Agri-Business Citizen of the Year

Agri-Business Citizen of the Year

Each year the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Division recognizes a Farm Family of the Year and an Agri-Business Citizen(s) of the Year.

A subcommittee of the Agri-business Division nominates deserving families and agri-business citizens to be considered for the award and the entire Agri-Business Council chooses the winners.

They are recognized in the January issue of Chamber News, at the Mayor´s Round-up & Sale of Champions at the Sioux Empire Farm Show and at the Agri-Business Division Annual Meeting. The Farm Family also shares their expertise by sitting on the Agri-Business Council for a year.

2016   Bill Evans
2015   Glenn Muller
2014   Mike Miller
2013   Joel Westra
2012   Scott Wick & Jo Beal
2011    Mike Begeman
2010   Cynthia Knudsen
2009   Carol Ackerman
2008   Larry Healy
2007   Evan Ingebrigtson
2006   Shawn Cleary
2005   Bonnie Glass
2004   Arnie Wulf
2003   Curt Cutler
2002   Curt Alberty
2001   Dr. Al Miron
2000   Randy Ahrendt
1999   Jerry Beckler
1998   Darry Pearson
1997   Tom Long
1996   Larry Wright
1995   Tom Steever
1994   Dave Campbell
1993   Donald C. Anderson
1992   Bob Pfeifer
1991   Vernell Johnson
1990   Ken Tschetter
1989   Jack Rentschler
1988   Vern Fritz
1987   Jim Woster
1986   Tom Batcheller
1985   Gordon Wilkerson
1984   Darwin Britzman
1983   Cliff Gaumer
1982   Frank Lingo & Al Farmer

Purchase Sale of Champions Tickets

The Mayor's Round-up & Sale of Champions is held each year on the Friday of the Sioux Empire Farm Show. Business leaders from the region gather for a social evening with dinner and a program and auction to follow.

Purchase tickets at the Sioux Empire Farm Show office,
Call (605) 373-2010, email Valerie here.

The Sioux Empire Farm Show

Since 1954, the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce has been sponsoring one of the best farm shows in the upper Midwest. Over the years the show has grown to include the best market and purebred livestock from across the region as well as the latest in agricultural commercial exhibits.

Sioux Falls rolls out the red carpet to welcome these visitors – estimated at more than 30,000 throughout the week. The annual Sioux Empire Farm Show is a great way for South Dakota´s largest city to recognize the impact that agriculture continues to have in our community.