SDFU Annual Events
South Dakota Farmers Union State Convention
December 10-11, 2019 Aberdeen, SD
Grassroots policy development and great speakers are some of the reasons South Dakota Farmers Union members attend the State Convention. For more information on the South Dakota Farmers Union Convention, go here.
Young Producers Conference
January 10-11, 2020
The Young Producers is a program provided free to SDFU members that offer seminars and networking for young agriculture families across the state. The program shares new information to help your farm/ranch operation and promotes networking opportunities with others in your industry. Learn new information that will help your farm/ranch operation, as well as network with others in your industry. Free for all members! Go here to sign up for more information.
Women in Blue Jeans
Women in Blue Jeans is presented each year by a group of dedicated volunteer women to provide education, inspiration, and networking opportunities to women of rural America. As part of your membership with South Dakota Farmers Union, we cover your registration cost for the Women in Blue Jeans Conference. Contact SDFU at (605) 352-6761 for your free registration. For more information on the conference, go here.
SDFU Legislative Day
You’re invited to experience South Dakota Farmers Union’s annual Legislative Day in Pierre. Gather with other Farmers Union members from across the state to experience the South Dakota Legislature like you may never have before. We’ll meet in the Capitol Rotunda, before going for committee hearings. Then we’ll meet back in the Rotunda for a free lunch with the legislators before we head up to the general session.
National Farmers Union Convention
Grassroots policy development is the reason several South Dakota Farmers Union members will attend the National Farmers Union (NFU) Convention held in Bellevue, Wash., March 3-5, 2019. For more information on the National Farmers Union Convention, go here.
Dakota Prairie Open
Dakota Prairie Open is a day of golf to raise funds for the SD Farmers Union Foundation. We gather 4-Person teams for a scramble with prizes at every hole and a meal to follow. Look for details on the 2020 Dakota Prairie Open in the future!
South Dakota Farmers Union Day at the South Dakota State Fair
September 5, 2020
SDFU is proud to be the Premier sponsor of the SD State Fair, the state’s largest agricultural fair. The day is spent on educating and engaging with fairgoers. SDFU hosts a Farmer Share lunch where we inform consumers on the true price South Dakota family farmers and ranchers receive for their product. Fairgoers pay what our producers receive. During the 2019 Farmers Share lunch, folks spent 25 cents for a $12 meal.
Through our interactive Farm Safety Trailer and Farm Safety Quiz Bowl, SDFU provides hands-on farm safety training to more than 3000 youth.
During Farmers Union Day at the State Fair, SDFU also hosts a variety of educational panel discussions related to agriculture policy.
National Farmers Union Washington DC Fly-In
September 14-16, 2020
Each year, South Dakota Farmers Union members and friends visit Washington, D.C. for face-to-face meetings with members of Congress and their staff. These important trips provide farming and ranching families the opportunity to have their voices heard by the people who make policies that directly affect the agriculture industry. Go here for more information on the Annual Fly-In.