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Enjoy free food and fun prizes at the 19th Annual Wessington Springs Area Farm & Home Show

2009 February 1
by matthew

Cinnamon Roll and Fork 11-1-09 -- IMG_9386 by stevendepolo.Over 60 vendors from all over South Dakota will be setting up their booths at 8 a.m. sharp to shareCoffee Beans by Refracted Moments™ their expertise and display their wares on the campus of Wessington Springs Grade School.  To make their setup more enjoyable the local 4-H chapter will have hot coffee and delicious cinnamon rolls for sale starting at 7:30 a.m. The doors officially open at 10 a.m.

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There will be four free presentations throughout the course of the day, all located in the band room.  All of the presentations will be open to the public.  Starting at 10 a.m. Matthew Orstad will show how to shave hundreds of dollars off your phone bill with Skype.  He will show how to call millions of people all over the world for free with your computer and internet connection. This free presentation will show you exactly what you need to know to start saving money on your long distance today. The material covered will be Skype Phone by re-alityclear and understandable to all computer experience levels. If you’re a Grandmother who just wants to chat with her grandkids, this talk is for you too. Folks can enter to win a Desktop Internet Phone for Skype from Belkin (over a $100 value) just for attending.

Next, at 11 a.m. Dr. Tom Dean will take over with a presentation on anemia – what it is and when to worry about it.  You will be able to learn about the different types of anemia and their symptoms, causes, and potential treatment options.

At 1 p.m. Representative Quentin Burg, Representative Peggy Gibson, and Senator Tom Hanson will join us as part of the legislative forum.  Participants will be able learn what is happening in the 2009 South Dakota Legislature.

Finally at 2 p.m. agronomy extension educators John Cairns of Davison County, Irene Graves of Sanborn County, and livestock educator Heather Larson of Jerauld County will present "Where Does My Nitrogen Go?"

The presentation will cover the nitrogen cycle in a typical agriculture operation.  Starting from Cattle on the Move by BugMan50how nitrogen is utilized, to how much goes back into the ground, and where the nitrogen is carried in the ground.  They will also answer the questions about cattle raised on the residue: how much will they utilize in their system and then return to the environment.  They will also answer how to recapture some of the nitrogen in the system so farmers can apply only what they need.  They’ll also cover how the quality of feedstuffs is affected by the nitrogen that is put down.

Come Hungry

good-morning-pancakes by chocolate monster melHopefully folks will come come hungry for the free pancake feed from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m..  There’ll be plenty of hot stacks, syrup and butter for all to enjoy.  From 12 until 2 p.m. there will also be a free baked potato feed.  The scrumptious baked potato will come with barbecue, and nacho cheese, broccoli, and sour cream. Baked Potato by ex.libris

For those of you that are hungry in between the free meals, the Wessington Springs high school junior class has donated their inventory of pop, bottle water, and candy bars to the Tyler Easton benefit committee.  Those will be available all day at the concession stand.

This event is sponsored by the Wessington Springs Chamber of Commerce, and interested businesses and individuals who would like more information or request a registration form to reserve booth space may contact the Wessington Springs Chamber of Commerce at 605-539-1929.

Registration deadline is Friday, February 6th, 2009, however be sure to call the Chamber of Commerce at 605-539-1929 as there may still be slots available.

Thank you

We’d like to thank all of our sponsors that help make this event possible

  • Baker’s Repair and Design
  • American Bank and Trust
  • Krohmer Insurance
  • Springs Auto
  • Weskota Memorial Hospital
  • Weskota Manor
  • Farm Credit Services
  • Wheat Growers Association
  • Total Construction


19th Annual Wessington Springs Area Farm & Home Show


Monday, February 16th  from 10 a.m. To 3:30 p.m.


Wessington Springs Grade school gymnasium

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