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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“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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SDSPA Newsletter- February 2021

SDSPA Newsletter- February 2021

SDSPA Newsletter- February 2021 SDSPA’s February newsletter features:  SDSPA membership for 2021 Educational Webinar Series for Specialty Food Producers 2021 Farmers Market Signage Sponsorship Program Recipe to Reality 2021 Travel Sponsorship Program Buy Local Even in South Dakota’s Winter Months Legislative Update & Leg. Action Committee Meeting

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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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2021 Farmers Market Signage Sponsorship Application

2021 Farmers Market Signage Sponsorship Application

2021 Farmers Market Signage Sponsorship Application The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association is proud to announce a new Farmers Market Signage Sponsorship Program. Through this program, five eligible markets may receive up to $450 in reimbursement for signage. To apply for Farmers Market Signage sponsorship from SDSPA,

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SDSPA Newsletter- January 2021

SDSPA Newsletter- January 2021

SDSPA Newsletter- January 2021 SDSPA’s January newsletter features: Join or renew your SDSPA membership for 2021 Learn more about our Member Benefits & Farmers Market Memberships Welcome to Barb Cromwell, new SDSPA Board Member SDSPA Legislative Action Committee Meeting Recap Minnehaha Co. Urban Agriculture Survey Recipes from Executive

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