August 20-22, 2019 | Mitchell, SD
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Dakotafest Full Schedule

2018 Dakotafest Full Schedule

Full 2018 Show Schedule

For specific event details and speaker information, click on the links below. 
Unless otherwise noted, educational sessions take place in the Dakotafest Education Center on the Reaves Buildings Innovation & Technology Campuses, the SDSU Tent, or the Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent.  

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. 

Ride & Drive Demos 
All Day

  • W.W. Tire/Michelin Ag's mobility innovation for skids steers 
  • Falcon Soil Technologies' automatic soil sampler
Outside of the East Gate Entrance
9:30 Product Demonstrations
Sponsored by Zoetis, Boeringer Ingelheim, MultiMin 90, Merck Animal Health, Elanco, and South Dakota Beef Industry Counsel
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
10:00 a.m.

Net Wrap: A new barrier for livestock producers 
Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist

SDSU
Booth #600
10:00 a.m.

Exploiting the New Tax Act and Changes in Law 
Jayna M. Voss & Bobbi L. Thury, Co-Founders & Attorneys, Legacy Law Firm, P.C.
Sponsored by Legacy Law Firm, P.C.

If you are hoping to take advantage of the new Tax Act and changes in law for your farm, you don’t want to miss this seminar! Learn everything you need to know about:

  • Highlights of the federal Tax Act and changes in law that can give your estate and business planning an edge.
  • Asset protection: protect your farm and your assets from divorces, nursing homes, and more!
Dakotafest Education Building in the Reaves Buildings' Innovation Center
10:00 a.m. Livestock Chute Demos
  • Behlen Country
  • Brute Cattle Equipment
  • Fawcett Enterprises
  • For-Most Livestock Equipment
  • Moly Mfg.
  • Sioux Steel
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
10:30 a.m.

Powering Your Safety
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives


Farm equipment is getting larger and the increased height could lead to more contacts with power lines. While you should always be aware of what's overhead, learn what to do if your equipment contacts a power line.

 

Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion

11:00 a.m. Farm & Ranch Succession Planning
Sponsored by Farm Bureau Financial Services
Dakotafest Education Building in the Reaves Buildings' Innovation Center
11:00 a.m. Crop Price Outlook 
Jack Davis, SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist
SDSU
Booth #600
11:00 a.m. Pig Races
Sponsored by Farm Bureau Financial Services
Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion
11:30 a.m. Lunch with Sioux Nation Ag Center
Sponsored by Zoetis, Boeringer Ingelheim, MultiMin 90, Merck Animal Health, Elanco, and South Dakota Beef Industry Counsel
 

Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent

12:00 p.m. Free SDSU Ice Cream SDSU
Booth #600
12:30 p.m.

Managing Feeder Cattle Comfort: Intro to the BQA Feedyard Assessment 
Heidi Carroll, SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist

Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
1:00 p.m. Pedal Pull
Sponsored by Farm Bureau Financial Services
Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion
1:00 p.m. Mesonet SprayTool: Real time weather monitoring for pesticide applicators 
Nathan Edwards, South Dakota State Mesonet Engineer/Director
SDSU
Booth #600
1:00 p.m. Cattle Handling: How Low Stress Handling Adds Pounds and Health to Cattle
Jake Geis, DVM Sioux Nation Ag Center
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
1:30 p.m.

Chad Greenway
Sponsored by: 

All Pro Linebacker and South Dakota Native.

Dakotafest Education Building in the Reaves Buildings' Innovation Center
1:30 p.m. Your Genetic Toolbox
Cory Shrag, 605 Sires
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
2:00 p.m. How a Proper Mineral Program Leads to Better Herd Health, Higher Conception Rates, and Bigger Profits
Dr. Rachel Martin, PhD Sioux Nation Ag Center
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
2:15 p.m.

Opportunities in Swine Production

Dakotafest Education Building in the Reaves Buildings' Innovation Center
2:30 p.m. Livestock Chute Demos
  • Behlen Country
  • Brute Cattle Equipment
  • Fawcett Enterprises
  • For-Most Livestock Equipment
  • Moly Mfg.
  • Sioux Steel
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
2:30 p.m.

The State of Agriculture 
Nate Franzen, Ag Division President at First Dakota National Bank

What do the recent tariffs mean to producers?  That latest on the Farm Bill.  Land Values.  Nate will discuss the state of Ag at a 30,000 foot level. 

First Dakota National Bank 
Booth #223
2:30 p.m.

Powering Your Safety
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives


Farm equipment is getting larger and the increased height could lead to more contacts with power lines. While you should always be aware of what's overhead, learn what to do if your equipment contacts a power line.

Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion
3:00 p.m. Pig Races
Sponsored by Farm Bureau Financial Services
Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion
3:45 p.m.

Care Flight Helicopter

If weather permits, the Avera Queen of Peace Hospital Care Flight will land at Dakotafest to show off one of their new fleet of aircrafts.  Attendees will be able to look around the aircraft and ask the crew questions.

Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.

Ride & Drive Demos 
All Day

  • W.W. Tire/Michelin Ag's mobility innovation for skids steers 
  • Falcon Soil Technologies' automatic soil sampler
 

Outside of the East Gate Entrance

9:30 a.m. Who Needs SD BQA Certification 
Heidi Carroll, SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist & Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator
SDSU
Booth #600
9:30 a.m. Product Demonstrations
Sponsored by Zoetis, Boeringer Ingelheim, MultiMin 90, Merck Animal Health, Elanco, and South Dakota Beef Industry Counsel
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
10:00 a.m.

Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

  • Kristi Noem (Republican) - invited
  • Billie Sutton (Democratic)
  • Kurt Evans (Libertarian) 
  • Terry LaFleur (Constitution)
Dakotafest Education Building in the Reaves Buildings' Innovation Center
10:00 a.m. Women's Brunch Highland Conference Center
10:00 a.m.

Livestock Chute Demos

  • Behlen Country
  • Brute Cattle Equipment
  • Fawcett Enterprises
  • For-Most Livestock Equipment
  • Moly Mfg.
  • Sioux Steel
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
10:30 a.m.

Powering Your Safety
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives


Farm equipment is getting larger and the increased height could lead to more contacts with power lines. While you should always be aware of what's overhead, learn what to do if your equipment contacts a power line.

Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion
11:00 a.m. Pig Races
Sponsored by Farm Bureau Financial Services
Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion
11:30 a.m. Using Swine Manure as a Valuable Source for Crop Nutrients 
Bob Thaler, Professor & SDSU Extension Swine Specialist
SDSU
Booth #600
11:30 a.m. Lunch with Sioux Nation Ag Center
Sponsored by Zoetis, Boeringer Ingelheim, MultiMin 90, Merck Animal Health, Elanco, and South Dakota Beef Industry Counsel
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
12:00 p.m. Free SDSU Ice Cream SDSU
Booth #600
12:30 p.m. Managing Feeder Cattle Comfort: Intro to the BQA Feedyard Assessment
Heidi Carroll SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
1:00 p.m. Cattle Handling: How Low Stress Handling Adds Pounds and Health to Cattle
Jake Geis, DVM Sioux Nation Ag Center

Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent

1:00 p.m. Pedal Pull
Sponsored by Farm Bureau Financial Services
Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion
1:00 p.m.

U.S. House Candidate Forum

  • Dusty Johnson (Republican)
  • Tim Bjorkman (Democratic)
  • George Hendrickson (Libertarian)
  • Ronald Wieczorek (Independent)
Dakotafest Education Building in the Reaves Buildings' Innovation Center
1:30 p.m. Your Genetic Toolbox
Cory Shrag, 605 Sires
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
2:00 p.m. Sun Safety 
Dr. Mandi Greenway, Dermatologist, Avera Medical Group
Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion
2:00 p.m. Controlled Drainage for Weather Resilience and Water Quality Improvement
John McMaine, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Water Management Engineer

SDSU
Booth #600

2:00 p.m. How a Proper Mineral Program Leads to Better Herd Health, Higher Conception Rates, and Bigger Profits
Dr. Rachel Martin, PhD Sioux Nation Ag Center
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
2:30 p.m.

Livestock Chute Demos

  • Behlen Country
  • Brute Cattle Equipment
  • Fawcett Enterprises
  • For-Most Livestock Equipment
  • Moly Mfg.
  • Sioux Steel
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
2:30 p.m. Exploiting the New Tax Act and Changes in Law
Sponsored by Legacy Law Firm, P.C.

Jayna M. Voss & Bobbi L. Thury, Co-Founders & Attorneys, Legacy Law Firm, P.C.
Sponsored by Legacy Law Firm, P.C.

If you are hoping to take advantage of the new Tax Act and changes in law for your farm, you don’t want to miss this seminar! Learn everything you need to know about:

  • Highlights of the federal Tax Act and changes in law that can give your estate and business planning an edge.
  • Asset protection: protect your farm and your assets from divorces, nursing homes, and more!
Dakotafest Education Building in the Reaves Buildings' Innovation Center
2:30 p.m.

