Development of Self-Sustaining Farmer's Market in Clay County, South Dakota

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2002: $4,032.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Region: North Central
State: South Dakota
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  • Agronomic: corn, potatoes
  • Fruits: apples, berries (other), cherries, grapes, melons, plums, berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, parsnips, peas (culinary), peppers, rutabagas, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, brussel sprouts
  • Additional Plants: herbs, native plants, ornamentals
  • Animals: bovine, poultry, goats, sheep


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: cover crops, multiple cropping, organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, mentoring, networking, study circle
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, cooperatives, marketing management, feasibility study, whole farm planning
  • Pest Management: integrated pest management, row covers (for pests)
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic
  • Soil Management: composting, earthworms, green manures, organic matter, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, public participation, urban agriculture, urban/rural integration, community services, social networks, sustainability measures
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