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Ag-Business

Statement of Purpose: To establish better agriculture/business relations, thus enhancing the image and economy of business in Mitchell. To recognize and educate local businesses the impact of agriculture on the Mitchell economy.

Meetings: Meets the 1st Friday of each month at 7:30 am at Marlin's Family Restaurant.

Ag Committee:
  • Ag in the Classroom. Ag-in-the-Classroom is offered to 4th graders from Mitchell and area schools. This event is held at the Davison County 4-H Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, where students learn about farm animals such as, dairy, beef, horses, sheep, and pigs. In addition to the animals, they also learn about the soil, crops and the importance of safety around electricity and farm machinery.
  • Dakotafest takes place the third week of August at the Schlaffman Farm in Mitchell, SD. As the premiere agricultural event in South Dakota, Dakotafest provides both exhibitors and attendees with all their farming and ranching needs over the course of the three-day show. The event is produced by Cygnus Expositions and hosts over 500 local and leading exhibitors in the agriculture industry on more than 1.2 million square feet of land! Dakotafest is the largest farm show in the South Dakota region and brings dynamic segments and entertaining events, which are sure to entice and excite both exhibitors and attendees.
  • DakotaFest Women’s Brunch. The DakotaFest Women’s Brunch, an event held in conjunction with DakotaFest, gives women the opportunity to get together with friends and relax with some motivational entertainment. Last year over 400 women were in attendance!

Chair: Roger DeRouchey


Member Name Company End of Term
Bill Kinder Fischer Rounds 2017
Dennis Martin Dougherty Markets 2017
Heidi Rients Individual 2017
Jon Farris BankWest 2017
Ken Schlimgen Central Electric Cooperative 2017
Ray Gosmire NC+ 2017
Roger DdeRouchey Newton Mfg. 2017
Austin Havlik First Dakota National Bank 2018
Bill Maddocks Farm Credit Services of America 2018
Craig Dodds BankWest 2018
Derek Fahey First National Bank SD 2018
George Breidenbach Individual 2018
Nathan Sparks First Dakota National Bank 2018
Terry Nutter CHS 2019
Dave Jorgenson New York Life Insurance 2019
Linda Bannwarth Davison Hanson Farm Bureau 2019
Terry Krome Wells Fargo 2019
Milt Nelson Individual 2019

Ex-Officio Partner Members  
Lori Repenning Mitchell Technical Institute
Jack Davis SDSU Extension Office
Janelle Guericke Mitchell Technical Institute
Kenny Sherin SDSU Extension Office
Rick Kriese Mitchell Technical Institute
Staff Contact
For more information about the Ag-Business Committee or to join, please contact Rebecca at rebecca@mitchellchamber.com or call the Chamber at 996.5567.