Agriculture & Natural Resource Committee
Committee Chair: Tiffani Taylor-Robertson and Co-Chair: John Kerstiens
Staff Liaision: Rachel Day
To increase economic activity and mutual understanding between Rapid City and its rural neighbors, and address natural resources issues.
April 12, 2017 - Committee Meeting at West River Electric Association - Guest Speaker: Mayor Steve Allender, Rapid City Mayor
May 3, 2017 - Committee Meeting at West River Electric Association - Guest Speaker: Mark Van Every, Black Hills National Forest Services Director
Ag Awareness Tour - the date is TBD. Please stay tuned!
Beef Bust and Ag Scholarships(February)
Ag Awareness Tour (July)
4-H Achievement Days Picnic (August)
Western Junior Livestock (October)
Ag Appreciation Banquet (December)
Each year the Ag & Natural Resources Committee gives away four $1,000 scholarships. The 2017 application deadline was January 6. Please stay tuned for the 2018 applications.
The 2017 Scholarship Recipients were: Elle Moon, Raina Perli, Carson Sleep and Sarah Vos.
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 7, 2017 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 2017 AGGIE and Ag Producer of the Year awards. Applications will be taken through the next year for 2017.
Aggie of the Year & Ag Producer of the Year
Congratulations to the 2016 award winners!
2016 Aggie of the Year
2016 Ag Producer of the Year
Mary and Myron Williams
Mary Ellen Cammack
Bobbie Jo Donovan
Jim GreenwoodScott Guffey
* Chair of Committee
** Co-Chair of Committee
Kyle HoltWandra Irwin
Brad OttenMark Papousek
Jim ScullDave Semerad
Chamber Events+ View All
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When: 10:00am / Rushmore Mall+ Learn More
When: 7:00pm / Firehouse Wine Cellars - 620 Main St. Rapid City, SD+ Learn More
When: 12:00am / The Lion's Building at the Fairgrounds+ Learn More