The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) provides education, promotion, and connections for producers of specialty foods and products such as fruit and vegetable growers, wine and beer crafters, organic producers, specialty meat and grain, eggs and honey producers, agritourism businesses, and more!

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

Benefits Of Membership

Free Business Promotion

Members have a detailed listing in our online directory. The SDSPA Website features local foods and specialty crops on product pages and Google Maps.

Exclusively, members are also welcome to submit farm/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.

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.

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.

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 producers and business owners. 

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.