Agriculture > Economic Development > Big Things For Your Meeting
When you think of agriculture, you probably think of farming, livestock, plants, etc., all cultivated to help sustain a community. A prosperous agricultural industry can yield economic growth and development, making your meeting destination full of BIG THINGS
What Does This Mean For Your Meeting?
Agriculture is a way of life for us. It's the conduit to our thriving community and businesses and has helped shape Rapid City. When you meet in here, you have your pick of dynamic meetings spaces, unique and local events, and superb accommodations.
South Dakota: The Ag State
"Agriculture is the life-blood of South Dakota. It is our state's #1 industry...This economic impact is a direct result of our production capacity and investment in value-added industries. Businesses ranging from ethanol plants and livestock feeding operations to farmers markets and wineries are capitalizing on agriculture's competitive and comparative advantages for economic development in South Dakota." - South Dakota Department of Agriculture
Major Ag Events In Rapid City
2017 Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo®
The 2017 Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo® at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and the Central States Fairgrounds, is the largest agricultural event in the state of South Dakota, featuring 96 different agriculture driven events. Event attendance of around 331,000 people fills this ten-day annual experience.
Ag Appreciation Banquet
Members of our community in the Ag & Natural Resources business are recognized for their impact on the South Dakota way of life and economy. The celebration includes great dining, networking, and honoring outstanding members of the community.
Western Junior Stock Show
Originating in 1937, the annual Western Junior Stock Show has evolved from including only a single livestock project to a multitude of projects relating to livestock production. The show was developed as a 4-H youth show to serve as a show window for the livestock industry from this area.
Rapid City: The Meetings City
We meet big here and we know how to provide your meeting with BIG THINGS! Rapid City is a uniquely developed community of national parks and monuments, restaurants, breweries & wineries, attractions, arts & culture, shopping, sporting events and more. The Amazing Rush Season 3 is underway, so enter now to be considered for the competition.
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