DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Crossover Day Has Come & Gone–Less Than Two Weeks Remain Crossover Day–the day that all bills must make it through Committees and Houses of origin–was on Monday of this week, and now legislation that has survived its initial test will … Continued

Farm Beginnings Applications Are Open!

2018-2019 Farm Beginnings class in Mitchell!   Farm Beginnings is a farmer and rancher-led training and support program offered by Dakota Rural Action that provides participants an opportunity to learn first-hand about low-cost, sustainable methods of farming and offers the … Continued

Fighting for our local foodshed for 3 Generations

Please consider supporting our critical work. Dakota Rural Action has been working for a better quality of life for South Dakotans for over 3 Generations We believe that reviving our land based heritage and incorporating that wisdom with new energy, ideas, and … Continued

Submit Comments for State Pollinator Plan

Submit your pollinator comments to the Dept. of Ag today! The SD Dept. of Ag has released a draft Pollinator Plan addressing the health of honey bee colonies, and comments are currently being accepted. The plan, which department officials have … Continued

Farm Beginnings Moves Back East

Farm Beginnings Class Helps Kickstart New Operations Training program moves back to Sioux Falls After four successful years training new farmers on the western side of the state, Dakota Rural Action’s Farm Beginnings® course is moving back east and will be … Continued

Farmer Veteran Coalition Joins DRA in Reaching Out to Veteran Farmers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 19, 2014 Contact: Heidi Kolbeck-Urlacher, Organizer, Dakota Rural Action, 605-697-5204, heidiku@dakotarural.org By Request:  Additional spokesperson contact information and photos of graduates. Farmer Veteran Coalition Joins Dakota Rural Action in Reaching Out to Veteran Farmers Rapid City, SD – The Farmer Veteran Coalition, … Continued

Still space available in the Farm Beginnings class!

Now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 class in Rapid City Farm Beginnings is a farmer and rancher-led training and support program offered by Dakota Rural Action that provides participants an opportunity to learn first-hand about low-cost, sustainable methods of farming … Continued