Annual Local Foods Conference set in Sioux Falls

Farm Forum

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A two-day conference focusing on local foods is being held in Sioux Falls this year.

The 4th annual South Dakota Local Foods Conference has been scheduled for Nov. 14 and 15. Several agricultural associations and the South Dakota State University Extension sponsor the event.

The conference is meant to continue discussions on local foods among producers, growers, consumers, school nutrition programs, grocers, restaurants and others.

The sponsors say the topics this year will include future of organic food production, selling to institutions, food product labeling, raising backyard poultry and backyard gardening techniques.