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Producer Feature: Ernst Farm

Producer Feature: Ernst Farm

Producer Feature: Ernst Farm Robert and Mary Ann Ernst are retired sheep and cattle ranchers living not far from the North Dakota border in Glenham, South Dakota. Mary Ann also worked more than twenty years as a registered nurse. They have three grown children (Joanne, Don, and

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VESTA Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop held in May

VESTA Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop held in May

Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) and South Dakota State University hosted a Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop, with support from the SD Specialty Producers Association, on May 15-16th at Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell, SD. Topics included: Introduction to Tasting, White Wine Sensory Standards, Red Wine Sensory Standards, and Evaluating Palate Attributes:

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Producer Feature: With the Wind Vineyard & Winery

Producer Feature: With the Wind Vineyard & Winery

Producer Feature: With the Wind Vineyard & Winery With the Wind Vineyard & Winery (Rosholt) owners, Jeremiah and Lisa Klein, are both originally from South Dakota. After living nine years in Summit County, Colorado, the couple returned to raise their children back in the home area of

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VESTA- Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop May 15-16

VESTA- Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop May 15-16

**The rescheduled workshop date is May 15-16. This event was rescheduled from April 11-12 due to the blizzard. ** Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) and South Dakota State University are hosting a Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop in cooperation with the SD Specialty Producers Association and

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April 2019 SDSPA Newsletter

April 2019 SDSPA Newsletter

April 2019 Newsletter New SDSPA website, marketing your products to your customers, Producer Feature: With the Wind Vineyard & Winery, big picture happenings & the 2017 agriculture census, tribute to Ruth Neuberger, proposed SDSPA field events for 2019, ‘Wine Sensory Analysis’ workshop postponed, ‘Grant Writing Workshop’ recap,

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Producer Feature: Belle Valley Ancient Grains

Producer Feature: Belle Valley Ancient Grains

Producer Feature: Belle Valley Ancient Grains In 2015, Brian Stambaugh was looking for some type of value-added crop. His family farms 200 acres near Newell on the Belle Fourche Irrigation project. He needed to rotate some alfalfa ground into something else and was trying to decide which

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Sensitive Site Registry

Sensitive Site Registry

DriftWatch® Specialty Crop Site and BeeCheck® Apiary Registry are new on-line sensitive site registry programs for South Dakota available through FieldWatch®. This national registry is a voluntary communication tool that enables crop producers, beekeepers, and pesticide applicators to work together to protect specialty crops and apiaries through use

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Producer Feature: Cedar Creek Gardens

Producer Feature: Cedar Creek Gardens

Producer Feature: Cedar Creek Gardens South Dakota Specialty Producers Association was pleased to announce the addition of Peggy Martin to our Board of Directors in 2018. She has brought a great deal of expertise to the table in the areas of production and technology applications through her

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Local Foods Partnership Event Rescheduled for April 5-6

Local Foods Partnership Event Rescheduled for April 5-6

The Annual S.D. Local Foods Partnership Meeting & Educational Sessions hosted by the S.D. Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) are rescheduled for April 5 – 6, 2019 in Mitchell, SD. These statewide events work to promote and support the growing local foods movement. The meeting was postponed from

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AgFest 2019

AgFest 2019

On Feb. 6 the South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) participated in AgFest, an event that showcases traditional and innovative approaches to agriculture. This annual event takes place in Pierre during the legislative session. This year SDSPA showcased Cedar Creek Gardens, operated by Peggy Martin and Bud

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