Make plans to attend the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) 101st Annual Convention, Nov. 16-17, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza, Rapid City, S.D. Registration for the event is now open and available at

The two-day event will feature speakers on issues facing the ag industry and will be kicked off by Tyne Morgan, host of the U.S. Farm Report. The topic of Public and Private Lands will be discussed with Karen Budd Falen, of Budd-Falen Law Offices and Ethan Lane, the executive director of the Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Tom Rabaey of General Mills will also be on hand to discuss food trends both locally and across the globe.

“Our members take great pride in our policy development process that is shaping South Dakota’s future through advocacy, clearly demonstrating why South Dakota Farm Bureau is the trusted leader in agriculture,” said Krystil Smit, SDFB executive director.  “We are very excited to be in Rapid City to begin our next 100 years.”

The event begins on Friday, Nov. 16 with the SDFB delegate session during which SDFB members vote on policy for the organization. The convention starts at 2:30 p.m. with Morgan and leads into an evening reception highlighting local foods of the Black Hills region followed by an auction benefiting the SDFB Young Farmers & Ranchers committee.

“Celebrating Agriculture” will be the theme for a Saturday evening banquet featuring American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall. A complete schedule and online registration is now available at or by contacting the state office at 605-353-8050.