AG DAY: Washington Pavilion Hosts Free Family Event in Celebration of Agriculture

February 22, 2023

Sioux Falls, SD — American agriculture is the foundation for our way of life in South Dakota and beyond, and the Washington Pavilion’s Ag Day event on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. shows appreciation to the farmers and ranchers of the Midwest.

Thanks to generous sponsors, lunch will be provided for the first 750 people. Ag Day helps children and families learn about agriculture’s significance and enjoy a variety of exhibits and activities:
•    Pet goats, rabbits and piglets
•    Watch chicks hatch
•    Plant flower seeds
•    Learn to crochet and knit
•    Shell corn
•    Collect beetles
•    Ride a stick horse and sit in a saddle
•    And much more!

“Agriculture is vital to our regional economy and a big reason for our great quality of life in South Dakota. We are excited to invite families to the Washington Pavilion to celebrate agriculture,” says Madelyn Grogan, Director of Education for Washington Pavilion Management, Inc.

Each year, the Washington Pavilion hosts Ag Day with a focus on sharing how agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear daily. Producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and others will gather to celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

Ag Day is sponsored by South Dakota Corn, Pipestone, South Dakota Soybean, Dakota Layers, Farm Credit Services of America, South Dakota Beef Industry Council, C & R Supply Inc., Hefty Seed Company, South Dakota Biotech Association, South Dakota Pork Producers Council, Delta Dental of South Dakota, Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce, Midwest Dairy Association, South Dakota Grassland Coalition, South Dakota Soil Health Coalition, South Dakota Specialty Producers Association, Bel Brands USA, Hy-Vee, Paulsen, Pepsi, SDSU College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and Tri-State Neighbor.

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About Washington Pavilion Management, Inc. (WPMI)
Washington Pavilion Management, Inc. is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the largest arts organization in the state. The management company oversees and programs two historic City of Sioux Falls facilities: the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science and the Orpheum Theater Center. The company also provides professional management services, including administration; arts, science and educational programming; ticketing; event management; marketing; and more to other arts and nonprofit organizations. For information, please visit

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