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JUNE 4, 2018 - VOL. 54 No. 8

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Premier annual ag event is renamed Sioux Empire Livestock Show

A 65-year local tradition in agriculture has a new name. The Sioux Empire Farm Show has been renamed the Sioux Empire Livestock Show.

The Show, which began in 1954, is organized by the Chamber and is held every January in Sioux Falls. It attracts livestock producers, buyers and exhibitors from across the country. More than 30,000 people attend the Show each year, with an estimated economic impact of $3 million.

The goals of the Sioux Empire Livestock Show remain much the same as when the event first debuted. The Show seeks to strengthen the ties between the urban and agricultural communities, support livestock producers and exhibitors, provide educational programs and exhibits, and promote. . .

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Stockyards Ag Experience completes Community Appeals Campaign

Agricultural roots run deep in Sioux Falls–both metaphorically and literally.

The Stockyards Ag Experience, which completed a successful Community Appeals campaign on March 31, will provide residents and visitors alike with interactive learning experiences and historical lessons that bridge the gap between the past and the present by detailing the profound impact agriculture has had upon our city, state and region.

Funds raised through Community Appeals will be devoted to development of the 3.63 acre Stockyards Ag Experience Plaza, located on the original site of the Stockyards near Falls Park. Plaza construction is scheduled to begin in 2019, with 2020 being the first full season of. . .

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