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Ag Appreciation Banquet gives thanks to area producers

Amanda Nolz

Photo by Amanda NolzNearly 200 farmers and ranchers attended the Ag Appreciation Banquet in Mitchell, SD.

The things-to-do list for a food producer is seemingly endless: wean the calves, pregnancy-check the cows, give proper vaccinations, get the calves on a feed ration, harvest the corn and beans, plant the winter wheat, haul the hay home, keep the pens clean, market the cattle, keep records, pay the feed bill, fix the fences, and the list continues.

In an era where the average consumer is incredibly disconnected to the work that is done on a family farm, it’s not often that a farmer or rancher receives a collective ‘thank you’ from an entire community. For producers in southeast South Dakota, a gift of thanks is exactly what they received at the 2009 Agriculture Appreciation Banquet, hosted by KMIT Radio, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council and South Dakota Pork Producers Council in Mitchell, SD on Nov. 17, 2009.

The things-to-do list for a food producer is seemingly endless: wean the calves, pregnancy-check the cows, give proper vaccinations, get the calves on a feed ration, harvest the corn and beans, plant the winter wheat, haul the hay home, keep the pens clean, market the cattle, keep records, pay the feed bill, fix the fences, and the list continues.

In an era where the average consumer is incredibly disconnected to the work that is done on a family farm, it’s not often that a farmer or rancher receives a collective ‘thank you’ from an entire community. For producers in southeast South Dakota, a gift of thanks is exactly what they received at the 2009 Agriculture Appreciation Banquet, hosted by KMIT Radio, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council and South Dakota Pork Producers Council in Mitchell, SD on Nov. 17, 2009.

The things-to-do list for a food producer is seemingly endless: wean the calves, pregnancy-check the cows, give proper vaccinations, get the calves on a feed ration, harvest the corn and beans, plant the winter wheat, haul the hay home, keep the pens clean, market the cattle, keep records, pay the feed bill, fix the fences, and the list continues.

In an era where the average consumer is incredibly disconnected to the work that is done on a family farm, it’s not often that a farmer or rancher receives a collective ‘thank you’ from an entire community. For producers in southeast South Dakota, a gift of thanks is exactly what they received at the 2009 Agriculture Appreciation Banquet, hosted by KMIT Radio, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council and South Dakota Pork Producers Council in Mitchell, SD on Nov. 17, 2009.

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The things-to-do list for a food producer is seemingly endless: wean the calves, pregnancy-check the cows, give proper vaccinations, get the calves on a feed ration, harvest the corn and beans, plant the winter wheat, haul the hay home, keep the pens clean, market the cattle, keep records, pay the feed bill, fix the fences, and the list continues.

In an era where the average consumer is incredibly disconnected to the work that is done on a family farm, it’s not often that a farmer or rancher receives a collective ‘thank you’ from an entire community. For producers in southeast South Dakota, a gift of thanks is exactly what they received at the 2009 Agriculture Appreciation Banquet, hosted by KMIT Radio, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council and South Dakota Pork Producers Council in Mitchell, SD on Nov. 17, 2009.