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DeRouchey family honored at 87th Little International

Amanda Nolz

The DeRouchey family being honored at the 87th annual Little International March 20 in Brookings, SD.

Each year the student staff members of the annual Little International event held at South Dakota State University (SDSU) nominate and vote on a farm or ranch family to recognize as the event’s honored agriculturalists. This prestigious award features a family dedicated to agriculture, family, hard work, integrity, servitude and progressiveness.

Deservingly, the Fred and Joan DeRouchey family of Mitchell, SD was selected as the 87th Little International Honored Agriculturalists, and they were presented with this award at the evening session of the event on March 20, 2010. During the evening, there was also a meet and greet event for attendees to visit with the family, and when the plaque was presented, it was announced that a scholarship in their name was established for animal science students planning to pursue a career in production agriculture. It was certainly a night of celebration for the 2010 Honored Agriculturalists, the Fred and Joan DeRouchey family.

“To say we were surprised to be awarded this honor is an understatement,” said Fred DeRouchey. “It’s so incredibly humbling to be recognized by the young people in agriculture. SDSU and Little ‘I’ have been such huge parts of our lives. The students participating in this event are definitely an elite group of future leaders in this industry. We are proud to be a part of it.”

Each year the student staff members of the annual Little International event held at South Dakota State University (SDSU) nominate and vote on a farm or ranch family to recognize as the event’s honored agriculturalists. This prestigious award features a family dedicated to agriculture, family, hard work, integrity, servitude and progressiveness.

Deservingly, the Fred and Joan DeRouchey family of Mitchell, SD was selected as the 87th Little International Honored Agriculturalists, and they were presented with this award at the evening session of the event on March 20, 2010. During the evening, there was also a meet and greet event for attendees to visit with the family, and when the plaque was presented, it was announced that a scholarship in their name was established for animal science students planning to pursue a career in production agriculture. It was certainly a night of celebration for the 2010 Honored Agriculturalists, the Fred and Joan DeRouchey family.

“To say we were surprised to be awarded this honor is an understatement,” said Fred DeRouchey. “It’s so incredibly humbling to be recognized by the young people in agriculture. SDSU and Little ‘I’ have been such huge parts of our lives. The students participating in this event are definitely an elite group of future leaders in this industry. We are proud to be a part of it.”

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Each year the student staff members of the annual Little International event held at South Dakota State University (SDSU) nominate and vote on a farm or ranch family to recognize as the event’s honored agriculturalists. This prestigious award features a family dedicated to agriculture, family, hard work, integrity, servitude and progressiveness.

Deservingly, the Fred and Joan DeRouchey family of Mitchell, SD was selected as the 87th Little International Honored Agriculturalists, and they were presented with this award at the evening session of the event on March 20, 2010. During the evening, there was also a meet and greet event for attendees to visit with the family, and when the plaque was presented, it was announced that a scholarship in their name was established for animal science students planning to pursue a career in production agriculture. It was certainly a night of celebration for the 2010 Honored Agriculturalists, the Fred and Joan DeRouchey family.

“To say we were surprised to be awarded this honor is an understatement,” said Fred DeRouchey. “It’s so incredibly humbling to be recognized by the young people in agriculture. SDSU and Little ‘I’ have been such huge parts of our lives. The students participating in this event are definitely an elite group of future leaders in this industry. We are proud to be a part of it.”

Each year the student staff members of the annual Little International event held at South Dakota State University (SDSU) nominate and vote on a farm or ranch family to recognize as the event’s honored agriculturalists. This prestigious award features a family dedicated to agriculture, family, hard work, integrity, servitude and progressiveness.

Deservingly, the Fred and Joan DeRouchey family of Mitchell, SD was selected as the 87th Little International Honored Agriculturalists, and they were presented with this award at the evening session of the event on March 20, 2010. During the evening, there was also a meet and greet event for attendees to visit with the family, and when the plaque was presented, it was announced that a scholarship in their name was established for animal science students planning to pursue a career in production agriculture. It was certainly a night of celebration for the 2010 Honored Agriculturalists, the Fred and Joan DeRouchey family.

“To say we were surprised to be awarded this honor is an understatement,” said Fred DeRouchey. “It’s so incredibly humbling to be recognized by the young people in agriculture. SDSU and Little ‘I’ have been such huge parts of our lives. The students participating in this event are definitely an elite group of future leaders in this industry. We are proud to be a part of it.”

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