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SD Local Foods Coalition Re-Energizes Efforts

SD Local Foods Coalition Re-Energizes Efforts

SD Local Foods Coalition Re-Energizes Efforts On March 1 –2 in Oacoma at the Arrowwood Resort, producers and agency representatives met to collaborate and re-energize efforts to grow the local foods system in the state where all stakeholders are heard and solutions are developed. These efforts were

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SDSPA Attends AgFest in Pierre

SDSPA Attends AgFest in Pierre

SDSPA featured Belle Valley Ancient Grains of Newell, SD at Ag Fest in Pierre on January 24th. Owners and SDSPA members Brian & Linda Stambaugh shared their story during the event and provided samples of delicious home-baked Red Fife breads.   AgFest is an annual event sponsored

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South Dakota Agritourism Work Group

South Dakota Agritourism Work Group

With the growing interest and demand for experiential travel and authentic vacation experiences, the South Dakota Department of Tourism is putting an emphasis on agritourism as a result of its new strategic plan. The department hopes to not only promote existing offerings, but also work with partners

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High School Students Learn About Meat Goats

High School Students Learn About Meat Goats

SDSPA members Tom Barnes, of Pleasant Valley Farm in near Custer, and Chef MJ Adams, Food Consultant in Rapid City, provided an introduction to meat goats presentation to 46 Douglas High School students in Box Elder on Jan 12. Barnes presented ‘Grazing Goats and the Nutritional Value

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Value Added Ag Day 2017

Value Added Ag Day 2017

Value Added Ag Day was held August 31 at the State Fair in Huron, SD. Many thanks to Cheri Rath and SD Value Added Agriculture Development Center intern Charlie Stephenson, and the SDVAADC Board, for inviting SDSPA producers to showcase their products. Сheri was able to guide

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Upcoming Events

  1. Value Added Ag Day at the Fair

    August 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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    September 7 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Organic Grains & Pumpkin Patch Agritourism Tours

    September 13