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Voices For Food

Resources for Food Councils to bridge the gap between food security and healthy food choices.

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Dakota Fresh Food Hub Continues Connecting Local Farmers With Local Consumers

Interest in local foods continues to soar among consumers nationwide. Here in South Dakota, the Dakota Fresh Food Hub in the southeastern corner of the state is helping meet that local demand by providing an array of local foods to wholesale and retail customers.

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Benefits of Farm to School and Early Care and Education

Farm to school (F2S) programs have potential to create substantial positive impacts on an array of F2S stakeholders, including kids, schools (foodservice and education), early care and education (ECE) programs, agricultural producers, families and communities. Benefits exist in the areas of public health, economic development, education, environment, equity and community engagement.

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SDSU Extension Forms Voices for Home Modifications Coalition

January 25, 2022

The Voices for Home Modifications Coalition was formed to increase knowledge and awareness about the role home design plays in the quality of life for older adults.

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Local Foods Legislation Introduced

Consumers who want to know more about where and how their food is raised are creating a bigger voice nationally. The increasing sales of local foods provides a bright spot for agriculture and a way to bring young farmers into agricultural production.

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Food

Linking nutrition education, physical activity and food preparation is a great way to help families and children learn how to eat healthier and improve wellness.

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Being Vigilant of Livestock Property Security and Surveillance

Livestock producers have many daily responsibilities when it comes to caring for and protecting their animals. One responsibility is to remain vigilant regarding individuals that oppose the use of animals for food or other purposes.

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SDSU Extension Helps Food Entrepreneurs Bring Products Safely to Market

October 29, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension offers a variety of services to help local food producers meet food safety requirements to market home-processed foods at farmer’s markets and similar venues each year.

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Preservation

SDSU Extension provides established and trusted research-based food preservation information.

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Dill Pickles

Try this research-tested recipe for homemade dill pickles courtesy of the National Center for Home Food Preservation.