Think about this:

World Champion 1949. World Champion 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954. World Champion 1959.

But wait, there's more:

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World Champion in a second sport in 1951.

Oh, and by the way, that's not his greatest sports accomplishment.

That would be World All-Around Champion in 1951 and again in 1955.

Those first 6 world championships up there are for Saddle Bronc Riding.

That 'second sport' championship was Bareback Bronc Riding.

And yes, he was the World All-Around Rodeo Champion twice.

From rural Orton, South Dakota, northwest of Ft. Pierre, his name was Casey Tibbs. But in the sports circle that is Professional Rodeo, you'll hear him called a lot of different names. Things like 'Casey is the Babe Ruth of rodeo', 'Casey is the Muhammad Ali or Jack Dempsey of rodeo'. Or maybe 'Casey Tibbs? Well, he's the Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, and Magic Johnson of rodeo...all rolled into one'.

It's hard to imagine what Casey Tibbs meant to professional Rodeo. From the cover of Life magazine to documentaries about his amazing life and career, he transcended the sport, perhaps like Tiger transcended golf or Jordan transcended basketball. People who never liked rodeo, maybe even had no idea what rodeo was, knew Casey Tibbs.

One of the founders of the Rodeo Cowboys Association, Casey brought rodeo across the United States border and around the world. From Belgium to Japan, people marveled at Casey Tibbs. One of the 'Must See' destinations in South Dakota is the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center in Ft. Pierre.

Casey passed away in January 1990 at just 60 years old and lies at rest near his beloved Ft. Pierre, South Dakota.

South Dakota's Top Ten Ag Products Ranked

You are steeped in agriculture. You might not know it, but you are. It doesn't matter if you live in Sioux Falls, Brookings, Yankton, Aberdeen, Mitchell or Rapid City, South Dakota. You're neck-deep in agriculture.

You might work in a hospital. Maybe the Post Office. You could be an IT person, maybe work all day on a computer in an office. Heck, you might be a radio announcer. It doesn't matter. You depend on South Dakota's top agriculture products each and every day.
You DO eat, right?

It may come as a shock (but probably not) that South Dakota is rural. We're a "farm/ranch" state, and doggone proud of it. That farm you drive by every day? That ranch you read about? They fuel this state.

Do you know the 10 biggest South Dakota agricultural products?

And perhaps the first question you have is, how do you define "Agricultural Products"?
Well, for our purposes here, the ag products are based on cash receipts. These numbers come from the FarmFlavor website and reflect cash receipts from 2015. I'd assume the numbers have probably grown in the past few years. So first make your guesses and and check out the Top 10 below:

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