2021 S.D. Local Foods Conference Highlights

2021 S.D. Local Foods Conference Highlights

2021 S.D. Local Foods Conference Highlights The 2021 South Dakota Local Foods Conference was held virtually November 4-6th. Consumers, producers, wholesale buyers and professionals who support the production of healthy, sustainable foods in South Dakota joined the event. The conference kicked off on Thurs., Nov. 4, with

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Marketing Workshop Offered for Local Food Producers

Marketing Workshop Offered for Local Food Producers

This event has been cancelled. This event was postponed and rescheduled for November 30. Register by Nov. 26, 2021. Find details here.  Marketing Workshop Offered for Local Food Producers Brian Maruska, of SoDak Marketing, will lead a marketing workshop to help business owners better connect with their

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Vaughn Reints Selected 2021 S.D. Specialty Crop Producer of the Year

Vaughn Reints Selected 2021 S.D. Specialty Crop Producer of the Year

Vaughn Reints Selected 2021 S.D. Specialty Crop Producer of the Year Farmers across South Dakota have shown resilience and the ability to adapt as they rose to the challenges caused by the pandemic. In 2021, the S.D. Specialty Producers Association and S.D. Dept. of Agriculture and Natural

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S.D. Local Foods Conference to Feature ‘The Market Gardener’

S.D. Local Foods Conference to Feature ‘The Market Gardener’

S.D. Local Foods Conference to Feature ‘The Market Gardener’ Jean-Martin Fortier, a farmer, educator, entrepreneur, and best-selling author specializing in organic and biointensive vegetable production, is the featured keynote speaker at this year’s S.D. Local Foods Conference (SDLFC). His award-winning book, The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower’s

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Public Voting Open for S.D. Specialty Crop Producer of the Year

Public Voting Open for S.D. Specialty Crop Producer of the Year

Public Voting Open for S.D. Specialty Crop Producer of the Year The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) invites the public to participate in voting for the S.D. Specialty Crop Producer of the Year Award. Cast votes by Oct. 15, 2021 for a farmer who has made

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S.D. Specialty Crop Producer of the Year: 2021 Nominees

S.D. Specialty Crop Producer of the Year: 2021 Nominees
S.D. Specialty Crop Producer of the Year: 2021 Nominees The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) invites the public to participate in voting for the S.D. Specialty Crop Producer of the Year Award. Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and nursery crops, including floriculture. TheRead more

Register Now for 2021 S.D. Local Foods Conference

Register Now for 2021 S.D. Local Foods Conference

  Register Now for 2021 S.D. Local Foods Conference The annual South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) is scheduled for Nov. 4-6, 2021. This year’s SDLFC is a three day, virtual event celebrating local food production and use in South Dakota. All supporters of local food are

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DIY Root Washer Construction Classes

DIY Root Washer Construction Classes

DIY Root Washer Construction Classes Do it yourself! Join Kyle Manke, with the S.D. Specialty Producer Association, to learn how to build a root washing system for your vegetable operation. The construction demonstration is offered in two locations in October. Bear Butte Gardens near Sturgis, S.D. on

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Seeking Nominations for S.D. Specialty Crop Producer of the Year

Seeking Nominations for S.D. Specialty Crop Producer of the Year

Seeking Nominations for S.D. Specialty Crop Producer of the Year The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) is seeking nominations for a S.D. Specialty Crop Producer of the Year Award. Producers and members of the public are invited to nominate a farmer who has made a significant

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