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Coming Soon... The South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) is scheduled for Nov. 4-5 at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell, SD.

This conference provides educational programming and networking opportunities for producers, local food enthusiasts, and resource providers of specialty crops and other niche local food products. Other components of the event include vendor booths, meals using local foods, 5 pre-conference offerings on Nov. 3 at Mitchell Technical Institute, and a social networking event Friday night.

Production, marketing, business and kitchen tracks are offered during the conference on Nov. 4—5. The conference will include two keynote speakers: Daniel Halsey, a certified permaculture designer and teacher for multiple academic institutions and organizations out of Prior Lake Minnesota; and “The Sioux Chef”, Sean Sherman, who was born in Pine Ridge, SD, and is now a caterer and food educator focusing on revitalizing indigenous food systems in a modern culinary context in the Minneapolis, St. Paul area.

Register here!

Conference Schedule here! 

Pre-conference Schedule here!

Hotel Information

The following motels have blocks of rooms saved for participants under “SD Local Foods.”

Comfort Inn (Part of the Highland Conference Center)- 844-426-8229

Days Inn- 844-717-5710

Super 8- 605-996-9678


Mitchell Visitor & Convention Bureau