Agriculture & Natural Resource Committee
Committee Chair: Michelle Minnerath, Ketel Thorstenson
Staff Liaision: Rachel Day
To increase economic activity and mutual understanding between Rapid City and its rural neighbors, and address natural resources issues.
All meetings are from 11:45am - 1:00pm at the West River Electric Association
November 7 - Guest Speaker: Matthew Olson, Pennington County 4-H
No December meeting due to the Ag Banquet on December 6
If you would like to attend a meeting, please email Rachel Day at email@example.com.
Beef Bust and Ag Scholarships(January/February)
Ag Awareness Tour (July/August)
4-H Achievement Days Picnic (August)
Western Junior Livestock (October)
Ag Appreciation Banquet (December)
The 2019 application for scholarships are available! If you have questions about this scholarship, you may email Rachel at Day@RapidCityChamber.com.
The 2018 Scholarship Recipients were: Trew DeJong of Philip, Aaron Linke of Woonsocket, Emilee Pauley of Wall and Sadie Vander Wal of Brentford. In addition to the four $1000 scholarships, Western Dakota Technical Institute offered a $500 scholarship which was awarded to Sierra Wilson of Wall.
Aggie & Ag Producer Nominations
Annually, the Chamber selects these awards to honor individuals who have made large contributions to agriculture in western South Dakota. Persons selected for these awards will be honored at the annual Ag Appreciation Banquet on December 6, 2018 at the Ramkota Convention Center II.
Click on either link below to print a nomination form.
The Ag & Natural Resources Committee of the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2018 AGGIE and Ag Producer of the Year awards. Applications will be taken through the next year for 2018.
Aggie of the Year & Ag Producer of the Year
Congratulations to the 2017 award winners!
2017 Aggie of the Year
2017 Ag Producer of the Year
Mary Ellen Cammack
Bobbie Jo Donovan
Jim GreenwoodScott Guffey
* Chair of Committee
Kyle HoltWandra Irwin
Brad OttenMark Papousek
Jim ScullDave Semerad
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