South Dakota Corn Growers 31st Annual Meeting


To commemorate its 31st annual meeting, the South Dakota Corn Growers Association has booked an extremely popular television host. Mike Pearson, known as 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 as host of the “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

9:05 – Early Morning Marketing Session: Ted Seifried

10:30 – Farm Bill Setting the Stage Panel:

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

12:30 – Lunch Program: Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Jaspers

2:00 – Soil Health Panel: 

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

4:00 – The Last Word: Mike Pearson

5:30 – Evening Banquet: Entertainment by the Surf City All Stars

  • 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.

There is a block of rooms reserved at the Sheraton Hotel (attached to Convention Center) for the night of the annual meeting. Reservations must be made by December 18th. Click here to reserve your room.

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