The 20-13 Dakota Farm Show wraps up today in Vermillion. The Dakota Dome is full of vendors looking to supply farmers with their needs for the upcoming growing season. Farm Show manager Penny Swank says despite a difficult time for producers last year, things could be looking up.
Swank says, "I don’t know—I think everybody’s pretty upbeat, and looking forward to a better year—I think that, exhibitor-wise, I think people are selling. This is our third show of the season, for us, and all of our shows have been sold out—and all of our exhibitors have been very happy."
Swank says farmers seem to be drawn by technology and other items to make their production easier and more profitable. Vermillion and the University of South Dakota have hosted the Farm Show for 30 years.