Olga Reuvekamp, who together with her family operates Hilltop Dairy near Elkton, S.D., shared her story about emigrating from the Netherlands in 2006 and discussed issues facing fellow immigrants in the region when she spoke at the Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls, Monday, January 30.  In their business, she and her husband Wilifried employ a diverse workforce to milk 2,000 cows, raise heifers and grow crops to feed the herd.  Reuvekamp also is executive director of Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership, administering that state’s leadership program for people in the agriculture industry and those living in rural communities.
Program Highlights January 30, 2017:
  • Olga and her family operate Hilltop Dairy near Elkton, SD
  • Olga has a BS in Elementary Education from the Netherlands, and is pursuing an MBA at SW Minnesota State U. in Marshall, MN
  • She is Executive Director of Minnesota Ag. & Rural Leadership; She is interested in public policy in agriculture, education, international relations and workplace safety
  • She serves on several boards including AgriSafe, Midwest Dairy Association, Central Plains Dairy Association, and the High Intermountain Council for Agricultural Health and Safety at Colorado State University
Next Week’s Program:
Lon Clemenson, Sioux Falls Development Foundation, VP - Talent Acquisition & Workforce Development
January 30, 2017 meeting attendance:
  • 77 out of 301 or 26%
  • 46 out of 77 members in attendance were Paul Harris Fellows or 60%
  • Also in attendance:  2 Junior Rotarians; 8 Guests; 2 Visiting Rotarians, 1 Media Outlet