• 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 Abbey by email Abbey@mitchellchamber.com or call the Chamber at 996.5567.