Risk Management & Marketing
Nate Franzen – Ag Division President at First Dakota National Bank
John Melius – Farm Marketer/Branch Manager at Hurley & Associates

How do you manage for risk in your operation?  How do you protect your bottom line?  What metrics do you use when deciding to market your commodities?  Nate and John will discuss how to approach these questions in your operation.

First Dakota National Bank 
Booth #223
2:30 p.m.

Powering Your Safety
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives


Farm equipment is getting larger and the increased height could lead to more contacts with power lines. While you should always be aware of what's overhead, learn what to do if your equipment contacts a power line.

Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion
3:00 p.m. Pig Races
Sponsored by Farm Bureau Financial Services
Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion
7:30 p.m. Bull Bash  

  

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.

Ride & Drive Demos 
All Day

  • W.W. Tire/Michelin Ag's mobility innovation for skids steers 
  • Falcon Soil Technologies' automatic soil sampler
Outside of the East Gate Entrance
9:30 a.m. Product Demonstrations
Sponsored by Zoetis, Boeringer Ingelheim, MultiMin 90, Merck Animal Health, Elanco, and South Dakota Beef Industry Counsel
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
10:00 a.m. Climate Update 
Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension State Climatologist
SDSU
Booth #600
10:00 a.m.

People. Pigs. Planet. Uniting Pork Producers to Build a Bright Future for the Pork Industry
Steve Rommereim, President of the National Pork Board

Steve Rommereim, President of the National Pork Board, will present on the Pork Checkoff program. His presentation will explain in detail the aspects of the pork checkoff in detail and will take question from those in attendance in regard to the program.

Dakotafest Education Building in the Reaves Buildings' Innovation Center
10:00 a.m.

Healthy Eating/Healthy Snacks
Kat Anundsen

Food for growth and development. This talk is about just why family meals are worth it along with fun, fresh meal and snack ideas for your kids who are on the move.  

Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion
10:00 a.m. Livestock Chute Demos
  • Behlen Country
  • Brute Cattle Equipment
  • Fawcett Enterprises
  • For-Most Livestock Equipment
  • Moly Mfg.
  • Sioux Steel
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
10:30 a.m.

Powering Your Safety
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives


Farm equipment is getting larger and the increased height could lead to more contacts with power lines. While you should always be aware of what's overhead, learn what to do if your equipment contacts a power line.

Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion
11:00 a.m. Pig Races
Sponsored by Farm Bureau Financial Services
Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion
11:00 a.m. Cover Crop Economics
Tong Wang, SDSU Extension Advanced Production Specialist
SDSU
Booth #600
11:30 a.m. Lunch with Sioux Nation Ag Center
Sponsored by Zoetis, Boeringer Ingelheim, MultiMin 90, Merck Animal Health, Elanco, and South Dakota Beef Industry Counsel
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
12:00 p.m. Free SDSU Ice Cream SDSU
Booth #600
12:30 p.m. Managing Feeder Cattle Comfort: Intro to the BQA Feedyard Assessment
Heidi Carroll, SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
1:00 p.m. Pedal Pull
Sponsored by Farm Bureau Financial Services
Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion
1:00 p.m. Emerald Ash Borer
John Ball, Professor, SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist & South Dakota Department of Agriculture Forest Health Specialist
SDSU
Booth #600
1:00 p.m. Cattle Handling: How Low Stress Handling Adds Pounds and Health to Cattle
Jake Geis, DVM Sioux Nation Ag Center
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
1:00 p.m. 

Farm Family Transitions
Alan Hojer, Manager, Keep Farmers Farming, a division of First Dakota National Bank

Why is the topic so “Hot” now?  How do you close the Gap between the “Younger” generation and the “Older” generation?  This presentation will be Thought Provoking and you can take away specific Action points to apply at home.  It is time to take action and find common ground.

First Dakota National Bank Booth #223
1:30 p.m. Your Genetic Toolbox
Cory Shrag, 605 Sires
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
2:00 p.m. How a Proper Mineral Program Leads to Better Herd Health, Higher Conception Rates, and Bigger Profits
Dr. Rachel Martin, PhD Sioux Nation Ag Center
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent
2:00 p.m.  Pig Races
Sponsored by Farm Bureau Financial Services
Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion
2:30 p.m.

Powering Your Safety
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives


Farm equipment is getting larger and the increased height could lead to more contacts with power lines. While you should always be aware of what's overhead, learn what to do if your equipment contacts a power line.

 

Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion

2:30 p.m.

Livestock Chute Demos

  • Behlen Country
  • Brute Cattle Equipment
  • Fawcett Enterprises
  • For-Most Livestock Equipment
  • Moly Mfg.
  • Sioux Steel
Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent

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