The 40th annual Agriculture Appreciation Day will be held in conjunction with the Sioux Empire Fair on Wednesday, August 9. Ag producers from around the region are invited to visit the fair and enjoy a free lunch. The event is organized by the Agribusiness Division of the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce.
Lunch will consist of pork sandwiches, chips and drinks. The pork is sponsored by Smithfield Foods and the onsite smoking is sponsored by Minnehaha Pork Producers. Organizers expect to serve lunch to more than 2,500 local farmers. More than 125 area businesses support the event financially and more than 300 volunteers participate in serving the meal.
In addition to the meal, there will be live entertainment from Mogen’s Heroes, plus special guest appearances by Mayor Paul TenHaken, South Dakota Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources Secretary Hunter Roberts, and other dignitaries.
Free gate admission until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9 is made possible by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.