Agribusiness

About the Committee


The mission of the Agribusiness Committee is to promote agriculture as a major segment of the local economy, to address and educate the membership on issues important to agriculture, to unite and network groups through ag-related programs and events, and to recognize outstanding achievements in agriculture. The committee meets the third Thursday of each month at noon at the SDSU Regional Extension Office. The 2018 Committee Chair is Samantha Faehn, Farm Credit Services of America.

The committee facilitates the following annual events:


  • Ag Appreciation Banquet - This banquet is held each November and allows local businesses to show appreciation to area farmers and ranchers
  • Ag Fair - Each Spring, 4th graders from the surrounding area attend the Ag Fair at Prairie Hill Farms. It is designed to educate students on crops, livestock, farm safety, and more.
  • Consumer Breakfast - The breakfast is held during the Brown County Fair to show appreciation to fair-goers.
  • Northern Plains Livestock Day - This June event features several different activities and livestock events for young showmen and women.

2018 Meeting and Event Dates and Times:



DAY

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

EVENT

Thursday

1/4/2018

3:00 PM

Best Western Ramkota

All Committee Retreat

Thursday

2/15/2018

12:00 PM

SDSU Extension

Regular Meeting

Thursday

3/20/2018

TBD

TBD

National Ag Day

Wednesday

3/21/2018

8:00 AM

NSU

Lamont-Rhodes Lecture

Thursday

4/19/2018

12:00 PM

SDSU Extension

Regular Meeting

Tuesday

4/24/2018

8:00 AM

Prairie Hill Farm

Ag Fair

Thursday

5/17/2018

12:00 PM

SDSU Extension

Regular Meeting

Thursday

6/21/2018

12:00 PM

SDSU Extension

Regular Meeting

Saturday &

Sunday

6/23/2018

6/24/2018

All Day

Holum Expo

Northern Plains Livestock Show

Thursday

7/19/2018

12:00 PM

SDSU Extension

Regular Meeting

Thursday

8/16/2017

12:00 PM

SDSU Extension

Regular Meeting

Sunday

8/19/2018

8:00 AM

Fairgrounds Clubhouse

Consumer Ag Breakfast

Thursday

9/20/2017

12:00 PM

SDSU Extension

Regular Meeting

Thursday

10/18/2018

12:00 PM

SDSU Extension

Regular Meeting

Friday

11/30/2018

5:30 PM

Dakota Event Center

Ag Banquet


Additional Information


To attend a meeting, call the chamber at 225-2860 or email Lisa Anderson.