The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) provides education, promotion, and connections for producers of specialty foods and products.

Along with farmers and ranchers, we invite consumers, chefs, grocers, processors, organizations and others that support the local foods market of South Dakota to join SDSPA.

Join the many SDSPA members already taking advantage of the benefits listed below and become part of this dedicated community for only $25 a year!

Benefits Of Membership

Find Local Producers

An online directory featuring local foods and specialty products is available on the SDSPA website. Your membership helps support this effort!

Explore the various product pages and Google Maps to find the items you are looking. Additional pages feature farmers markets, retail stores, restaurants, CSA’s, bulk produce and more!

Communications

Stay informed via communications of current industry news, events, grants, legislative issues and other relevant topics through our SDSPA e-Newsletter & Website. 

Members can advertise for free.

Members also can access SDSPA’s Zoom (Web Conference) subscription for hosting meetings.

Educational Opportunities & Resources

The Association coordinates educational events through on-farm tours, conferences, workshops and online webinars with topics directed by member input.

Our website offers an extensive list of resources for the wide range of specialty agricultural products, as well as resources on business development, grants, food safety and more. Your membership helps support these efforts.

Free Business Promotion

Involved with a restaurant, retail store or other supporting business? The SDSPA website helps consumers connect to your businesses on our Find Local Foods page. 

Members are welcome to submit business features and events which we promote in our newsletter and on our website and social media pages.

We offer opportunities to showcase your business at SDSPA sponsored booths or as a presenter during major state and educational events.

Financial Sponsorships

SDSPA offers financial sponsorships to its members in various ways.

We cover the cost for our member’s booth fees and possible travel costs to showcase their farm/business at major state and educational events.

We offer a website development program, farmers market marketing support and discounted or free educational trainings.

Networking & Mentoring

We will take the time to contact each of you annually to gather input about your goals, concerns, and needs as consumers and business entities. 

Our network of members and industry professionals provide opportunities for connecting with experienced producers and mentors. Members have ample opportunities to learn and network with fellow SDSPA members at workshops, producer tours and other events throughout the year.

A Voice at the Table for Local Foods

We listen to your requests and respond through coordinating educational trainings, seeking grant funds, and sharing requests and needs to industry partners and government agencies.

We provide an outlet for involvement to make change happen by gathering members with similar interests through committee and project work.