2013 Governor’s Ag Development Summit “Agriculture-A Call to Action”

Posted: 5/29/2013


For Immediate Release: May 29, 2013
Media Contact: Sarah Caslin, 605.773.5436

 PIERRE, S.D. – Registrations are now being accepted for the Governor’s Ag Development Summit on Wednesday, June 26 in Pierre. This year’s theme is “Agriculture – A Call to Action.” 

South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) Secretary Lucas Lentsch invites you to participate in the Fourth Annual “Governor’s Ag Development Summit” to be held at 8 a.m. CST at the Best Western Ramkota Inn. Initiatives from the last few years have been addressed and reports of progress will be given.

In the past, SDDA has had such a great response to the Key Leaders’ Roundtable, this year, the roundtable is combined into the Governor’s Ag Development Summit.

Our keynote speaker will be former Congressman Charlie Stenholm, Senior Policy Advisor at Olsson, Frank, Weeda, Terman, Matz Law Firm in Washington, DC. Mr. Stenholm was a member of the House Committee on Agriculture throughout his 26-year House career. He earned a reputation for building bi-partisan alliances in areas as diverse as agriculture, resources conservation, food safety, Social Security, energy, health care and budgeting.

The Governor’s Ag Development Summit is made possible by support from Avera Health, Sanford Health, Farm Credit Services of America, Dacotah Bank, First Dakota National Bank, CHS, Pioneer/Dupont, POET, Zoetis and Bayer CropScience.

To register, contact Nina Fromm with SDDA at 605.773.5436 or email Nina.Fromm@state.sd.us. The Summit is open to anyone who is interested in the ways agriculture impacts South Dakota. There is no cost to attend.

Agriculture is South Dakota's No. 1 industry, generating over $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 122,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter.




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