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A Black Hills State University student volunteer helps harvest tomatoes out of the campus garden.
A Black Hills State University student volunteer helps harvest tomatoes out of the campus garden.
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October 19, 2015

BHSU Incubates Local Food Hub

Spearfish Local is the name given to a hub being incubated by Black Hills State University that will facilitate local food producers selling large quantities to local restaurants and institutions, reports South Dakota Public Radio

A $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is helping to launch the program, which will serve as a single point of contact for both farmers and food buyers. 

BHSU students are working with BHSU's assistant director of facility services to set the program up and develop a business plan to keep it operating after the grant money runs out. 

The program operates under an advisory council of members of the Spearfish community and has received funds from the Wellmark Foundation and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, according to its website. 

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