A new event will shine a spotlight on the work of farmers during their busiest season of the year. National Farmer's Day at the Barn will be held Friday, Oct. 12 from 4-7 p.m. at the Stockyards Ag Experience Barn at Falls Park.
national farmer's day at the barn
Friday, Oct. 12, 2018
Stockyards Ag Experience Barn
National Farmer's Day is observed every year on October 12. It's a day for everyone to acknowledge the hard work that goes into feeding and supplying the world. The day generally encourages everyone to thank the farmers and ranchers in their lives and to pay tribute in some way to the individuals who plow, sow, raise, feed and harvest to provide the food and materials that our country needs to succeed.
The inaugural National Farmer's Day at the Barn event is free and will feature harvest-themed activities for the kids, a pumpkin patch (weather-dependent), tours of the Barn and a live feed from the field. There will also be free ice cream, coffee and cold drinks. Everyone is invited to the family-friendly event, which is anticipated to become an annual tradition.
National Farmer's Day at the Barn is organized by the Agri-Business Division of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. It is sponsored by Coffea Roasterie, Minnehaha County Farm Bureau, Stensland Family Farms, Stockyards Ag Experience and other community partners.