Ag Appreciation Day 2021

Annual luncheon to be held Aug. 11

The 38th annual Ag Appreciation Day will be held in conjunction with the Sioux Empire Fair on Wednesday, August 11. Ag producers from around the region are invited to visit the fair and enjoy a free lunch. The event is organized by the Agribusiness Pillar of the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce.

Event chair Nick Langerock, Raven Industries, Inc., describes the day as a chance to recognize the role area farmers and ranchers play in the Sioux Falls economy. “Agriculture continues to be a massive driver for our community and state. This is a great event for us to connect and thank our farmers for their passion to give back to our communities and their contribution to feeding people around the world. It is also a great day for communities to reconnect and catch up with friends across the region,” said Langerock.

Organizers expect to serve lunch to more than 3,000 local farmers at Ag Appreciation Day. More than 125 area businesses support the event financially and more than 300 volunteers participate in serving the meal.

Lunch will consist of pork sandwiches, chips and drinks. There will be live music, sponsored in part by the Tri-State Neighbor and free gate admission until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11 is made possible by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

Following the luncheon, starting at about 1 p.m., an Ag panel will take the main stage to discuss hot topics related to agriculture.