Ag Expo Review

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Another Successful Expo!


Thank you to the 150 exhibitors, and 46 sponsors for offering a great show. We had over 1260 attendees! We are growing every year.

A John Green original painting was auctioned off to benefit the SDGFA PAC. The painting sold for $2,500 to the SD Wheat Growers.

PAC Raffle Winners

Each year raffle tickets are sold to support the SDABA PAC. The winners receive a $250 Cabela's gift card. Congratulations to the 2013 winners:

  • Carla Clark
  • Collin Powell
  • Terry Johnson
  • Herman Turnis

Agronomy/Applicator Olympics

There were more entries and more winners than ever before. The contest this year took teams to 18 booths to answer 56 questions about application or agronomy. All winners received cash prizes and an Olympics jacket.

Agronomy Olympic Winners:

  • First Place: Kerry Kloos and Josh Peterson, Farmers Coop Association, Canby $1,000
  • Second Place: Gerrit Boomsma and Perry Burmeister, SDWG Huron $700
  • Third Place: Three way tie! Brian Rangaard and Joshua Lamecker, Farmers Coop Association, Canby; Brad Farrell and Dale Beckendorf, Eastern Farmers coop, Garretson; and jeff Schafer and Brian Nelson, Central Farmers Coop, Salem $600

Applicator Olympic Winners:

  • First Place: Dan Gerdes and Dylan Murphy, AgFirst Farmers Coop, Brookings $1,000
  • Second Place: Two way tie! Jesse Wittler and James Rogers, Wittler Farms, Onida and Eric Quick Bear and Brad Gruis, Midwest Cooperatives, Onida, $1,200.

Leon Wrage Achievement Award

Congratulations to Kendall Peterson, retired.

A huge thanks go out to our 2013 Sponsors!

Platinum ($1,000 and Over)


Gold ($750 to $999)

Silver ($500 to $749)

C&R Supply
Country Pride Coop
Crop Production Services
D&W Construction
Farmers Plant Food, Inc.
Raven Industries
Rosen's Inc.
The Scoular Company
SD Wheat Commission
SD Wheat Growers
Stueve Construction Co
United Suppliers
Victor Lundeen Company
West Central, Inc.
Wilbur-Ellis Company

Bronze ($250 to $499)

Abner Sales
Agrium US Inc.
Arysta LifScience
Farm Credit Services of America
Kahler Automation
McLeod's Printing & Office Supply
Midwest Paint Service, Inc.
MZB Technologies, LLC
Potash Corp
Schlagel, Inc.
South Dakota Corn Utilization Council
Webster Scale, Inc.

Other (Under $250)

Thorstad Construction

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