Organic grains and pollinator plots tour – Aug. 27

Farm Forum

On Aug. 27 there will be organic grains and pollinator plots producer tours near Pierre starting at Venner’s Farm at 28127 200th St. at 10 a.m. Following the tour by owners Mark and Denise Venner, a presentation will be given by Nathan Jones, state soil scientist for NRCS on soil health. A boxed lunch from Red Rossa will follow. The tour will then move to the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area at 20439 Marina Loop. At 12:30 p.m. Dr. Amanda Bachman, SDSU Extension pesticide education and urban entomology field specialist, will give the tour and presentation. Please contact Cory Tomovick at to register for the event. The event is sponsored by South Dakota Specialty Producers Association in partnership with the American Culinary Federation Black Hills Chapter of Professional Chefs, SDSU Extension, South Dakota Department of Agriculture, and USDA.

Please register no later than Aug. 23.

Chefs can receive 2.00 continuing education hours for each location. Master Gardeners can receive hours for their participation.