South Dakota Farm Bureau to hold educational events at Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) will be part of the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (BHSS) taking place at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and Central States Fairgrounds Jan. 31 – Feb. 9, 2020 in Rapid City.
Livestock shows and sales, professional rodeos, trade show and educational activities are just a few of the events on tap at the event that draws close to 300,000 attendees during the ten-day show.
During the BHSS, the SDFB Women’s Leadership Team (WLT) will offer educational activities in cooperation with South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension and local 4-H clubs in the Civic Center for area middle school students. The program is titled “Kids Take Stock Event” and includes lessons in soil health, nutrition, agricultural technology and the importance of honeybees in agriculture.
“Less than 2 percent of the American population is directly involved in production agriculture. Our members believe it is important to educate students where food does come from,” said Cindy Foster, WLT chairman. “We are anxious to again be part of this big event.”
SDFB will be in LaCroix Hall at the Civic Center in booths 17 and 18. The SDFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee (YF&R) will be selling raffle tickets for two Henry Golden Boy guns. The rifle drawing will take place at the SDFB Annual Convention, November 20-21, 2020.
A special event at BHSS is a Rancher Appreciation Social, sponsored by the Pennington/Jackson County Farm Bureau, which takes place on Monday, Feb. 3. For tickets, stop by the SDFB booth at the BHSS. Additional sponsors for the social include Meade/Ziebach and Butte/Harding/Lawrence County Farm Bureaus.