SDSPA Newsletters

SDSPA provides members with regular email communications on current activities, news, events and trainings, producer features, new publications and grant opportunities. Advertising is also available free to members. View our latest issue here.

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  • SDSPA Newsletter- December 2020
    SDSPA Newsletter- December 2020
    SDSPA’s December newsletter features: Join or renew your SDSPA membership for 2021 Learn more about our Member Benefits Website Development Program Available for Specialty Producers Welcome to Angela Jackson, new SDSPA Board Member Local Foods Celebrated at 10th Annual Conference...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- November 2020
    SDSPA Newsletter- November 2020
    SDSPA’s November newsletter features: Cooking with Local Foods- Chef Demonstrations S.D. Local Foods Conference SDSPA Board Meeting Recap Ag Day Recap- Prairie Moon Herbs and Mazing Acres Pumpkin Patch Producer Feature- Riggins Homegrown Foods Upcoming Events- Un. of Minnesota- On Farm Food Safety...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- October 2020
    SDSPA Newsletter- October 2020
    This month features: S.D. Local Foods Virtual Conference Producer Feature- Bear Butte Gardens SDSPA Board Member Openings SDSPA Legislative Action Committee Survey Results Farmers Market Coalition- COVID-19 Economic Impacts Survey Upcoming Events- SDSU Extension Photography for Agritourism Workshop SARE Grants The...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- September 2020
    SDSPA Newsletter- September 2020
    This month features: Value Added Ag Center Day Recap Promotional Opportunity- Ag Day at the Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls Feature- Brookings Commercial Kitchen SDSPA Board Member Openings SDSPA Legislative Action Committee Survey Upcoming Events-  S.D. Local Foods Virtual Conference SARE...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- August 2020
    SDSPA Newsletter- August 2020
    This month features: SDSPA Legislative Action Committee Survey SDSPA VISTA program feature SDSPA Contractor feature A life tribute- Tom Barnes Upcoming Events- Value Added Ag Center Day at the State Fair & S.D. Local Foods Virtual Conference Outreach and Assistance for...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- July 2020
    SDSPA Newsletter- July 2020
    This month features: SDSPA Online Local Foods Directory Capital City Farmers Market Feature Value Added Ag Center Day at the State Fair- Registration Open Honey Lodge Feature Upcoming Events- S.D. Local Foods Virtual Conference Save the Date Urban Agriculture and...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- June 2020
    SDSPA Newsletter- June 2020
    This month features: SDSPA Farmers Market Chapter Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for Specialty Crop Producers Black Hills Farmers Market Feature S.D. Local Foods Network Listening Sessions SDSPA 2020 Legislative Update Upcoming Events- Farmers Selling Online – Choosing a Platform...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- May 2020
    SDSPA Newsletter- May 2020
    This month features: S.D. Grown, Raised & Processed Foods Currently Available SDSPA Farmers Market Chapter Farmers Market Manager Meeting May 5 Cody Road Black Currants Farm Feature NRCS Fruit Project Vermillion Area Farmers Market Feature Zoom Conference Access- Membership Benefit Upcoming...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- April 2020
    SDSPA Newsletter- April 2020
    This month features: 41 Farmers Markets in S.D. SDSPA Annual Membership Meeting Recap & New Board Members SDSPA 2020 Membership Due Prairie Moon Herbs Farm Feature Seeking Black Current Growers Zoom Conference Access- Membership Benefit Website Development Program for specialty...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- March 2020
    SDSPA Newsletter- March 2020
    This month features: SDSPA Annual Membership Meeting March 7 & Carol Ford Webinar Website Development Program for specialty producers Svec Farm Feature Bizzy Lizzy Flourless Bakery Feature Lakota Food Summit recap REAL Scholarship Awardees Grants- Specialty Crop Block Grant, USDA- Value...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- February 2020
    SDSPA Newsletter- February 2020
    This month features: AgFest 2020 recap, MTI job fair, REAL Scholarship, Specialty Crop Block Grant priorities, member letter from Tom Barnes, 2020 Membership Drive, Food Safety Workshop Feb. 5 in Sioux Falls, Agritourism Workshop Feb. 20-21 in Pierre, SDSPA Annual Membership Meeting...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- January 2020
    SDSPA Newsletter- January 2020
    This month features: 2020 Membership Drive, Avera Executive Chef, Nicholas Skajewski, Agritourism and direct sales survey, Agritourism workshop Feb. 20-21 in Pierre, grants, new co-packers & shared commercial kitchens webpage & more! SDSPA Newsletter- Jan. 2020 SDSPA provides regular communications on current...

Upcoming Local Food Events

  1. Produce Safety Alliance Training

    December 8 - December 9
  2. Photography for Agritourism – Virtual Workshop

    December 8 @ 7:00 pm
  3. SDSPA Legislative Action Committee Meeting

    December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. S.D. Farmers Market Manager Meeting

    December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  5. UMN’s Winter GAPs Webinar Series – On-Farm Food Safety

    December 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  6. 2021 Soil Health Coalition-Soil Health Conference

    January 6, 2021 - January 7, 2021
  7. 2021 Governor’s Conference on Tourism

    January 20, 2021 - January 21, 2021