Ag Gala

Agriculture is the leading industry in the state of South Dakota, and plays a vital role in the Yankton economy.  To Honor those in the Agricultural Industry, the Yankton Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual Ag Gala in June.  During this event, the Farm Family of the Year award is presented to a Yankton area family and P.A.Y. Scholarships are awarded to area youth.

Our 12th Annual Ag Gala is scheduled for June 20, 2017!  The event will be held at the Pine Acres Kiwanis/4-H Ice Arena, 709 Whiting Drive.  Doors open at 5 pm with a social time and vendor booths to visit.  A prime rib dinner catered by Backroad Bar-B-Q will be served beginning at 6:15 pm followed by the program at 7:15 pm.  A silent and live auction will be held to raise funds to the P.A.Y. Scholarship.

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2017’s Event was Sponsored by:

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Farm Family of the Year Award

The Agri-Business Farm Family selection committee will accept nominations and select a family using the following criteria:

1)  Active in agricultural production of livestock and/or crop and is their main source of income (not based on quantity).
2)  Community involvement (civic organizations, school, sports, church).
3)  Involvement in agricultural industry organizations (local, state and federal).
4)  Overall farm family image, farming history and unique or special production.           

Past Farm Family of the Year Recipients:
2016  Chris & Cindy Nelson
2015  Jeff & Jolene Steffen Family
2014  Robert & Marilyn Weverstad and Tom & Terri Arens

2013 Heine Farm & Feedyard ~ Ron & Steve Heine and Family
2012  Robert & Marilyn Lyngstad Family
2011   Jim & Sharon Petrik Family
2010  Dave Dvoracek Family
2009  Dale Bye
2008  Luther & Joan Nielson
2007  Robert Hauger Family
2006  Robert & Julie Walloch Family
2005  Henry & Jeanette Zimmerman
2004  Phillip & Charlene Bennett Family
2003  Randy & Val Svendsen Family                        
            Susan & John Goeken Family     
            Frank & Jolene Kralick Family
2002  Dennis & Peg Michel Family
2001  Grant & Carol Reade Family
2000  Sylliaasen Farms

This event is sponsored by the Chamber’s Agri-Business Committee.

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