• 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 11th Annual Yankton Area Ag Gala is scheduled for June 21, 2016!  Watch for more information as the event gets closer!

    2016’s Event was Sponsored by:

    Ultimate Sponsorship

    First National Logo    

    Trailblazer Sponsorship


    Developer Sponsorship

    Pathfinder Sponsorship


    Innovator Sponsorship


     Adventurer Sponsorship





    Voyager Sponsorship





    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:
    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.

    • (800) 888-1460
    • (605) 665-3636
    • 803 E. 4th St.
    • Yankton, SD
    • 57078