Coming up:  

Friday, August 8  

SPECIALTY CROPS FIELD DAY

The first stop on this summer's tour is Stewart’s Aronia Acres in Wagner, where we'll see Jeff and Jolene Stewart's black currents, aronia berries, and haskaps. Then we’ll head for Greg and JoAnne Farke’s Farm in Armour to see their hops and grapes production. 

More details in our June newsletter.   

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Meet us at the fair!  

SDSPA will be at the South Dakota State Fair this year. We'll be holding a Value-Added Day - Specialty Crops Production Workshop on Thursday, August 28, at 10:00 a.m.

It'll be here before you know it! See our June newsletter and watch this space for more details.  

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Join SDSPA!  

Membership brochure 
Membership details   


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The 2014 South Dakota Local Foods Conference is set for Friday and Saturday, November 14 and 15, at the Sioux Falls Regional Extension Center. Watch for updates to come soon.

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"Like" SDSPA's Facebook Page! Please make sure you select "Get notifications" under "Liked."
  

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Did you miss the March 2014 Food Hubs Meetings?
Here are the videos:
March 13
March 27


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On iGrow.org:
Presentations and handouts from the 2013 South Dakota Local Foods Conference, held last November in Rapid City. Find them here.

Welcome to Our Website!


About Us

The nonprofit South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) comprises a diverse, geographically dispersed group of specialty producers in the state. SDSPA’s members are growers, processors, and others interested in producing and marketing specialty crops and other products. The organization represents non-commodity products that include fruits and vegetables, specialty meats, wine, organic flax, and honey.

In addition to promoting its members’ products, SDSPA:   

- Develops cooperative marketing opportunities.
- Serves as a venue for networking and information gathering.
- Markets agritourism.
- Promotes South Dakota product identity.
- Offers educational programs.
Supports research.
- Works with legislators and policymakers.
- Partners with other organizations on common goals.  


About Our Site

We've designed our site to be a hub for communication among SDSPA members, as well as a means of showcasing our members' products to the public. Whether you’re a producer or consumer, you’ll find lots of helpful information here.   

Have ideas for us? We welcome your feedback (contact us here), and we look forward to serving you.
 

 

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