Wheat Growers inducted into South Dakota Railroad Hall of Fame


Wheat Growers was honored recently with induction into the South Dakota State Railroad Hall of Fame as a Friend of the South Dakota State Railroad Museum (SDSRM). The ceremony was held October 22 at Sylvan Lake Lodge in the Black Hills. Roger Price, Vice President of Operations for Wheat Growers, accepted the award on behalf of Wheat Growers.

David Salmen is a member of the Wheat Growers Board of Directors and also is a member of the Board of Directors of the SDSRM.

“The railroad played a key role in the growth and development of Wheat Growers and continues to do so today,” Salmen said. “In the past year, Wheat Growers shipped corn, soybeans and wheat in approximately thirty thousand railroad cars. We’re proud of our partnership with the railroads that serve our members and are grateful for this honor. As we continue to expand the markets for Wheat Growers grain, a strong rail system is an essential element and a key to expanding opportunities for agriculture throughout our region.”

Salmen noted that the Museum was in the process of formation for ten years and is now in its second year of operation, and adding the Hall of Fame complements the mission of the museum.

The South Dakota State Railroad Museum is located in Hill City, South Dakota. The museum is a not-for-profit organization established for the purposes of preservation, education, promotion and interactive interpretation of railroad equipment, memorabilia and the ever-changing historical material specific to South Dakota and related American railroads.

Source: Wheat Growers