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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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Locally Sourced: Community Cultivating Change

Locally Sourced: Community Cultivating Change

Communities have the power to cultivate change. The proof is in a culinary dining experience held on November 29th in Custer with Chef Joseph Raney (Skogen Kitchen) who utilized 26 different local ingredients to create six courses each paired with a South Dakota wine. Mount Rushmore Brewing

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Local Foods Showcase Features Area Chefs & Producers

Local Foods Showcase Features Area Chefs & Producers

Delicious samples were served at the Local Foods Showcase Social Event featuring area chef & producer food pairings & drinks. This event was held Nov. 2 in Brookings, SD as part of the South Dakota Local Foods Conference, an annual conference with educational sessions, vendors, networking opportunities

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Upcoming Events

  1. South Dakota Local Foods Conference

    November 1 - November 2