Vermillion Know Your Farmer Dinner

Posted: 4/17/2015



Know Your Farmer Dinner to Feature South Dakota Agricultural Products
Area foodies can dine with South Dakota farmers at first annual event 

April 16, 2015 -- VERMILLION, SD -- South Dakota food lovers will have a unique opportunity on April 20th.   Not only will they be able to eat a delicious meal, they'll also be dining with the farmers who made the meal possible.  

The First Annual Know Your Farmer Dinner is set for April 20th in Vermillion. The Know Your Farmer is dinner is an evening where participants will enjoy an appetizer, entrée and dessert served by The Red Steakhouse, and Café Brule. The dinner will feature products that are grown in South Dakota such as pork, dairy, soybeans, and corn.

Throughout the evening, area farmers will be mingling amongst guests and answering questions about their farms and today’s agriculture.  The Know Your Farmer Dinner is designed to acquaint consumers with local producers and encourage dialogue about modern agriculture.

Last year South Dakota Farm Families a series of restaurant crawls in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Brookings, and Vermillion. “After the success of last year's restaurant crawls, we thought it would be exciting to expand the event to encompass many segments of South Dakota Agriculture. We see the "Know Your Farmer dinner" as another opportunity for South Dakota consumers to meet those who grow our food and ask questions about today's agricultural practices.” Said Rebecca Christman, Ag United Outreach Director.  “Many consumers are not only interested in eating delicious food, but also learning about the farmer behind it.”

The Know Your Farmer Dinner will start at The Red Steakhouse at 6:00 pm. For more information contact Rebecca Christman at Ag United for South Dakota at (605) 336-3622 or

The Know Your Farmer Dinner is made possible by: Agriculture United for South Dakota, South Dakota Pork Producers Council, South Dakota Dairy Producers Association, South Dakota Corn Growers Associations, and the South Dakota Soybean Association. 

Ag United/South Dakota Farm Families is a coalition of farm organizations with a goal of keeping family farms growing.  Coalition members include the South Dakota Cattleman’s Association, the South Dakota Corn Growers Association, the South Dakota Dairy Producers, South Dakota Farm Bureau, South Dakota Pork Producers Council, South Dakota Pork Industries Association and the South Dakota Soybean Association.  To learn more, visit



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