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Upcoming Trainings & Events

Posted 10/9/2018 3:33pm by SDSPA Marketing Contractor.

Webinar- Cover Crops: Selection & Management (Soil Health & Organic Farming Series)

Oct. 17- 1p.m. CT/12 p.m. MT

eOrganic Webinars: Learn about the latest organic farming research with these free learning opportunities. Register now to reserve your spot! A full listing is available here:     


"State of Organic Ag" in SD

Oct. 25, 7 p.m. CT, Vermillion Public Library, Kozak Room

Free educational session featuring a review of SB179, state and federal laws, current research, Clay County issues, and opportunities to expand organic ag & non-GMO in South Dakota. Presented by Angela Jackson Pulse, Clay Co. organic farmer, former organic industry lead auditor/inspector, program evaluator, and professor of agriculture. 


South Dakota Local Foods Conference

Nov. 1-3, 2018, Swiftel Center, Brookings, SD 

The conference will feature pre-conference, large group and breakout sessions, a vendor show, local food meals, and evening events.  Direct questions to or 605-697-5205 Ext 250.

Follow the conference event on the South Dakota Local Foods Facebook page.


Livestock Development Summit

Nov. 15, Brookings, SD

Hosted by your local Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives. Event to address key issues related to livestock development, discuss the most effective and responsible ways to move forward and connect with other farmers, leaders and businesses in the industry.


SDSPA Board Meeting & Strategic Planning Session

Nov. 30- Dec. 1, 2018, Custer, SD 


Great Plains Growers Conference

Jan. 10-12, 2019, St. Joseph, MO 


Northern Plains Food & Farming NPSAS Conference

Jan. 24-26, 2019, Fargo, ND 


MOSES Organic Farming Conference

Feb. 21-23, 2019, La Crosse, WI