SDFU Achievement & Councils
South Dakota Farmers Union recognizes the hard work our youth put into their leaderships development projects, to reward them and continue to encourage their active involvement in their communities.
- First Year Senior Achievement
Awards half payment to attend state camp for the following year.
- Second Year Senior Achievement
Awards a three-day educational legislative trip to Pierre to watch and learn about the legislative process as well as the history of South Dakota’s capital city.
- Third Year Senior Achievement
This award combines both fun and education on a bus trip to Minneapolis, MN. Participants tour regional cooperative facilities and learn about a number of non-agricultural cooperatives such as REI (Recreation Equipment Cooperative) and food store cooperatives. While in the Twin Cities, they visit a variety of other Minneapolis/St. Paul points of interest.
- Fourth Year Senior Achievement
This award gives a senior youth the opportunity to attend the National Farmers Union All-States Leadership Camp in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. All-States Leadership Camp gathers the dedicated “cream of the crop” in the Farmers Union youth program from all across the nation for leadership, growth and development. Hands-on training and encouragement are taught here, to the future leaders of our organizations, schools, churches and communities.
- Fifth Year Senior Achievement
The highest honor bestowed upon young people within the Farmers Union is that of “Torchbearer”. These individuals are honored at the state convention and are eligible to represent South Dakota at the National Farmers Union Convention the following year.
At the 2018 Convention Banquet, the Torchbearers honored during the Torchbearer Ceremony