3rd South Dakota Local Foods Conference

November 15-16, 2013 | Rapid City, SD


Registration is now open for the SD Local Foods Conference. It will be held in Rapid City on Nov 15-16 at the Adoba Eco Hotel.


Day 1 will include many production-oriented topics such as Seeds, Supplies and Equipment for Specialty Producers; Beekeeping; Growing Hops; two sessions on grapes (starting a vineyard and the latest research update); and Natural Pest Control. There will also be a tour of Battle Creek Gardens near Hermosa followed by an SDSPA business meeting and dinner (on your own) at Prairie Berry Winery.


Saturday starts off with Katie Pinke, a marketing and communications strategist from North Dakota. Katie has worked for the ND Dept of Ag and now is a private consultant on a variety of food and farm issues – including many local foods projects in North Dakota.Saturday will also include breakout sessions on many topics. During lunch we’ll have an open discussion on the Local Foods scene in South Dakota and where we go from here.


Please join us in the beautiful Black Hills for this great conference. Below is the registration brochure to fill out and send back in.


Brought to you by SD Department of Agriculture, SDSU Extension, SD Speciality Producers Association, USDA Rural Development, SD Buy Fresh Buy Local, SD Value-Added Agriculture Development Center, Northern Plains Sustainable Ag, National Relief Charities, and Dakota Rural Action.


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