South Dakota Wheat Growers

1992 Regional Winner

South Dakota Wheat Growers - Tulare, SD

“I think we’ve gotten better the last few years,” says Rick Arneson, manager of South Dakota Wheat Growers. “When somebody says something negative about the industry, we don’t run and hide, we stand up and talk to them. We have something to be proud of.”

Arneson says every member of his branch signed their own Environmental Respect pledge to show their commitment to the community. A recent environmental upgrade meant moving a 300,000 gallon tank and installing a double lined dike with special leak-detection devices. Wheat Growers uses an on-board impregnation of both dry and liquid herbicides where weed pressures demand, which helps decrease possible plant contamination.