Farm Family of the Year

Farm Family of the Year

Each year the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Division recognizes a Farm Family of the Year and an Agri-Business Citizen(s) of the Year.

A subcommittee of the Agri-business Division nominates deserving families and agri-business citizens to be considered for the award and the entire Agri-Business Council chooses the winners.

They are recognized in the January issue of Chamber News, at the Mayor´s Round-up & Sale of Champions at the Sioux Empire Farm Show and at the Agri-Business Division Annual Meeting. The Farm Family also shares their expertise by sitting on the Agri-Business Council for a year.


2016   Brad and Monica Nussbaum   Garretson, SD
2015   Jason & Alicia Knutson Family   Viborg, SD
2014   Charles & Brenda Stahl Family   Bridgewater, SD
2013   Willard Family   Colton, SD
2012   Glenn & Gaylin Scott Family   Valley Springs, SD
2011   Mike & Kathy Geraets Family   Dell Rapids, SD
2010   Jeff & Linda Oyen Family   Crooks, SD
2009   Marlow & Donna Christensen Family   Beresford, SD
2008   Rod & Lois VanderVliet Family   Colton, SD
2007   Dennis & Heidi Steineke Family   Hartford, SD
2006   The Bartmann Family   Montrose, SD
2005   Bob & Sandy Johnson Family   Corson, SD
2004   Darrin & Becky Ihnen Family   Hurley, SD
2003   Ron & Susan Alverson Family   Chester, SD
2002   Mike & Becky Randall Family   Dell Rapids, SD
2001   Jerry & Mary TerWee Family   Larchwood, IA
2000   Paul & Doug Van Duyn Families   Colton, SD
1999   Mel Fiegen   Dell Rapids, SD
1998   Leo Heggen   Brandon, SD
1997   Charles Olsen   Irene, SD
1996   Roger Knochenmus   Sioux Falls, SD
1995   Walt Bones Family   Parker, SD
1994   Bob P. Larson Family   Sioux Falls, SD
1993   Bob Ode Family   Brandon, SD
1992   Duane Albers Family   Harrisburg, SD
1991   Bill Boadwine Family   Baltic, SD
1990   Norman & Merlyn Smeenk   Harrisburg, SD
1989   Smith Family Farms   Montrose, SD
1988   Duane Bly Family   Valley Springs, SD
1987   Burton Ode Family   Brandon, SD
1986   Don Benson Family   Hurley, SD
1985   Ordell Rogen Family    Sherman, SD
1984   Stuart Jacobson Family   Brandon, SD
1983   Roger Megard Family   Sherman, SD
1982   Art Ramse Family   Canton, SD

Purchase Sale of Champions Tickets

The Mayor's Round-up & Sale of Champions is held each year on the Friday of the Sioux Empire Farm Show. Business leaders from the region gather for a social evening with dinner and a program and auction to follow.

Purchase tickets at the Sioux Empire Farm Show office,
Call (605) 373-2010, email Valerie here.