Website Development Program Launching for Specialty Producers

Website Development Program Launching for Specialty Producers

Website Development Program Launching for Specialty Producers The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) is launching a new program in 2020 to offer assistance in building new websites or updating the look of an existing website for specialty crop producers.   SDSPA received a Specialty Crop Block Grant

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SDSPA Newsletter- February 2020

SDSPA Newsletter- February 2020

SDSPA provides regular communications on current activities, news, events and trainings, new publications and grant opportunities. This month features: AgFest 2020 recap, MTI job fair, REAL Scholarship, Specialty Crop Block Grant priorities, member letter from Tom Barnes, 2020 Membership Drive, Food Safety Workshop Feb. 5 in Sioux Falls, Agritourism

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Letter to SDSPA Members and Friends

Letter to SDSPA Members and Friends

January 13, 2020 To SDSPA Members and Friends, I have had the honor and privilege to be a member of Specialty Producers Association for four years and board member for two years.  During this period, I have come to respect everyone involved in the production, preparation, regulation

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SDSPA Newsletter- January 2020

SDSPA Newsletter- January 2020

SDSPA provides regular communications on current activities, news, events and trainings, new publications and grant opportunities. This month features: 2020 Membership Drive, Avera Executive Chef, Nicholas Skajewski, Agritourism and direct sales survey, Agritourism workshop Feb. 20-21 in Pierre, grants, new co-packers & shared commercial kitchens webpage & more! SDSPA

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Avera McKennan Hospital Food Services & Local Food

Avera McKennan Hospital Food Services & Local Food

Avera McKennan Hospital Food Services and Local Food Questions & Answers with Nicholas Skajewski, Executive Chef    What is Avera doing to source food from local producers? We work closely with Dakota Fresh Food Hub, as well as many independent local farmers. All of our Avera McKennan

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2020 SDSPA Membership— Come Grow With Us!

2020 SDSPA Membership— Come Grow With Us!

2020 SDSPA Membership— Come Grow With Us! Membership is open to producers, processors, marketers, chefs, healthcare providers, farmers markets, agencies, consumers and others involved in local foods. Membership expires Dec. 31 of each year and should be renewed at the beginning of each calendar year. Click below to learn more: Membership Letter

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SDSPA Newsletter- December 2019

SDSPA Newsletter- December 2019

SDSPA provides regular communications on current activities, news, events and trainings, new publications and grant opportunities. This month features: 2020 Membership Drive, the 2019 S.D. Local Foods Conference, Tom Barnes of Pleasant Valley Farm and Cabins, S.D. Farmers Market Survey, new local foods chef/restaurant webpage on the

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Thank You! Tom Barnes

Thank You! Tom Barnes

Thank You! Tom Barnes The Board of Directors and SDSPA Membership wish Tom Barnes the very best as he shifts his time & talents to spend more time with wife & farm partner Susan to focus on raising their goats and building their cabin rental farm experiences. 

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2019 S.D. Local Foods Conference Provides Education and Networking

2019 S.D. Local Foods Conference Provides Education and Networking

2019 S.D. Local Foods Conference Provides Education and Networking The S.D. Local Foods Conference (SDLFC), held Nov. 1-2 at the RedRossa Conference Center in Pierre, SD, provided educational sessions and experiences that benefited producers, chefs, consumers, resource providers and other supporters of local foods. Those involved in

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