2021 Committee MembersCharlie Stephenson – Chair
Daleena VanKooten – Co-Chair
VanKooten Ag Services & Cotton-Tied Boutique
Dennis Harstad—Prairie AquaTech
Lane LeBrun- Corteva
Carolyn Knutson -Brookings2Broadway
Erich Olson—Thrivent Financial
Paul O’Neil — Dacotah Bank
Susan Robbins-- First Bank & Trust
Paul Johnson-- SDSU
David Gatzke – Farm Credit
Dave Gullickson—Farmers Implement
Roger Rhody – Retired
Shane Swedlund – Raven Industries
Ellen Schlechter – Hurley & Associates
Gena Hult-- Corteva
David Gullickson -- Farmers Implement & Irrigation / Kubota
Nicolas Passone -- SDSU College of Ag, Food, & Environmental Sciences
Jeff Jacobson -- StateWide Insurance
Lane LeBrun -- Corteva / Pioneer Hi-Bred International
Bo McCloud -- Northwestern Mutual - Bo McCloud
Chamber Board Liason
Don Greiner-First Bank & Trust
Chamber Staff Liaison
Emily Howell- Director of Membership & Marketing
Each year the committee awards a $1,000 scholarship to (1) high school student and (1) post-secondary student pursuing careers in agriculture.
As of Dec 1. 2021, the 2022 Ag Scholarship is officially open!
Please find the complete scholarship application packet linked here and below.
The application deadline is April 15, 2022. All submissions should include:
Applicant information page
School Official Certification (for high school seniors) or Post-Secondary applicant info.
Applications can be mailed to:
Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce
Ag Relations Committee
1321 6th St.
Brookings, SD 57006
Or emailed to email@example.com