Skip to main content

Curtis Braun

SDSU Extension Food Safety Field Specialist

605-782-3290

SDSU Extension Sioux Falls Regional Center
2001 E 8th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Assist South Dakota food entrepreneurs by coordinating basic food testing and shelf-stability analysis, understand regulatory jurisdiction for foods other than canned and baked goods, and assist with other marketing aspects regarding food safety and food labeling. Work with various partners such as the SD Department of Health, Food & Drug Administration to ensure that safety standards are in place at levels of the food system.

Also by Curtis Braun

Male merchant weighing a green gourd on a digital scale at a farmers market.

Food Safety for South Dakota Farmers Market Vendors: Regulations and Best Practices

Farmers markets provide a valuable market outlet for local farmers and allow consumers to purchase healthy local produce and other foods. To protect this key market, it is essential that food sold at farmers markets is produced and processed according to the relevant governmental rules, regulations, and guidelines.

A young, male merchant speaking to a group of customers at his farmers market stall.

Five Steps for Founding a New Farmers Market

This information was developed to provide a resource of options for new or developing markets as they begin organizing their farmers market.

A pair of hands kneading a hydrated dough inside a plastic mixing bowl.

Hydrated Doughs and Batters: How to Safely Handle Food Safety Risks

Making dough and batter is one of the intermediary steps on your way to enjoying great foods, such as scones, cookies, cakes, donuts, pies and more. This article will help you understand the food safety risks associated with food types that have a hydrated batter.