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Thank You!


Thank you to the 160 exhibitors, and 48 sponsors for offering a great show. We had 1340 registrations! Another well attended show.

Silent Auction Benefits SDABA Scholarship Fund

The second annual silent auction netted over $2,305 for the SDABA Scholarship Fund.  We were able to launch a new Young Leaders scholarship program as well as provide three scholarships to SDSU students and three to technical school students.  Some of the auction items included prints, a pheasant hunt and a fun Sioux Falls package.

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 2015 winners:

  • Nick Brown, Trammo
  • Jason Dallman, CHS Northern Plains
  • Dennis Lynstad, CPS
  • Jim Marken, CHS Farmers Alliance

Agronomy/Applicator Olympics

There were 22 teams competing in the Agronomy Olympics and 21 in the Applicator Olympics this year! All winners received cash prizes and an Olympics jacket.

Agronomy Olympic Winners:

  • First Place: South Dakota Wheat Growers, Huron
  • Second Place (Four-way tie): CHS Northern Plains, Eureka; CHS Eastern Farmers, Garretson; Valley Ag Supply, Gayville; and Valley Ag Supply (team two), Gayville.

Applicator Olympic Winners:

  • First Place: Valley Ag Supply, Gayville
  • Second Place (Three-way tie):  South Dakota Wheat Growers, Chamberlain; AgFirst Farmers Coop, Brookings; CHS Northern Plains, Eureka.

4th Annual Booth Decoration Contest

  • First Place: United Suppliers
  • Second Place (Tie): C&R Supply; Valent

A huge thanks go out to our 2016 Sponsors!

Platinum ($1,000 and Over)

Aberdeen Grain Inspection

Gold ($750 to $999)

Silver ($500 to $749)

Agrium US Inc.
CHS Eastern Farmers
CHS Midwest Coops
CHS Northern Plains
C&R Supply Inc.
Country Pride
D&W Construction
HJ Baker/Tiger-Sul
Raven Industries
Rosen's Inc.
SD Wheat Commission
SD Wheat Growers
United Suppliers
Victor Lundeen Company
Wilbur-Ellis Company

Bronze ($250 to $499)

Abner Sales
Ag Systems, Inc.
Arkion Life Sciences
Brock Grain Systems
Farm Credit Services of America
GK Technology
Kahler Automation
MZB Technologies, LLC
Potash Corp
Schlagel, Inc.
Stueve Construction Co.

Other (Under $250)

Thorstad Construction

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