After a year-long break due to the epidemic, Agurchurch will return to the city tomorrow (September 11, 2021) and show off the world-famous Peterson Farm brothers as the mainstay of entertainment.
This year’s event at Rapid City Main Street will begin at 11 p.m.
The three brothers from Central Kansas are known for their entertainment and educational videos on YouTube, as well as for their agricultural and video updates on social media. Their online videos have garnered over 130 million combined views, and more than 600,000 followers on social media. As a result of their online success, the brothers still working on a family farm near Assassin, Kansas have had many opportunities to promote agriculture around the world.
Peggy Schlecher, a community specialist at South Dakota State University Extension Community and co-organizer of the event, said the initiative was launched in an effort to narrow the gap between producers and consumers and provide space for rural neighbors to educate urban neighbors. The important role that agriculture plays in their lives.
“In public, the idea of aggregation came from the annual Washington Pavilion at the Seus Allste. We wanted to share the story and the culture of the farm with our city friends in Rapid City, and we wanted to bring the farm to them, ”Schlechter said. “We only had this event once, in September 2019 and we had no idea what to expect. More than 550 people attended, and the comments they made were very positive.
The event is free and open thanks to the collaborative efforts of SDSU, SDSU Extension, the High Urban Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, TNT events and marketing and long event sponsors and educational booths.
Guests are invited to collect event passports upon registration. By getting a stamp on all the necessary booths, participants will receive a free SDSU ice cream scan and enter a prize draw.
The event also includes animals and equipment, crafts, prizes and paintings.
“The Agri culture on the campus is family-friendly, and we recommend this event to anyone who wants to learn more about agriculture in the Black Hills region, it is really open to anyone, and we hope it grows further this year,” Schlecher said.
For more information, visit Agri Culture on the Agri Facebook event page.