CRAIG WENZEL – TRUE DAKOTAN EDITOR
Local and regional vendors will converge on the Wessington Springs gymnasium next Monday, February 16 for the 19th annual Chamber of Commerce Farm and Home Show.
Around 40 vendors have registered for this year’s show, ranging from Alpena Coop to Watkins Products, and a lot in between.
Seminars scheduled for the event begin at 10:00 a.m. with Matthew Orstad, Wessington Springs, on his presentations, “Save money on your home/business long distance calls with Skype.” Learn how to shave hundreds of dollars off your phone bill with this no-obligation demonstration.
Dr. Tom Dean, Wessington Springs, will present an 11:00 a.m. demonstration, “Anemia… what it is and when to worry about it.” You will learn the different types of anemia and the symptoms, causes and treatments.
A legislative forum with District 22 legislative representatives will be held at 1:00 p.m. Rep. Quinten Burg, Rep. Peggy Gibson and Sen. Tom Hansen have been invited to participate.
A farm forum is slated for 2:00 p.m. with SDSU extension educators John Cairns, Mitchell, Irene Graves, Woonsocket and Heathere Larson,
Wessington Springs. “Where does my nitrogen go?” will outline the nitrogen cycle in a typical agricultural operation.
All three seminars will be held in the band room at the grade school.
Youth activies, including professional balloon artist Bob Anderson, will be held from 11:30 until 1:00 p.m.
Those in attendance will be served free pancakes from 10:00-11:30 and free baked potato will be served from noon-2:00 p.m. The food is sponsored by the farm and home show corporate sponsors, SD Wheatgrowers, Farm Credit Services of America, Springs Auto/L Double J Implement, Weskota Manor Avera, Krohmer Insurance/TravelNow, American Bank & Trust, Total Construction, Baker’s Repair/Baker Design, Avera Weskota Memorial Medical Center.farm-and-home-show-ad