2016 SD Local Foods Conference set for Nov. 3-5

Farm Forum

What: 2016 South Dakota Local Foods Conference

When: Nov. 3-5

Where: Highland Conference Center, 2000 Highland Way, Mitchell, S.D.

How: Register at For more information, email

• In-depth pre-conference sessions on Nov. 3 include: permaculture, cooking with indigenous foods, social media marketing, hops production and grant writing.

• Special showings of episodes from the new series, “Savor Dakota,” by South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

• Breakout sessions include fruits, hops, veggies, production methods, bison, goats, poultry marketing techniques, food safety, good business, herbs, product storage, bees, farm-to-school, hydroponics, chef panel, brewer panel, digital record keeping, and a special “In The Kitchen” training track.

• Spectacular social event Friday evening, MTI: Culinary Student Dessert Cook-Off using local foods, tastings of South Dakota beers and wines, and dessert samplings.