Legislative Candidate Forum

Posted: 9/9/2016


South Dakota state legislature candidates from Districts 9, 10, and 25
to respond to agriculture questions



BALTIC, SD – Ag United for South Dakota will host a Candidate Forum on September 21st at 7pm in Baltic to provide opportunities for farm families and community members in rural Minnehaha county to bring their questions directly to state legislative candidates.


The forum will focus on agricultural and rural issues and will be open to the public. Candidates running for South Dakota state legislature seats in Districts 9, 10, and 25 will participate in the forum.  The majority of the candidates from each district have committed to participate. 


The candidate forum is the second of its kind to be held by Ag United for South Dakota.


“We are excited to bring agricultural issues to the forefront in this important election,” states Steve Dick, Executive Director of Ag United for South Dakota. “The people in rural Minnehaha County want to know how those that could represent them in the legislature feel about a wide range of agriculture and rural issues.”


At the forum, each candidate will have the opportunity to respond to prepared questions on a variety of agricultural issues. Zoning, water quality, roads and taxation are all issues that will be addressed. The forum will be moderated by Michelle Rook, reporter at WNAX, and the public will have the opportunity to submit questions to candidates throughout the event.


“Agriculture is our state’s number one industry and the decisions made each year in Pierre have a lasting impact,” said Richard Vasgaard, President of Ag United for South Dakota.  “Those that are involved in agriculture should know if potential legislators are supportive of the industry.”


The forum will be held at in the Morton Center, 1 mile east of East Nidaros Lutheran Church, 47669 252nd Street, Baltic, SD 57003.  


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