The Agribusiness Division of the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual awards banquet each Spring to recognize the hundreds of volunteers that make the Division’s events and functions possible. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we were not able to meet in person in 2020. However, we still have to recognize the following for their commitment to advancing the Sioux Empire as an agricultural center through actions that provide a higher visibility of the Ag industry.

2019 Ag Appreciation Day Chairman:
Nick Langerock, Raven Industries, Inc.

2020 SELS Volunteer Awards:
Volunteer of the Year Awards go out to individuals who dedicate numerous hours, ideas, and initiative not only throughout the week of the Livestock Show, but year-round. Congratulations to the following:
Julie Hammer, Sioux Empire Fair Association;
Erin Little;
and Cheyenne Von Krosigk.

2020 SELS Rookie of the Year:
Sydney Becker

The SELS Above & Beyond Award was created to recognize an individual who just seems to go above and beyond in the area they focus on. The 2020 SELS Above & Beyond Award went to Joanne Barnier.

2020 Mayor’s Round-Up & Sale of Champions Buyers

Grand Champion Market Steer
First PREMIER Bank

Reserve Champion Market Steer
South Dakota Corn, Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort and Dacotah Bank

Grand Champion Market Lamb
Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort and South Dakota Corn

Reserve Champion Market Lamb

Grand Champion Market Swine
Lamfers & Maas, LLP, U.S. Bank
and Avera Health/Avera McKennan

Reserve Champion Market Swine
Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
and Midwest Shows, Inc./Farm Shows USA

Grand Champion Market Goat
Great Western Bank, Westra Atkins Land & Auction, LLC, Sweetman Construction Co./Concrete Materials, Marsh & McLennan Agency and Wilson Trailers

Reserve Champion Market Goat:
Results Radio - Townsquare Media, Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C. and Xcel Energy