The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) supports statewide efforts to develop and coordinate training, programming, policy, resources and awareness of local foods. Learn more about statewide efforts including the S.D. Local Foods Consortium, the S.D. Local Foods Conference, and the Agritourism Working Group.

Agritourism Working Group

With the growing interest and demand for experiential travel and authentic vacation experiences, the South Dakota Department of Tourism is putting an emphasis on agritourism as a result of its new strategic plan. The department hopes to not only promote existing offerings, but also work with partners

South Dakota Local Foods Network

The South Dakota Local Foods Network is a statewide local foods policy council made up of state and regional decision makers, resource providers, producers, consumers and others involved in the speciality foods industry. The consortium is working to create a streamlined statewide effort to develop and coordinate

South Dakota Local Foods Conference

The South Dakota Local Foods Conference provides educational programming and networking opportunities for producers, chefs, grocers, nutrition programs, consumers, local food enthusiasts, and resource providers of specialty crops and other local food products. Other components of the event include vendor booths, a tasting event with area chefs,

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