungal diseases while upholding organic standards. In this webinar learn about practical applications from a grower with hands-on experience, paving the way for a greener future

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The Upper Midwest Urban and Rural Ag Innovation Conference- 2024 Speakers & Schedule

The Upper Midwest Urban and Rural Ag Innovation Conference- 2024 Speakers & Schedule

The Upper Midwest Urban and Rural Ag Innovation Conference- 2024 Speakers & Schedule SDSPA is hosting the 2024 Upper Midwest Urban and Rural Agriculture Innovation Conference (UMURAI) on Feb. 8-9, 2024 at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center at Cedar Shore Oacoma, SD. UMURAI is a premier gathering of

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Register Now for the Upper Midwest Urban and Rural Ag Innovation Conference

Register Now for the Upper Midwest Urban and Rural Ag Innovation Conference

Register Now for the Upper Midwest Urban and Rural Ag Innovation Conference Bringing together knowledgeable leaders to share latest trends, innovations, and best practices in soil health, specialty crops, and more! The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) is hosting the 2024 Upper Midwest Urban and Rural Agriculture

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