Heikes Family Farms in Vermillion has been selected as the South Dakota Specialty Crop Producer of the Year.
The Vermillion based farm was one of two finalists for the award, which was selected at the South Dakota Local Food Conference in Sturgis last week.
Heidi Heikes with Heikes Farms commented on winning the award.
Heikes, who is a fourth generation farmer, talked about what the award means to her and her family.
Heikes added that the award supports her belief in buying local and supporting local farmers.