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2016 SD Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest

Sponsored by South Dakota Ag in the Classroom, South Dakota Farm Families and South Dakota Value Added Ag Development Center

Chance to win prizes by writing about South Dakota Agriculture. Essays are due Friday-March 11, 2016
  3 & 4 Grades   “My Favorite South Dakota Grown Product” 
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  12 Grade   “If I Could Develop One New South Dakota Ag Product, It Would Be…” 
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  Ag Week Essay Contest
  c/o South Dakota Ag in the Classroom
  PO Box 402
  Miller, SD 57362

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We can help you start or grow your agribusiness

The South Dakota Value Added Agriculture Development Center (VAADC) fosters creation of value added concepts by delivering on-going technical services to help emerging and existing agribusinesses address individual needs. VAADC offers comprehensive expertise in feasibility assessment, business planning, siting, funding and start-up/expansion/operational strategy that equip individuals with skills to develop and operate their entity. VAADC provides over 15 years of experience across all ag sectors and draws on professional industry partners and programs for shared resources to help clients establish successful ventures.

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Value Added Agriculture Development Center

South Dakota Value Added Agriculture Processing

The Value Added Agriculture Development Center has provided education and technical assistance to individuals, groups and communities over the past decade.  During that time, we have created a successful history of assisting in the development and expansion of agribusiness ventures that bring value to our agricultural producers and local-state economies.

The long term support provided by our members and USDA is appreciated.  Their commitment to creating and achieving our goals has been instrumental in the VAADC becoming established as the ‘go to’ place for agribusiness development in South Dakota.

The VAADC also appreciates the collaboration of our partners who provide ancillary services and strategy to adequately address each phase of project development.

Our clients who bring their ideas to develop cooperatives and other types of businesses that enhance the quality of traditional commodities and spur the introduction of new products are the reason the VAADC exists.  The VAADC remains dedicated to helping you bring your ideas and expansion plans to fruition. 

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Develop Your Business Plan

SD Value Added Agriculture Business Plan

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