The Agriculture Committee of the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce and SDSU Extension hosted the first-ever “Ag on the Square” event on September 21st. The event featured 25 booths of ag-related businesses, ag organizations, and FFA, teaching urban-dwellers about where their food comes from. The event also featured a local rancher, auctioneer, rodeo queen, 4-H exhibitor, and live country band.
SDARL sponsor Dakota Mill and Grain sponsored a booth that highlighted the products sold at their feed store and grains grown in the area. They also shared information on where grain is shipped and uses for grain. More than 300 people attended the event over 4 hours.
Several SDARL graduates were featured in the planning and exhibiting for “Ag on the Square,” including, pictured above from left: Tammy Basel (SDARL VI), Tanse Herrmann (SDARL X), Jerry Cope (SDARL III), Kari Sanders (SDARL VII), and Tif Robertson (SDARL IX). Not pictured: Doug Theel (SDARL V).