Local Foods: Dairy Products Back »

Written by Sierra Blachford under the direction and review of Chris Zdorovtsov (former SDSU Extension Community Vitality Field Specialist) and Tracey Erickson.


Photo by: Savannah Angell

Local food producers may be interested in marketing dairy products such as milk and cheese. In South Dakota, the Department of Agriculture is the regulatory agency that oversees applications and other laws regarding dairy production in the state.

Contact Information

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture Dairy Program website has forms and information needed for dairy producers.

For more information contact the SDDA Division of Ag Services:

  • Office of Dairy Inspection
    Div. of Agricultural Services
    Office of Dairy, Egg & Plant Protection
    523 E. Capitol Foss Bldg. 3rd Floor
    Pierre, SD 57501
    (605)773-3481
    Mr. Kevin Fridley, Program Manager
    Mr. Darwin Kurtenbach, Dairy Program Administrator

To contact the State Dairy Laboratory:

  • SDSU
    Box 2104, SDM 112
    Brookings, SD 57007
    (605) 688-5491
    Gene Stegeman
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