Archive for the Producer Feature Category

Producer Feature: Schadé Vineyard and Winery

Producer Feature: Schadé Vineyard and Winery

Schadé Vineyard and Winery owners, Nancy and Jim Schade along with Dillon Ringling received a Value Added Producer Grant through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a healthy juice utilizing Aronia berries from South Dakota growers. The idea grew from some of their customers

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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 Carol). Two of their

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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 Jeremiah’s roots. The couple purchased the bygone farm

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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 conventional grain to grow. He realized

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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 business, Cedar Creek Gardens, south

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Producer Feature: Srstka Hops Farm

Producer Feature: Srstka Hops Farm

When asked why they grow hops, Joshua and Kelsey Srstka quickly replied, “Because it is the key ingredient to brewing a great BEER!” And that response is a key to understanding their goals which are to provide a constant quality South Dakota hop to South Dakota brewers

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