Association Notices

2014 Agronomy Conference Scheduled for December 17 and 18

The 2014 Agronomy Conference will be held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center December 17 and 18. Click here for details and registration informaton!

2015 Ag Expo January 21 and 22

Don't miss Ag Expo 2015!  Registration is open - check out

Registration Open for the 2015 CCA Exam

The next Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) exam date has been scheduled for Friday, February 6, 2015. Registration is now open and available on line until Friday, December 5, 2014. To register for the exam go to the Certified Crop Adviser website at:

Please keep in mind, to become eligible for the CCA certification, you must take and pass both the International and your local (state/province) board exams. To learn more about the CCA Program and the requirements of becoming a CCA, please visit our website at: and click on the CCA tab. If you have specific questions please contact the Kathy Zander at the SDABA office at 605-224-2445.

Vote No on Initiated Measure 18

The Board of Directors of the SDABA recently voted to join the No More Mandates Coaltion, and oppose Initiated Measure 18.  Reasons to vote NO on IM 18:

  1. It would be the LARGEST minimum wage hike in South Dakota's history.
  2. Will trigger higher prices, lay offs, cuts in hours for workers, reduced employee benefits, and delays in making needed improvements.
  3. Mandated raises tied to the National Consumer Price Index - every year - FOREVER, even if South Dakota's economy is suffering a downturn.
  4. Automatic raises would be set by the economies in New York and California and other states, not by what's happening in South Dakota or the Midwest.
  5. Young and unskilled workers could lose out on jobs, along with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience.
  6. If the starting wage goes up 17%, experienced employees may not get raises they deserve.
  7. Employers who can afford to are already paying more than the minimum wage to attract and keep employees in a competitive market.
  8. South Dakota's minimum wage would be higher than 43 other states.
  9. Hits small towns hardest.  When prices have to go up to cover increased operating costs, it drives customers elsewhere.
  10. If this passes, what's next?  Do we really want to set employer policies at the ballot box? 

Order Inspection Decals

SDABA has sold over 4,000 minibulk inspection decals. These decals are designed to be placed on minibulks to mark when tests were completed. Order Form

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