S.D. Specialty Producers Association Annual Meeting March 7

S.D. Specialty Producers Association Annual Meeting March 7

S.D. Specialty Producers Association Annual Meeting March 7 The S.D. Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) is hosting its annual membership meeting Sat., March 7, 2020 from 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. CST in Chamberlain, SD. Members as well as non-member producers, farmers market managers and vendors, chefs, value-added businesses,

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SDSPA Newsletter- March 2020

SDSPA Newsletter- March 2020

This month features: SDSPA Annual Membership Meeting March 7 & Carol Ford Webinar Website Development Program for specialty producers Svec Farm Feature Bizzy Lizzy Flourless Bakery Feature Lakota Food Summit recap REAL Scholarship Awardees Grants- Specialty Crop Block Grant, USDA- Value Added Producer Grant, North Central Region SARE

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2020 Lakota Food Summit Recap

2020 Lakota Food Summit Recap

Representatives from SDSPA attended the 1st Annual Lakota Food Summit Feb. 18-20 in Rapid City. The event promoted food sovereignty, tradition, culture and community education.  Sean Sherman, The Sioux Chef, kicked off the event with a chef feature that utilized traditional ingredients. Entertainment followed with hoop dancers

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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 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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