Interested in Producing Local Food?

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 tools to successfully launch a farm enterprise. Classes are held every other Saturday throughout the winter followed by on-farm education and mentorship in the spring and summer. Next class starts January 2016 in Sioux Falls, SD.

The Farmer Network is a resource sharing network made up of beginning and established farmers and ranchers from South Dakota and nearby regions. The purpose of the Network is to connect people to farm-related opportunities through information sharing and on-farm experiences.

News from Family Farms

ACTION ALERT: Small Farms Under Threat From Massive Tax Increase

Counties lose money when property is assessed as agricultural, but isn’t being used that way. House Bill 1085 attempts to solve this problem, BUT the…

A guide for local consumers and producers to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak.

  A guide for local consumers and producers to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak. Dakota Rural Action creates a guide for both consumers and producers to…

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…