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Founding Partners

The vision of creating an independent foundation to support agriculture in South Dakota, would not be coming to fruition if it wasn't for the generosity and committment of the following organizations.  Thank you all for  your support of this effort!  

First Dakota National Bank

In 1872, First Dakota became the first fully chartered bank in the Dakota Territory. Today, First Dakota has grown to a network of 19 full service and six loan production offices with assets over $1.4 billion and delivers a complete array of banking, investment and trust services. Their mission is to anticipate, meet and exceed customers' expectations. First Dakota strengthens communities by providing time, talent and resources. They are proud of their past and committed to building successful futures.

Farm Credit Services of America

Farm Credit Services of America, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is part of the Farm Credit System, a $248-billion nationwide network of lending institutions, established in 1916.  They are dedicated to serving the agricultural credit, risk management and financial needs of farmers and ranchers in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. They are a mission-driven financial cooperative, uniquely positioned to serve farmers, ranchers and rural Americans with a powerful business model. 


Dacotah Bank

As a state-chartered bank, Dacotah Bank provides banking, insurance, mortgage, and trust and wealth management services to customers. They also market these services to prospective customers residing in or doing business from our defined trade area. Dacotah Bank is one of America’s largest lenders to agriculture and consistently ranks in the top 20.



Valley Queen Cheese Factory

Valley Queen Cheese Factory proudly employs over 200 people in Milbank, S.D.  They have been a member of the community for over 85 years, and believe in the idea of showing support for community and statewide initiatives.    




Legend Seeds

Based in De Smet, S.D., Legend Seeds believes in creating value for farmers and ranchers in the region through quality products and proven practices.  They believe in doing what's right for the state and giving back to causes that fit their organization values.