What will you get from attending a Farm & Home Show?

All the hustle and bustle from the holiday season has come to an end, kids are back in school, and everything can start being normal again, right? Despite the harsh temperatures during this winter, there is one event that can take you out of the cold and into warmer climates. Consider attending this year’s Grant County Farm & Home Show.

Whether you are new to the community, homeowner, anyone with an interest to update, or a farmer looking for improvements, the Grant County Farm & Home Show allows you to eliminate the need to drive from store to store or make countless phone calls to explore your options.

Reasons why you want to attend this year’s farm and home show:

  1. Meet with many of our community vendors. There will be 70 different vendors ranging from home improvement to business allowing farmers to enhance their outfits all under one roof.
  2. Discover new, interesting products and services.
  3. Find the best resources. Our community businesses work hard to provide the best resources to meet your needs if it’s from remodeling, design, overall value and much more.
  4. Speak with experts. It does not get any better going locally when you are able to engage with the many business employees of Grant County to ask them of their expertise and advice.
  5. Most importantly, you are able to reconnect with neighbors and friends at one of the most anticipated events of the year for Grant County.

The Grant County Farm and Home Show is also an opportunity for community members to participate. Anyone – youth or adult, 4-H member or non-4-H member – may bring craft projects, photography exhibits, and baked goods to be judged. This is a great way to showcase your talents and enter something you have made in the past year. Try something new this year – bring your handiwork to be entered Thursday, January 16 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Milbank High School lobby. There is no need to pre-register, but if you would like to pick up a complete class listing, it is available at the Grant County 4-H Office. Top awards for each category are graciously donated by community businesses.

Agriculture is a huge backbone of Grant County. Thus, area farmers are encouraged to enter crop exhibits at this year’s Farm and Home Show to showcase their fruits of labor. All entries must have been grown in South Dakota in 2013 by the exhibitor. An exhibitor may make as many entries as they wish, but will be limited to one entry for each variety or lot. All exhibits must conform to the amount specified. Crops may be entered from 4:00-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 16.

New this year, test your consumer decision by participating in a fun activity sponsored by Liebe Drug and Grant County 4-H. All ages can test their skills by judging and identifying various products. Consumer decision making process is a way in which people gather and assess information to make choices among alternative goods, services, organizations, people, places, and ideas. Today’s economy affects the way people shop and able to identify certain needs will aid in making better decisions. The Consumer Decision Making contest will be set up during the duration of the Farm & Home Show.

Take time this weekend to attend the 66th Annual Grant County Farm & Home Show. Visit with the many community businesses or enjoy a cup of coffee with your neighbor discussing the weather and agricultural life. There is something for all ages at this farm and home show. We look forward to seeing you!

DSCN1399Youth are able to participate in the Farm Show LEGO contest this year! This is an opportunity for them to expand their knowledge and creativity. This photo was taken last year’s contest.

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