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2020 South Dakota Local Foods Conference

November 5 - November 7

South Dakota Local Foods Conference

The 2020 S.D. Local Foods Conference will be virtual via Zoom. Dates are November 5-7, 2020.

The South Dakota Local Foods Conference will feature keynote speakers David Montgomery, an award winning author and professor of geomorphology, and Charlotte Smith, a farmer and owner of 3 Cows Marketing.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CST- Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing. This dynamic presentation will offer practical advice on starting, growing and marketing your farming business.
  • 6:05 PM – 7:05 PM CST- Interactive live Panel Discussion on Local Foods Systems featuring innovators from across the state sharing new approaches to helping producers bring local foods to consumers. 
  • 7:25 PM CST- Chef Demo using local foods with Executive Chef Scott Brinker, Monument Health, Rapid City, SD.


Friday, November 6, 2020

  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CST- Dr. David Montgomery of the University of Washington will be discussing his book, The Hidden Half of Nature, which explores the connection between soil health and human health.
  • 6:10 PM – 7:10 PM- Breakout Sessions with nationally recognized experts.
  • 7:25 PM CST- Chef Demo using local foods – Kim Tilson Braveheart


Saturday, November 7, 2020

  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM- S.D. Livestream Classes, Tours and Interactive Events


For more information visit our Facebook Event.


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SDSU Extension Community Vitality
USDA Rural Development
Dakota Rural Action
SDSU Extension Horticulture
South Dakota Dept. of Ag.