August 23, 2014Please check back, more information coming.
August 25, 2014
Royal River Casino, Flandreau
August 26, 2014
Ramkota Hotel, Watertown
August 26, 2014
Ramkota Hotel, Aberdeen
August 30, 2014
Gubernatorial Debates Aug. 29
Leading up to Farmers Union day, on Aug. 29, Farmers Union will host Gubernatorial Debates beginning at 10 a.m. followed by Senatorial Debates at 12:30 p.m. All candidates have been invited. The event will be moderated by Carrie Law, former host on Today's Ag Show and Director of Communications and Government Relations for Sioux Valley Energy. Written questions will be accepted from the crowd.
"Farmers Union has a long-standing tradition of hosting candidate debates during the State Fair. What better location to discuss issues relevant to rural South Dakota and agriculture than the State Fair?" said Karla Hofhenke, Executive Director of S.D. Farmers Union.
The debates and all other Farmers Union events will take place on Freedom Stage or in the tent beside Freedom Stage on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron. To learn more, review the agenda below.
SDFU Day at the State Fair Agenda
Aug. 30, 2014 at the Freedom Stage
9 a.m. Tent Opens: Wear Farmers Union gear and sign up to win a free laptop computer. Anyone wearing a Farmers Union shirt, t-shirt or cap qualifies. State SDFU staff will be onsite to answer questions. Kids will receive free backpacks.
10:30-11 a.m. Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow Scholarship Presentation: (Freedom Stage) 25 high school seniors from across SD will share $25,000 in scholarships to be used to further their education at a SD post-secondary school. These scholarships are funded by Farmers Union Insurance agents.
11-11:30 a.m. Rural Dakota Award Presentation: (Freedom Stage) These awards are to recognize South Dakotans whose volunteer efforts have contributed to the betterment of their local communities.
11:30-12:30 p.m. Farmers Share Luncheon: (Tent) Arrive early as only 1000 meals will be served. Free will donations will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
1-3 p.m. Farm Safety FFA Quiz Bowl Championship: (Freedom Stage) Four FFA Quiz Bowl teams will compete for the championship title. Designed as a fun way to teach high school students about safety on the farm or ranch.
The teams who will compete include Clark FFA Chapter, Howard FFA Chapter, Wolsey/Wessington FFA Chapter, and Viborg/Hurley. The winning team receives a cash prize.
September 1, 2014
September 2, 2014
SE Farmers Elevator Terminal location at Elk Point
September 2, 2014
Swiftel Center at Brookings
September 3, 2014
DeSmet Super Deluxe Inn & Suites 288 HWY 14
September 7, 2014 - September 10, 2014
The National Farmers Union's annual Washington, D.C., Fall Fly-In will be held Sept. 7-10, 2014.
The annual Fall Fly-In brings together Farmers Union members and friends from across the country in our nation’s capital for three days of face-to-face meetings with many members of Congress and their staffs. It provides the opportunity to tell Congress about the challenges our family farmers and ranchers face across rural America.
It gives lawmakers a chance to hear directly from people who live off the land, and how the policies they produce affect producers on the ground. Fly-In participants can share a personal story with their elected lawmakers so they can understand the consequences of the decisions they make in Washington, D.C. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to effect change in our country.
For information on attending this year's Fly-In, contact Karla Hofhenke at Karla@sdfu.org or 605-352-6761 ext. 114.
September 16, 2014 - September 17, 2014
September 20, 2014Please check back for further information.