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.

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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…

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…

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…