S.D. Specialty Crop Producer of the Year: 2023 Nominees

S.D. Specialty Crop Producer of the Year: 2023 Nominees
S.D. Specialty Crop Producer of the Year: 2023 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

SDSPA Hosts Annual Membership Meeting

SDSPA Hosts Annual Membership Meeting

SDSPA Hosts Annual Membership Meeting The 2022 SDSPA Annual Membership Meeting took place at Drifters Convention Center in Ft. Pierre, SD on March 15, 2022.  New and returning members were able to enjoy networking in person, learning on an array of topics, and having round table discussions

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“Minority” Crop Growers and Beekeepers Suffer Defeat in Pierre

“Minority” Crop Growers and Beekeepers Suffer Defeat in Pierre

‘Minority’ Crop Growers and Beekeepers Suffer Defeat in Pierre A bill (HB 1202) heavily supported by specialty crop growers, organic growers, beekeepers and even conventional commodity crop growers was defeated by the South Dakota House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Feb. 23, 2021. This simple to

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Introducing Our New Local Food System Coordinator

Introducing Our New Local Food System Coordinator

Introducing our new Local Food System Coordinator, Kathleen Rykhus Kathleen comes to the South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) through the Americorps VISTA program. Her year long assignment in this position will be to help build the local food system across South Dakota. Kathleen comes to SPA

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SDSPA Contractor Feature: Chris Zdorovtsov

SDSPA Contractor Feature: Chris Zdorovtsov

SDSPA Contractor Feature Chris Zdorovtsov started with the South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) in 2016 providing marketing and communication services for the organization. This includes developing and transmitting press releases, promotion materials, our monthly e-newsletters, and website and Facebook content. This spring Chris took on membership

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