South Dakota Corn Growers 31st Annual Meeting

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Jan 21 2017
All Day

Sioux Falls Convention Center

To commemorate its 31st annual meeting, the South Dakota Corn Growers Association has booked an extremely popular television host. Mike Pearson, host of “Weekly Journal of Rural America,” will serve as master of ceremonies.

The annual meeting will be held Saturday, January 21st at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

Farmer, banker, and Market To Market television host Mike Pearson keeps viewers informed on his “Weekly Journal of Rural America.”  Mike grew up on a farm in central Iowa, where they raise grain and livestock.

The meeting will include a full day of educational presentations by top agricultural specialists on key topics. The event will be capped with an evening banquet featuring musical entertainment.


Annual Meeting Agenda

8:00am – Resolutions Meeting

9:00 – Education Sessions Kick-off: Mike Pearson, M.C., Television Host

9:15 – Early Morning Marketing Session: Ted Seifried

10:30 – Soil Health Panel: 

  • Nick Goeser, National Corn Growers Association/Soil Health Partnership
  • Dr. Wayne Honeycutt, Soil Health Institute
  • Dr. Doug Karlen, USDA/ARS

12:45 – Lunch Program: Secretary of Agriculture Mike Jaspers

2:00 – Farm Bill Setting the Stage Panel:

  • Chris Clayton, DTN
  • Julie Sibbing, National Wildlife Federation
  • Christy Seyfert, Zurich

4:00 – The Last Word: Mike Pearson

5:30 – Evening Banquet: Entertainment by the Surf City Allstars

  • 5:30 – Doors Open: Social and Silent Auction
  • 8:30/8:45 – Entertainment Begins


All of the educational seminars are free. Pre-register early to receive a free lunch! 

The evening banquet, which includes a meal, silent auction, speakers and entertainment, will be $60 per person for members/$120 per person for non-members.

A block of rooms is reserved at the Sheraton Hotel (attached to Convention Center) the night of the annual meeting. Reservations must be made by January 3, 2017. Click here to reserve your room.

Please register online or by calling the office at 605-334-0100.


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Evening Banquet
$60 for members/$125 for non-members. Includes dinner, silent auction, speakers and entertainment.
Educational Seminars
Free lunch to those who pre-register.