“Our mission is to foster the creation of producer-owned, value added agriculture by offering technical and staff support and championing value added agriculture publicly by educating producers, lenders, and the public on value-added concepts.”
The ValueAdded Agriculture Development Center (VAADC) is funded by sixteen producer based ag commodity groups, trade organizations and cooperatives dedicated to the development of value-added agricultural businesses in South Dakota.
The VAADC provides services to new and existing agri-businesses.
The VAADC facilitates Project Development Steps
The VAADC provides education to projects, partners and the public
The VAADC provides Technical Assistance Services
The VAADC fits into your value added business idea where we can be of assistance. Since 1999, the VAADC has been involved in various educational and training programs, participated in numerous producer project meetings and is working with approximately 30 value added agriculture projects on an ongoing basis across the state. Our goal is to help you facilitate and evaluate your value added business venture and make YOUR idea a reality.