S.D. Specialty Producers Association hosts field tour Aug. 8

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Pierre — The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) welcomes everyone to attend a free Summer Field Tour on Friday, August 8, 2014.

The tour begins at 1:00 p.m. CDT at Jeff and Jolene Stewart’s Stewart’s Aronia Acres in Wagner, S.D. Attendees will tour fields of black currants and aronia, visit a field being prepared for a new haskap planting, and learn about the Stewart’s berry harvester.

At 3:00 p.m. CDT attendees will travel about 19 miles north to Armour, S.D., to Greg and JoAnne Farke’s Farm to tour fields of hops and grapes.

Please contact Jeff Stewart at (605) 384-4443 or jstewart@hcinet.net with questions about the event. Registration is not required to attend this event.

Directions to Stewart’s Aronia Acres: 1 mile west of Wagner, S.D., on Highway 46 to 393rd Avenue then 1.5 miles south. Watch for SDSPA tour sign and red berry harvester and turn into field approach.

Directions to Farke’s Farm: 3 miles South of Armour on Hwy 281, then 1.5 miles west on 284th street. Driveway and farm on south side of the road.