Local float gets national spotlight at Rose Parade in California

PASADENA, Calif. (KSFY) - A South Dakota TV program rang in 2018 on the national stage with a float in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.

The Ag PhD float drives down the Rose Parade route in Pasadena, California during a live broadcast on ABC.

Baltic-based Ag PhD entered a float in this year's parade.

Its theme -- "Salute to Farmers" -- aimed to call attention to how the unsung heroes of agriculture are making a difference for everyone in the world.

Hosts Darren and Brian Hefty, along with 100 farmers, rode the float on the parade's five-mile route.