Agriculture & Natural Resource Committee
Committee Chair: Michelle Minnerath, Ketel Thorstenson
Staff Liaison: Rachel Day
To increase economic activity and mutual understanding between Rapid City and its rural neighbors, and address natural resources issues.
All meetings are the first Wednesday of the month from 11:45am - 1:00pm at the West River Electric Association
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)
Western Junior Livestock (October)
Ag Appreciation Banquet (December)
The 2020 scholarship application is now available! If you have questions about this scholarship, you may email Rachel at Day@RapidCityChamber.com.
Please note: This year we are awarding two $2000 scholarships. You must live within a 150 mile radius of Rapid City to be eligible.
The 2019 Scholarship Recipients were: Kaitlyn Fosheim of Midland; Ethan Geraets of Humboldt; Blake Olson of Chancellor and Jaicee Williams 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 not currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Ag Producer and Aggie of the Year. If you have someone you want to nominate for future years, please feel free to complete one of the applications below.
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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