Dakota Rural Action 34th Annual Meeting Registration Form
Friday, October 8 - VIRTUAL Business Meeting Via Zoom : 11 am CT / 10 am MT - 3 pm CT / 2 pm MT
Saturday, October 9 - In person Hosted by Homegrown Chapter (& virtual!) - Farm Tours around the Sioux Falls area & Celebration Hog Roast Hosted by Fruit of the Coop :
PURCHASE TICKETS TO SATURDAY'S CELEBRATION HOG ROAST HERE:
**Saturday times TBA
+++ A note on in person events. As we approach the DRA Annual meeting we as staff and leaders preparing must consider the health and safety of attendees and staff at every step of the planning process. Guidance from the CDC provides a critical roadmap for resuming events in the U.S., with details on how to evaluate the risk levels and key actions that can help prevent the spread of the virus. Cleanliness protocols are also covered.
The CDC guidelines encourage event organizers to follow state and local regulations on gatherings (updates on Covid-19 restrictions and health updates are being monitored). Meeting planners are continually monitoring the outbreak and making adjustments to the event plan as needed. Recognizing that some communities are more impacted than others, that our protocols and procedures may vary on the hierarchy of needs.
This year's Annual Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Additional events around the annual meeting will be in person. While we would love to be with you all again, we realize that not all members are comfortable attending in person gatherings. And for those members we will offer options to participate virtually as much as possible.
We request that ALL members who do choose to attend in person are fully vaccinated. All in person events will be outdoors. Social distancing and masking observed per CDC recommendations.
Zoom links will be emailed out to registrants. The virtual Business Meeting is open to all DRA members. It is not a public event, so please do not share the links. Meeting Packets with the full Agenda will be provided via mail or digitally if preferred.
Saturday's events will include in-person farm tour(s) around the Sioux Falls area. The farm tours will be live streamed as well. We will cap off the evening with a Celebration & Hog Roast hosted by Fruit of the Coop in Brandon. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
We invite all members to join in whichever capacity they are most comfortable with, for all or part of the events. Please note in the registration below which parts you will be attending and if you require technical assistance, have specific technical concerns or questions, or do not have easy access to internet or phone service.
Saturday's Celebration & Hog Roast is open to the public. All are welcome!
***Please note that we are closely monitoring COVID spread in the state, and that the situation remains fluid. All events are subject to change based on current information, CDC recommendations, etc. We will be in touch in the coming weeks with updates and more detailed information and agenda, or see our website for updates.
If you have questions please contact Frank James
, Jordan Walker
, or Matthew West
Draft Agenda (**all times are central; agenda subject to change)
Day 1 : DRA Business Meeting - Virtual
10:00 Welcome & Land Acknowledgement
10:30 Approval of the Minutes
10:45 Keynote - Natalie Stites Means, Wotakuye Mutual Aid Society
11:45 LUNCH BREAK
1:00 Board Elections*/Announcement
2:45 Announcements & Closing of Meeting
-AM Farm Tours - times and locations TBA
-Evening Celebration Hog Roast @ Fruit of the Coop - **All are welcome!** PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
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