Farm Bureau renews for third year as food vendor at Dakotafest

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Huron, SD — South Dakota Farm Bureau will once again be a food vendor during Dakotafest, coming back for a third consecutive year with its “Farm Bureau Cares” trailer and large, custom-made grill. Although the trailer was designed to serve food in communities affected by storms or farm accidents, Farm Bureau says they also enjoy using it to serve crowds at social events like Dakotafest and the State Fair.

“Farm Bureau is looking forward to serving some great food again this year at Dakotafest,” said Scott VanderWal, farmer from Volga, S.D. and President of the South Dakota Farm Bureau. “The custom-made grill on this trailer allows us to serve food quickly to large crowds. Last year, we brought the trailer to events all over the state and served more than 2,300 meals with it.”

In its hoop building on the Dakotafest grounds, Farm Bureau will be serving a hot-off-the-grill steak sandwich or grilled turkey breast sandwich. The meal cost is $7, and with the sandwich you’ll receive chips, something cool to drink, and ice cream. The meal will be available all three days of the Dakotafest show. County Farm Bureau organizations or agri-businesses wishing to make advanced tickets available to their members or customers can speak to Julie Fritzsche at the Farm Bureau office in Huron for all the details. Call her at (605) 353-8052 or e-mail

The trailer – a partnership between the South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation and Farm Bureau Financial Services – is designed to be taken to communities that have been hit by storms, or to farms or ranches when neighbors gather to help people who have suffered an accident. Farm Bureau served meals to tornado cleanup volunteers in Delmont in May, and after Dakotafest its next scheduled event is the Century Farms recognition program at the State Fair, which will be held on Sept. 3 at 10:00 a.m. on the Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage.

The South Dakota Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general agriculture organization, representing more than 15,000 farm, ranch and rural families across the state.