South Dakota Contacts

South Dakota Specialty Producers Association
416 Broadway Ave #2
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: 605-681-6793
Website: https://sdspecialtyproducers.org

SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name: SNAP/South Dakota EBT

Contact:
Sandra Vanneman
EBT Program Administrator
EBT@state.sd.us
(605) 773-6527

 


South Dakota Ag Department

South Dakota Department of Agriculture 

South Dakota News/Case Studies

Register Now for 2021 S.D. Local Foods Conference

Diana Broadaway September 30, 2021

Yankton, S.D.- The annual South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) is scheduled for Nov. 4-6, 2021. This year’s SDLFC is a three day, virtual event celebrating local food production and use in South Dakota. All supporters of local food are invited to attend, listen to, and discuss presentations on specialty crop production, industry challenges, new… Read More



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National Farmers Market Week 2021

Diana Broadaway July 26, 2021

Press Release: For Immediate Release- July 22, 2021 Celebrate National Farmers Market Week 2021 The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) joins farmers markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 1-7, 2021. In the midst of a global pandemic, farmers markets, like all other small businesses, have innovated to continue… Read More



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Farmers Market Brochure to Appear at S.D. Tourist Sites

Diana Broadaway June 10, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   6-8-2021 Farmers Market Brochure to Appear at S.D. Tourist Sites Yankton, S.D.-  The S.D. Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) has developed a new rack card to promote South Dakota’s Farmers Markets to tourists across the state. The promotional cards will appear in five S.D. Interstate Welcome Centers along Interstate 29 & 90… Read More



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Buy Local Even in South Dakota’s Winter Months

Diana Broadaway February 19, 2021

For Immediate Release: Feb. 18, 2021 Online link: https://sdspecialtyproducers.org/2021/02/03/winter-months/ Buy Local Even in South Dakota’s Winter Months Yankton, S.D.- Most South Dakotans think of local foods as seasonal items. But even through our cold winters, more and more local food hubs, farmers markets and direct to consumer producers are open for business year-round. Our access to fresh,… Read More



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SDSPA: Specialty Producer Webinar Series

Diana Broadaway January 28, 2021

Educational Webinar Series for Specialty Food Producers The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) has announced a new educational series for local food producers, Farmers Markets managers and vendors, and others interested in selling direct to consumers. “We are hosting training for producers to get together over the winter and plan for the summer 2021… Read More



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2020 S.D. Local Foods Conference sees changes, opportunities for producers

Diana Broadaway September 24, 2020

2020 S.D. Local Foods Conference sees changes, opportunities for producers Yankton, S.D.- The annual South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) is celebrating its tenth year. The 2020 event, Nov. 5-7 will be the first held entirely online. The SDLFC Planning Committee looks forward to discussing the new opportunities that this year has brought to local… Read More



SDSPA: Celebrate National Farmers Market Week 2020

Diana Broadaway July 27, 2020

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week 2020 The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) joins farmers markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 2-8, 2020. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released a proclamation dedicating the week with the goal to increase awareness of the role local farmers markets play in… Read More



Standing Together Against Racism: Black Lives Matter

Stephanie Fenty June 3, 2020

Over the past week, the United States has been shaken by the deep inequities rooted within our justice system that have continued to destroy the lives of Black Americans like George Floyd. In the past, the Farmers Market Coalition has largely remained silent on matters of race and injustice. We will do so no longer.… Read More



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‘Minority’ Crop Growers and Beekeepers Suffer Defeat in Pierre

Diana Broadaway April 17, 2020

Press Release- For Immediate Release- Feb. 23, 2020 Jeff Stewart 605-481-0406 jstewart@hcinet.net ‘Minority’ Crop Growers and Beekeepers Suffer Defeat in Pierre The following synopsis is provided by the Legislative Action Committee of the South Dakota Specialty Producers Association on the proceedings related to bill HB 1171. For the third year in a row, a bill… Read More



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Trying Times for Local Specialty Crop Producers

Diana Broadaway April 17, 2020

Press Release- For Immediate Release- April 6, 2020 Tom Bodensteiner, SDSPA President bodensbeamwork@icloud.com   Trying Times for Local Specialty Crop Producers Yankton, S.D.: Because of the state and worldwide lockdown many of our local food producer’s right here in South Dakota are feeling the financial pinch. Since people are staying away from the grocery stores… Read More



FMC Mini-Grants Support SNAP Programs Across the Country

Stephanie Fenty March 20, 2019

Last year, FMC awarded seven $500 SNAP Mini-Grants to farmers markets and farmers across the country who displayed a clear commitment to expanding SNAP programming, and connecting SNAP shoppers in their communities to healthy, affordable food. Here’s a first look at the great work resulting from the funding. Keya Wakpala Community Farmers’ Market Mission, SD… Read More



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2018 South Dakota Local Foods Conference: Nov. 1-3

Allie Vrtachnik June 28, 2018

Just announced- the South Dakota Local Foods Conference will be held Nov. 1-3 at the Swiftel Center. Follow along with the event for more details. Read More



From Coast to Coast: A Snapshot of the 2018 Farmers Market Poster Contest

Allie Vrtachnik May 25, 2018

The 2018 National Farmers Market Poster Contest has come to a close, folks! The deadline for poster submissions was May 15th, but you still have till until May 31st to act as a judge for the Fan Favorite award. Your vote counts as a ‘like’ for your local market or favorite submission. Browse the contest… Read More



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SDSPA Annual Members Meeting & Local Foods Partnership Meeting March 1-2

Allie Vrtachnik February 22, 2018

“The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) is hosting a set of work group sessions March 1-2 to re-energize statewide efforts to promote and support the growing local foods movement. The partnership session begins at 1 p.m. CST March 1st at Arrowwood Resort in Oacoma, S.D. Anyone with a stake in this developing market including… Read More



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2018 Great Plains Growers Conference: Jan. 11th- 13th

Allie Vrtachnik January 3, 2018

“The Great Plains Growers Conference (GPGC) is a combination of two great conferences:  Great Plains Vegetable Conference and Mid-America Fruit Conference.  The three-day conference features presentations by knowledgeable speakers from throughout the nation. The conference showcases educational information from all five states:  Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota, along with vegetable specialists and growers from those… Read More



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2017 South Dakota Farm Bureau Convention: November 17-18

Allie Vrtachnik November 9, 2017

The South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Centennial Convention will take place Nov. 17-18, 2017 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. “The 2-day event will feature nationally-recognized speakers on issues facing the ag industry, retired NFL Linebacker Chad Greenway, and for the first time in the 100-year history, the organization will offer a special foodie event… Read More