Western South Dakota's Only Ranch Station

Ag Adventure Zone opens at Rodeo Rapid City, FFA Day announced

Courtesy Photo
FFA members craft interactive displays for Ag Adventure Zone during Rodeo Rapid City at the Black Hills Stock Show. Pictured are current and former Philip FFA members Gracie Fitzgerald, left, Bobbi Kammerer, Kelcey Butler, Bobbie Jarvi, Taylor Hanson, John Piroutek and Carson Daly.

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

Courtesy Photo

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.”

People are also reading...

Market manipulation was the focus of a panel discussion during the recent SDFU State Convention. U.S. Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General, Michael Kades was among the panelists that included (left to right) Scott Blubaugh, President of American Farmers & Ranchers; Scott Kolousek, Wessington Springs rancher and SDFU board member, Oren Lesmeister, S.D. State Legislator and SDFU board member and Kades.
Brian Lester and wife Alahna Gross of Mitchell, S.D., attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally regularly and stay at the same campground. It was there that Gross spotted the kids who were the subject of an Amber Alert first issued from Canada.


Rapid City, US
9:25 am, December 7, 2023
temperature icon 58°F
scattered clouds
Humidity 32 %
Pressure 998 mb
Wind 9 mph
Wind Gust: 18 mph
Visibility: 0 km
Sunrise: 7:14 am
Sunset: 4:14 pm

Market News

Share via
Copy link