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Farmers Union to present Rural Dakota Pride awards: Farmers Union Day is Saturday at S.D. State Fair

Posted: Friday, Aug 30th, 2013

HURON — South Dakota Farmers Union Day at the State Fair begins at 10:30 a.m. on the Freedom Stage Saturday as the Farmers Union Foundation honors 26 recipients of the “Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow” scholarships.

Farmers Union Insurance, through the foundation, provides $1,000 scholarships to 26 high school seniors who go on to a South Dakota college, university or technical school.

At 11 a.m., the foundation will honor the 2013 recipients of the Rural Dakota Pride Award, given to outstanding South Dakotans who give of their time and talents to help their communities by their volunteer activities and activism.

Farmers Union Day will also feature the Farmers’s Share luncheon in the tent near the Freedom Stage, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is welcome to enjoy lunch for a $1 donation to Make-A-Wish South Dakota, and learn about the farmer’s share of the retail food dollar.

At 1 p.m., Farmers Union will participate in the Back the Farm Bill rally at the Freedom Stage.

A broad coalition of South Dakota agriculture, business, conservation, energy and food bank groups are encouraging South Dakotans to urge members of Congress to support a five-year farm bill before the current extension expires Sept. 30. The public is welcome to attend.

Anyone wearing farmers Union apparel will be eligible to sign up to win a free iPad. Junior South Dakota Farmers Union members who show their junior membership card will be eligible to sign up to win a free Kindle Fire. The drawings will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Freedom Stage.

For the complete article see the 08-29-2013 issue.

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