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Upcoming Trainings & Events

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

The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) provides this event listing as a courtesy. Content provided at these events is solely the responsibility of the managing entity and does not necessarily represent the official views of SDSPA.


FSMA Trainings- MN Dept. of Agriculture

Dec., 2018 - Mar., 2019, Across Minnesota

To learn more about  FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) Grower Trainings visit FSMA Grower Training page or visit the Online Registration Portal to view and register for upcoming trainings.


Northern Grape Webinar

  • Grapevine Trunk Disease  Dec. 11- 12 p.m. CT/11 a.m. MT


eOrganic WebinarsLearn about the latest organic farming research with these free learning opportunities. Register now to reserve your spot.

Soil Health & Organic Farming Series

  • Water Management and Water Quality Jan. 9- 1p.m. CT/12 p.m. MT


Great Plains Growers Conference

Jan. 10-12, 2019, St. Joseph, MO 


Nebraska Grower & Brewer Conference & Tradeshow

Jan. 13-14, 2019, Lincoln, NE

Event provides educational information to regional hop growers and craft brewers, a platform for participants to build industry connections and relationships, and the resources, skills and tools for participants to contribute to the Nebraska hop growing and craft beer industries.


Northern Plains Food & Farming NPSAS Conference

Jan. 24-26, 2019, Fargo, ND 

Register Online

The event will feature three keynote presenters including Chef Dan Barber from Blue Hill and Steffen & Rachel Schneider from Hawthorne Valley Farm as well as lots of great workshops and presentations in the works. 


eXtension Learn Webinars:



Feb. 6, 2019- 5:30- 8 P.M. CT, Pierre Ramkota River Centre.

The 20th Anniversary of AgFest will showcase the many aspects of agriculture, including traditional and innovative approaches. Those visiting AgFest exhibits (including legislators and industry leaders) will have a unique opportunity to explore the diverse aspects and products derived from our state’s leading industry. Hosted by Ag Unity.


MOSES Organic Farming Conference

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


VESTA Sensory Training

Apr. 11-12, 2019, Mitchell, SD

Attend 1 or 2-day workshop.  Focus will include one day on Whites and one day on Reds. Details will be forthcoming.