The Friend of Agriculture Award


The Friend of Agriculture Award is a high honor given for the purpose of strengthening relationships between ag producers and agri-business. Winners are nominated by County Farm Bureaus and up to two recipients will be chosen to be recognized at the annual South Dakota Farm Bureau Convention. A nominated individual or business should be one who has supported agricultural efforts in their community, either through youth activities, agriculture promotions, local issues or quality of rural life.

Nomination details:

  1. Nominations will be accepted, using the application found on the South Dakota Farm Bureau website by clicking Get Involved and County Farm Bureaus, through July 31, 2024.
  2. Considerations for nominations should include information on the following:
    • Contribution to local agriculture
    • Impact on local community
    • Overall promotion of agriculture
  3. Recipients will be notified, and recognition videos will be produced to be played during the Saturday evening banquet at the South Dakota Farm Bureau Annual Convention.
  4. Each individual and/or business award recipient will receive two tickets to the Saturday evening banquet of the SDFB Annual Convention. Additional tickets may be purchased in advance from SDFB.
  5. 2024 Friends of Agriculture will be selected from nominations of individuals/businesses from west of the Missouri River. 2025 Friends of Agriculture will be selected from nominations of individuals/businesses from east of the Missouri River.
  6. Nominations should be submitted to the SDFB State Office at 2225 Dakota Ave S; Huron, SD 57350 or emailed to

Friend of Ag Nomination Form 2024