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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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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Conference Creates Experiences to Enhance South Dakota Local Food Industry

Conference Creates Experiences to Enhance South Dakota Local Food Industry

The S.D. Local Foods Conference (SDLFC), held Nov. 1-3, 2018 in Brookings, SD, provided educational sessions and experiences that benefited producers, chefs, consumers, resource providers and other local food enthusiasts. Those involved in the industry came together for the annual conference to learn, network, and celebrate South

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Producer Feature: Dakota Mushrooms & Microgreens

Producer Feature: Dakota Mushrooms & Microgreens

Producer Feature: Dakota Mushroom & Microgreens Dan Rislov of Dakota Mushrooms and Microgreens hosted a SDSPA tour on Sept. 8, 2018. This operation is not your typically farm setting. All production is housed in a warehouse in southern Sioux Falls where the mushrooms are grown in humidity

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