Farm to School Mini Grants Launch

DANR Accepting Applications to Increase Access to Local Foods at Schools   PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) is pleased to announce $80,000 in funding to help school districts use more local and … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Dakota Rural Action Weekly Legislative Update Session Week One  January 14, 2022 Let the Session Begin! The 2022 Legislative Session opened on Tuesday, January 11th with the Governor’s State of the State address. Although DRA’s staff lobbyist was unable to … Continued

DRA January Update

2022 SD Legislative Session Begins with DRA’s New Lobbyist, Chase Jensen The South Dakota Legislative Session is upon us, and DRA’s new lobbyist is hard at work in Pierre and around the state, working with members on new legislative priorities … Continued

December Update

SUPPORT DRA #BEYONDTHEMOMENT & HAVE YOUR DONATION MATCHED THROUGH DECEMBER 31!              Dakota Rural Action (DRA) has been invited to join in The Praxis Project’s #BeyondTheMoment Giving Tuesday fundraiser. They will match up to $1000 in donations to DRA and nine other … Continued

Food for Thought

In the coming days we will be sharing resources from the National Farm to School Network. Tonight :  Unlearn the history of Thanksgiving : This is a collection of writings and videos to help you unlearn the white colonized version of history … Continued

Food for Thought

As we gather with family and friends over this holiday week it’s important for us to acknowledge the actual history of what we are celebrating, namely the colonization of this land by white settlers and the real harm and violence … Continued

Win for Local Control & Clean Water in Deuel County!

Deuel County DRA Members Organize — Ensure Local Control, Protect Shallow Aquifer & Fens it Sustains On Tuesday, October 19th, community members chatted excitedly in the Deuel County, South Dakota courtroom, as they waited for the county commissioners to come … Continued