(Sioux Falls, South Dakota) – The Stockyards Ag Experience Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Abby Bischoff has been named the organization’s new Executive Director. Bischoff began her role on March 25.
Bischoff, of Sioux Falls, has more than 13 years of marketing and nonprofit management experience and most recently served as the Marketing Director at EmBe, a nonprofit focused on empowering women and youth. A graduate of South Dakota State University, Bischoff has a broad range of experience from working in venue management and political campaigns to event planning and social and traditional media.
“Abby’s breadth of experience in a variety of nonprofit work plus her strong agricultural roots, makes her the perfect individual to lead the Stockyards Ag Experience into its next phase of development,” said Jim Woster, President of the Stockyards Ag Experience Board of Directors.
Bischoff’s passion for Sioux Falls is matched only by her passion for agriculture. Bischoff grew up on her family farm, Ravine Creek Ranch, near Huron, South Dakota. Her family raises registered Hereford cattle and Bischoff grew up as an active member of both her local 4-H club and the South Dakota Junior Hereford Association.
“I’ve carried my rural upbringing along with me throughout every step of my career and as the next Executive Director for the Stockyards Ag Experience, I look forward to honoring the rich agricultural history that has shaped our community.”
As the Stockyards Ag Experience moves towards the creation of the plaza – a 3.7-acre development that will walk visitors from “Pasture to Plate” through interactive exhibits – Bischoff will lead fundraising, site design and management and marketing efforts.
“I’m thrilled to be joining this unique organization that connects people to the food that they eat and honors the legacy of agriculture and how it connects to our urban communities. I look forward to collaborating with the ag producers, businesses, ag groups and City of Sioux Falls to bring this vibrant plaza to life.”