RAPID CITY, SD – The South Dakota FFA is launching “FFA Day” on Monday, January 31st as part of Rodeo Rapid City at the Black Hills Stock Show. High school FFA members from South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming will attend interactive presentations, learning from industry leaders on topics in four agriculture pathways: animal systems, plant systems, power/structural systems and advocacy/ communications.
Presenters include: South Dakota Farm Bureau, South Dakota Pork Producers, South Dakota Beef Industry Council, South Dakota Stock Growers, Tyson Foods, South Dakota Soil Health Coalition, Dakota Grain Mill, BASF, Butler Machinery, Agtegra, Brink Construction, and the South Dakota National Guard.
FFA members will gain insight into current agricultural practices and innovations and ask the experts questions. Members will also attend a livestock judging school, cattle shows and sales, and visit vendors
South Dakota FFA is also highlighting agriculture all week in the Rodeo Zone during Rodeo Rapid City, Jan. 28-Feb. 5, 2022. The Ag Adventure Zone is sponsored by South Dakota Farm Bureau as a special project of the South Dakota FFA Foundation.
Located in the Ice Arena at The Monument, the Ag Adventure Zone will illustrate the diversity of South Dakota agriculture with interactive and educaitonal exhibits on beef, swine, grain, and more
from production to processing.
The Ag Adventure Zone’s mission is to showcases modern agricultural practices, communicate commitment to natural resources and demonstrate wholesome, safe food production for all ages.
Industry volunteers, State FFA officers and District 5 FFA members will be at the Ag Adventure Zone to host activities and interact with people attending the stock show and Rodeo Rapid City.
“We are extremely thankful for the support of the South Dakota Farm Bureau and Sutton Rodeo to bring this important event to Rodeo Rapid City,” says South Dakota FFA Executive Secretary Dani Herring. “We hope that this partnership will carry on for years to come so we can continue to educate the public about agriculture.”