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.
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.
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.
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.
During this time every harvest season, the Yankton area elevators and machinery dealers are recognized for their contribution to our thriving agricultural industry.
Chair: Erik Koenig, CorTrust Bank
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (605) 665-3636.