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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2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Webinar

2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Webinar

Join Nicole Prince, from the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, Thurs., Feb. 27 from 4:00PM CST (3:00PM MST) to learn more about the 2020 South Dakota Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Webinar will feature: Program Background Goals of the Program Past SCBG Projects 2020 Grant Application Process Webinar

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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

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 Workshop Feb. 20-21 in Pierre, SDSPA Annual Membership Meeting March 7 in Chamberlain, grants, S.D. Farmers Market webpage

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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

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 Newsletter- Jan. 2020 SDSPA provides regular communications on current activities, news, events and trainings, new publications

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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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