DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Riot Booster 2.0 Heads to House Floor Wednesday morning’s hearing in House State Affairs provided echoes of last year’s rush job on the original Riot Booster legislation. Despite the packed room, testimony on House Bill 1117 was limited to twenty … Continued

Farm Beginnings Applications Are Open!

2020 Farm Beginnings 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 and offers the … Continued

SD Local Foods Conference Registration Now Open

The 2018 South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) is scheduled for Nov. 2-3 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, SD. In addition, Thursday, Nov. 1 offers several in-depth pre-conference sessions and tours. Registration opens Sept. 1, 2018. This conference provides … Continued

Hungry For *Real* Truth About Local Foods?

A recent Facebook post from Hungry For Truth (the media wing of the SD Soybean Producers) was meant to make consumers believe food choices are all the same, but instead perfectly illustrated what an industrial foodscape actually looks like: Notice … Continued

2017 SD Local Foods Conference Registration Now Open!

7th Annual SD Local Foods Conference Join us for the 7th Annual SD Local Foods Conference November 2nd – 4th in Spearfish at the Holiday Inn Convention Center! The Conference, which is a collaboration between Dakota Rural Action, SDSU Extension, … Continued

October is farm to school month!

Celebrate National Farm to School Month in October! October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate connections happening all over the country between schools and local food! Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, … Continued

DRA Receives Grant From Newman’s Own Foundation

Part of Effort to Improve Access to Fresh Food and Nutrition Education in Underserved Communities Dakota Rural Action (DRA) has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul … Continued

Linda’s Gardens – Member Highlight

Linda’s Gardens Provides Produce Year-Round in Eastern South Dakota     Linda and Jim Krsnak of Linda’s Gardens in Chester, SD are hard at work growing great produce in eastern South Dakota. Nearly three hundred different types of vegetables, herbs, … Continued

Co-op Info Meetings in Black Hills

South Dakota Local Foods Co-op Coming to the Black Hills   The South Dakota Local Foods Co-op will be a new online connection for area residents to access and order local foods and artisan products from across the Black Hills. … Continued