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Sponsors sought for 30th Annual Ag Appreciation Day

The 30th Annual Ag Appreciation Day at the Sioux Empire Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Sponsored by the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, area businesses and Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, the event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Grandstand at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds during the Sioux Empire Fair.

Ag Appreciation Day was started to show appreciation for farmers and ranchers for their dedication to agriculture. Touchstone Energy Cooperatives provides complementary gate passes for Ag Appreciation Day attendees to enter the fair at no charge, provided they arrive before 1 p.m.

More than 5,000 tickets are mailed each year to area producers. Ticket requests can be made by responding to advertising in the July issue of the Tri-State Neighbor and Touchstone Energy publications. Tickets are also available at the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce office at 200 N. Phillips Ave., Suite 200, in downtown Sioux Falls.

Volunteers will be contacting area businesses to participate as sponsors for this annual event. Each year, more than 200 Sioux Falls area businesses help underwrite the costs to provide lunch and entertainment. The sponsors also provide volunteers to serve the luncheon to attendees.

For more information about this event or details about how to become a sponsor, contact Agri-Business Division Manager Cindy Christensen at 605.373.2016 or cchristensen@siouxfalls.com.