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2009 Honored Agriculturalists recognized at SDSU’s Little I

Amanda Nolz

Photo courtesy Melissa Gradert, Little "I"The Odegaard family of Lake Preston, SD, being recognized as 2009 Honored Agriculturalists at the 86th Little International, held on the SDSU campus in Brookings, SD, March 28.

A celebration for the agriculture community was hosted at the South Dakota State University campus during the 86th Little International on March 27-28, 2009. Little “I” is the largest two-day livestock exposition in the nation, run entirely by students for students in agriculture. Every year, the hundred plus members of the Little International select a great South Dakota family to be recognized as the annual Honored Agriculturalists.

This year, the staff overwhelmingly selected the Sharon Odegaard family of Lake Preston, SD. As well-known swine and cattle producers in the state of South Dakota, the Odegaard family has been in livestock production for many generations. They keep and maintain over 350 sows and 150 cows at their operation, in addition to planting 1,800 acres of crops.

A celebration for the agriculture community was hosted at the South Dakota State University campus during the 86th Little International on March 27-28, 2009. Little “I” is the largest two-day livestock exposition in the nation, run entirely by students for students in agriculture. Every year, the hundred plus members of the Little International select a great South Dakota family to be recognized as the annual Honored Agriculturalists.

This year, the staff overwhelmingly selected the Sharon Odegaard family of Lake Preston, SD. As well-known swine and cattle producers in the state of South Dakota, the Odegaard family has been in livestock production for many generations. They keep and maintain over 350 sows and 150 cows at their operation, in addition to planting 1,800 acres of crops.

A celebration for the agriculture community was hosted at the South Dakota State University campus during the 86th Little International on March 27-28, 2009. Little “I” is the largest two-day livestock exposition in the nation, run entirely by students for students in agriculture. Every year, the hundred plus members of the Little International select a great South Dakota family to be recognized as the annual Honored Agriculturalists.

This year, the staff overwhelmingly selected the Sharon Odegaard family of Lake Preston, SD. As well-known swine and cattle producers in the state of South Dakota, the Odegaard family has been in livestock production for many generations. They keep and maintain over 350 sows and 150 cows at their operation, in addition to planting 1,800 acres of crops.

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A celebration for the agriculture community was hosted at the South Dakota State University campus during the 86th Little International on March 27-28, 2009. Little “I” is the largest two-day livestock exposition in the nation, run entirely by students for students in agriculture. Every year, the hundred plus members of the Little International select a great South Dakota family to be recognized as the annual Honored Agriculturalists.

This year, the staff overwhelmingly selected the Sharon Odegaard family of Lake Preston, SD. As well-known swine and cattle producers in the state of South Dakota, the Odegaard family has been in livestock production for many generations. They keep and maintain over 350 sows and 150 cows at their operation, in addition to planting 1,800 acres of crops.

A celebration for the agriculture community was hosted at the South Dakota State University campus during the 86th Little International on March 27-28, 2009. Little “I” is the largest two-day livestock exposition in the nation, run entirely by students for students in agriculture. Every year, the hundred plus members of the Little International select a great South Dakota family to be recognized as the annual Honored Agriculturalists.

This year, the staff overwhelmingly selected the Sharon Odegaard family of Lake Preston, SD. As well-known swine and cattle producers in the state of South Dakota, the Odegaard family has been in livestock production for many generations. They keep and maintain over 350 sows and 150 cows at their operation, in addition to planting 1,800 acres of crops.

editor’s note: to view many more photos from the 86th little international, look in the staff photo galleries located at http://tsln.mycapture.com/mycapture/index.asp