• Ag Gala

    Agriculture is the leading industry in the state of South Dakota, and plays a vital role in the Yankton economy. This annual Ag Gala is held in June to honor the agriculture industry. Each year during the 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. This event is sponsored by the Chamber’s
    Agri-Business Committee.


    9th Annual Chamber Ag Gala
    June 17, 2014
    Kiwanis 4-H Ice Center, 709 Whiting Dr.
    Guest Speaker:  Lucas Lentsch, S.D. Secretary of Ag
    Master of Ceremonies:  Lt. Governor Matt Michels
    Register for tickets HERE!


    5 p.m. Social (Wine from local and South Dakota wineries)
    6:30 p.m. Prime Rib Dinner w/program to follow
    Music before and after by East River Cowboys.
    Catering by: Rollin Smoke BBQ


    Tables of 8 can be reserved in advance by contacting Carmen Bodden at chamber@yanktonsd.com.


    Sponsored by:


    Platinum Level




    Gold Level


    Dakota Southern Cattlemen’s Association



    Rural Manufacturing Co., Inc.   



    Silver Level



        Heine Farms & Feedyards


    South Dakota Farm Families




    Bronze Level



        Todd Woods






    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.           

    Farm Family of the Year Nomination Form   (Due May 16,2014)                                                                                                


    Past Farm Family of the Year:
    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


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