SDSU announces 2013 Eminent Farmers/Ranchers & Homemakers

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota State University Colleges of Agriculture and Biological Sciences and Education and Human Sciences will recognize four individuals with the Eminent Farmer/Rancher and Eminent Homemaker Honor during a banquet September 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center, Brookings.

Tickets are $20 and are available from the Office of the Dean of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Ag Hall 131, SDSU Brookings, S.D., 57007 or by calling, 605-688-4148.

The 2013 Eminent Farmers/Ranchers honored are Marv Post of Brookings County and Michael Jandreau of Brule County. The 2013 Eminent Homemakers honored are Marlys VanderWal of Brookings County and Marjorie Kleinjan of Kingsbury County.

Established in 1927, the awards recognize individuals for their contributions of leadership and service to the community on the local, state and national level. Each year SDSU selects four individuals to honor based on confidential nominations from across the state. The nominations are reviewed by a committee of SDSU faculty members, administrators, and Extension personnel and are approved by the Deans of the Colleges of Agriculture and Biological Sciences and Education and Human Sciences.

The honorees photos join the more than 300 portraits of Eminent Farmers and Homemakers which are displayed in the “Hall of Fame” portrait gallery located in Berg Agricultural Hall at South Dakota State University.