2020 Program 

Highlights:

Keynote Speaker

"It Starts with Attitude"
SD Army National Guard Brigadier General, and professional speaker Mike Oster brings a message of  success, personal and professional growth with an attitude of excellence.

Mike Oster

Speaker

Chief Commodities Economist for INTL FCStone Financial, Inc speaks about the challenges ag has had over the past year, including a trade war, planting problems, weather, etc., and lets us know how to "Weather the Storm".

Arlan Suderman

Thursday Program

In a world where consumers are bombarded with misinformation and confusing marketing labels, Michelle Miller clears the air and helps people learn from true ag experts with how food is actually produced.

farm babe

Schedule:

 

Wednesday

Thursday (Also Student Career Day)
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Annual Applicator Recertification

  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Trade Show Open

  • 9:00 - 9:30 AM SDGFA Annual Meeting

  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Educational Session:  Farm Babe, Michelle Miller

Student Career Day 

The importance of keeping youth engaged in agriculture is behind the creation of the Student Career Day during Ag Expo. With the decline in interest for agriculture as a career, this is an opportunity for youth to see all of the different ways they can use their education and talents outside of traditional farming, and help them see the relevance of their career choice. This is a chance for exhibitors to show that agricultural careers can be intellectually stimulating and economically sustainable, and visit with prospective future employees.

Thursday
  • 8:30 - 10:15 AM  Student Agronomy Bingo

  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Farm Babe, Michelle Miller

  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM Students Only Lunch with Sponsor Introductions

  • 1:00 Student Tours

 
Wednesday Evening Social

The Wednesday evening social is an opportunity to network, interact, and relax with other attendees and exhibitors in an informal setting. Join us for food, beverages, and entertainment! 

 
Agronomy and Applicator Olympics

 

The Agronomy and Applicator Olympics are conducted at the annual Ag Expo and are your chance to win some cash (and maybe learn something?)!


Get a team together, then visit participating booths and answer the questions. There are two categories: Agronomy and Applicator.


The challenge is open to all employees of Dealer and Branch members of the South Dakota Agri-Business Association (SDABA). Two person teams must be from the same company, however, they can be from different branches.


Are you up for the challenge?? Get your two-person team together, then register at the Olympics booth at Ag Expo. Exhibitors will be working to try to stump you with their questions!

 

  • Gold Medalists will win $1000 in cash, a plaque and official Olympics jackets.

  • Silver Medalists will win $700 in cash and official Olympics jackets.

  • Bronze Medalists will win $500 in cash and Olympics jackets.

 
Leon Wrage Award


Upon retirement in 2004, SDABA recognized Leon J Wrage as going "above and beyond" in his service to the crop production industry, and presented him with an award at the SD Ag Expo. Since then, the Leon J Wrage award is given each year to other individuals for exemplary service to the crop production industry.

For more information, go to our website here.

Silent Auction for Tomorrow's Ag Leaders

This year the SDABA will take donations for a silent auction to benefit its Tomorrow's Ag Leaders (TAL) Program.  TAL is a leadership development program sponsored by the SDABA and designed to improve leadership skills of South Dakota men and women working in agribusiness.  All silent auction items are be displayed inside the exhibit hall and are promoted during the show.  
 

 
 
2020 News
There is Still Space

If you are interested in exhibiting, there are spaces available.  Check out the map, fill out the contract and send it in!

2020 Exhibitor Packets

Spaces have been assigned, and packets have been mailed.  Look for them in the mail Nov 11-15. Or, click on the Exhibitor tab at the top for all the information you will need.

Platinum Sponsors Receive Priority Space Assignment
Space Re-Configured

Platinum sponsors will be given priority for space requests if they return their contract by the deadline.

Based on feedback from the last couple years, the luncheon and social will not be held in the Arena again, but will be back in the ballroom as in previous years.  This means there is less room for exhibitors inside, and so we have opened spaces in the hallway again.

Quick Links
Future Dates

January 15-16, 2020

January 13-14, 2021

January 19-20, 2022

January 18-19, 2023

Venue

The Convention Center at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

1201 N. West Avenue

Sioux Falls, SD  57104

South Dakota Agri-Business Association 
South Dakota Grain & Feed Association

Phone: 605/224-2445

Fax: 605/224-9913

Email:  info@sdaba.org