The Harvest Night was an evening event to cultivate and celebrate the Stockyards Ag Experience and the community that helped create it. Funds raised at the event were used toward the plaza, partnerships and programming. The Harvest Night provides an opportunity to connect and network with business leaders, influential community members and local producers. The evening featured a farm-to-table dinner, desserts, opportunities to bid on unique auction items and conversations with local farmers who helped make the meal possible.
Philanthropist and businessman T. Denny Sanford and First PREMIER/PREMIER Bankcard pledged $1.5 million to the Stockyards Ag Experience project, allowing the organization to name its outdoor plaza after founder longtime Sioux Falls Stockyards employee, and South Dakota icon, Jim Woster. The gift was announced by First PREMIER Bank CEO Dana Dykhouse.
The gift will provide essential funds to complete the second phase of the Stockyards Ag Experience – an interactive outdoor plaza that will further bridge the connection between consumers and ag producers. Located at Falls Park, the plaza will provide education and active recreation for residents and visitors.