Rain Garden Unveiling

September is Yard to Table Month: A celebration of urban and rural sustainable agriculture in the Sioux Empire. Wow!!! Homegrown members built a Rain Garden! Come see it and celebrate how we as a community can mitigate pollution impacting our … Continued

Chicken Processing Skill Share

September is Yard to Table Month: A celebration of urban and rural sustainable agriculture in the Sioux Empire. Join Homegrown Sioux Empire for this class on Chicken Processing. You will learn everything you need to know to honorably and respectfully … Continued

Meet Your Farmer at Cherry Rock Farms

September is Yard to Table Month: A celebration of urban and rural sustainable agriculture in the Sioux Empire. Join Homegrown Sioux Empire out at Cherry Rock Farms and Meet Your Farmer! Also, be there for the opening of their famed … 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

Join us for the 2018 DRA Annual Meeting!

When November 16th – 10:30 am – 9:30 pm November 17th – 9:00 am -3:00 pm Location Pat Duffy Center 19 East Main, Ft. Pierre, SD 57532 Keynote Speaker This year’s keynote speaker is DRA member and lawyer Bruce Ellison. He … 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

South Dakotans Deserve a Better Bond

By John Harter, DRA Board Chair and Frank James, DRA Director This post originally published on DRA’s Legislative Blog on June 26th, 2018 The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is set to approve a transportation bond for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline. … Continued