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Beef Improvement Federation
Spousal Tour

Wednsday June 19th, 2019

  1. 9:45- Load bus at University Comfort Suites
  2. 10:00- Bus leaves for McCrory gardens Brookings, SD
  3. 10-11:30- Tours of McCrory gardens
  4. 11:30- Lunch
  5. 12:30- Load bus to leave for winery
  6. 1-3:00- Schade Winery, Volga, SD- tours and tastings
  7. 3:00- Load bus to leave for student gardens- Brookings, SD
  8. 3:30- SDSU Local Foods Education Center
  9. 4:30- Leave SDSU campus and return to hotels

McCrory Gardens
McCrory Gardens is a botanical garden & arboretum operated and maintained by South Dakota State University. The gardens are funded primarily by donations from the Friends of McCrory Gardens, admission fees, other special gifts, and endowment returns.

McCrory Gardens has over 25 acres of formal display gardens & 45 acres of arboretum featuring hundreds of different flowers, trees, shrubs and grasses in harmonious settings to display, educate, and further the development of new varieties.

Schade Winery
Founded 1999. Schade Vineyard & Winery is the third bonded farm winery in South Dakota. Owned and operated by Jim & Nancy Schade in Volga, SD. Their goal is to produce a wine that is made from SD grown products. We believe in Good Wines and Good Times.

Local Foods Education Center
The South Dakota State University Local Foods Education Center is a novel approach to addressing food security in South Dakota. The 1.2 acre outdoor classroom is located on Medary Avenue on the northern edge of the SDSU campus. It is fully dedicated to student and public teaching and learning, emphasizing hands-on field experience with small-scale food production and distribution practices.

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