Applicants For Director Of Agricultural Development Position Wanted

Posted: 7/27/2012



 Immediate Release: Thursday, July 26, 2012

Media Contact: Bureau of Human Resources, 605-773-3148


PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture welcomes applicants for the newly opened position of Agricultural Development Division director. The job is in Pierre, S.D.

The director works with businesses, banks, government organizations, local agricultural development groups, educational institutions, and citizens to maximize and leverage public-private sector partnerships that result in new agricultural opportunities for South Dakota. The division director also is responsible for providing technical and related policy expertise to the Secretary of Agriculture, Office of the Governor, and congressional offices on agricultural issues.    

“Economic development is one of Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s top priorities. Because agriculture is our state’s top industry, agricultural development is an integral piece in that effort,” said South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Walt Bones. “This important position will give an individual a great opportunity to have a direct impact on farmers, ranchers and our rural communities.”

Applications for the Agricultural Development Division position will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.  For the job listing please visit the following link:


Agriculture is South Dakota's No. 1 industry, generating nearly $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 80,000 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  or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.




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