• Argi Business
  • Agri-Business Committee

  • The Agri-Business Committee exists to promote and enhance a positive relationship among production agriculturalists, value-added agriculture, retail business and consumers in the Yankton area. 



  • P.A.Y. (Promoting Agricultural Youth) Scholarship

    The P.A.Y. Scholarship recognizes local youth who are leaders in agriculture, provides local financial support for academic study and leadership development, and fosters the development of future leaders in rural America, agribusiness and production agriculture.

    Download the 2019 PAY Scholarship Packet here.

  • Annual Ag Gala

    The Agri-Business Committee hosts an annual Ag Gala every summer in Yankton to honor those in South Dakota's leading industry - agricultural. During this event, the Farm Family of the Year and P.A.Y. Scholarships are awarded.

  • National Ag Week

    Local agriculture professionals, this is your week to shine! Every summer, The Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce and it's Agri-Business Committee recognizes and salutes our local ag businesses and their products, shining light onto the impact and importance they have on our economy.

  • Harvest Appreciation

    During this time every harvest season, the Yankton area elevators and machinery dealers are recognized for their contribution to our thriving agricultural industry. 

  • Agri-Business Committee
  • 2018 Chairperson
    Chair: Erik Koenig, CorTrust Bank

    Committee Members

    Elizabeth Allemand, Jim River Fencing
    Eric Anderson, Hubbs Agency
    Amy Beren, First National Bank
    Ryan Berry, Farm Credit Services of America
    David Biehl, SD Office of USDA
    Brian Bye, Farm Credit Services of America
    David Charles, US Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency
    Ryan Cwach, Birmingham & Cwach Law Offices
    Elly Daisy, Farm Credit Services of America
    Kevin DeJong, Great Western Bank 
    Nate Franzen, First Dakota National Bank
    Katie Freng, Yankton County 
    Adam Goeken, First Dakota National Bank
    Tyler Gowery, Hubbs Agency, Inc.
    Justin Hans, Hubbs Agency, Inc.
    Chris Hubbs, Hubbs Agency, Inc.
    Dave Hubbs, Hubbs Agency, Inc.
    Monte James, Riverfront Broadcasting, Inc.
    Tom Kronaizl, Mark’s Machinery, Inc.
    David Merchen, SD Office of USDA Rural Development
    Bill Popple, Graham Tire Company
    Jeff Pravecek, C & B Operations, L.L.C. dba Fred Haar Company, Inc.
    Jared Seiler, USDA
    Matt Tereshinski, First Dakota National Bank
    Brandon Wagner, Yankton School District
    Justin Wagner, Farm Credit Services of America
    Todd Woods, First Dakota National Bank (Board Liaison)

    Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month at noon at Pizza Ranch, 1501 Broadway Avenue.

    For more information or to join the Agri-Business Committee e-mail Marissa at: marissa@yanktonsd.com or call (605) 665-3636.



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