2020 S.D. Local Foods Conference Registration Now Open

2020 S.D. Local Foods Conference Registration Now Open

2020 S.D. Local Foods Conference sees changes, opportunities for producers The annual South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) is celebrating its tenth year. The 2020 event, Nov. 5-7 will be the first held entirely online. The SDLFC Planning Committee looks forward to discussing the new opportunities that

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Producers Invited to List Farm in Local Food Directory

Producers Invited to List Farm in Local Food Directory

Producers Invited to List Farm in Local Food Directory The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) is made up of a diverse group of specialty and niche producers in the state. The organization works to promote non-commodity products that include fruits and vegetables, specialty meats, wine, organic crops, specialty grains,

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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 The following synopsis is provided by the Legislative Action Committee of the South Dakota Specialty Producers Association on the proceedings related to bill HB 1171. For the third year in a row, a bill (HB 1171) heavily supported by

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2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Webinar

2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Webinar

Join Nicole Prince, from the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, Thurs., Feb. 27 from 4:00PM CST (3:00PM MST) to learn more about the 2020 South Dakota Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Webinar will feature: Program Background Goals of the Program Past SCBG Projects 2020 Grant Application Process Webinar

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Grape Tailgate Session June 25 in Yankton

Grape Tailgate Session June 25 in Yankton

Tailgate session at Lewis & Clark Vineyard near Yankton, SD focusing on trunk diseases and anything else vine-related that’s on your mind. June 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Lewis and Clark Vineyard: 31060 435th Ave. Yankton, SD Need directions or more info? Call Greg Stach

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Producer Feature: Schadé Vineyard and Winery

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

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VESTA Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop held in May

VESTA Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop held in May

Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) and South Dakota State University hosted a Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop, with support from the SD Specialty Producers Association, on May 15-16th at Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell, SD. Topics included: Introduction to Tasting, White Wine Sensory Standards, Red Wine Sensory Standards, and Evaluating Palate Attributes:

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