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
January 9 - SD Ag In The Classroom (SDAITC) Program; Speaker - Tim Olsen, Cindy Heidelberger and Marsha Kucker *this meeting will go from 11:30am-1:00pm*
If you would like to attend a meeting, please email Rachel Day at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 5, 2019 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 2019.
Aggie of the Year & Ag Producer of the Year
Congratulations to the 2018 award winners!
2018 Aggie of the Year - Bryce Nelson
2018 Ag Producer of the Year - Jerry Hammerquist
2018 Ag Advocate Award - West River Electric Association
Ann BrentlingerJack Butler
Mary Ellen Cammack
Bobbie Jo Donovan
* Chair of Committee
Cynthia LanhamTyrel Larson
Bob PaulsonScott Phillips
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Salary Negotiation Skills “Work Smart” Workshop for Women presented by the American Association of University Women (AAUW)
When: 8:30am / Black Hills State University - Rapid City+ Learn More