Looking Ahead for 2023

Posted: 1/3/2023

Looking Ahead for 2023

January 3, 2023


The board of directors for Agriculture United for South Dakota is reviewing the organization’s mission, structure and staffing for 2023 and beyond. Since its founding in 2004, Ag United has been an important part of our state’s agricultural foundation, reaching thousands of students and consumers with information about modern agriculture, advocating on behalf of South Dakota farm and ranch families, and providing support for livestock production, including county zoning hearings and livestock seminars.  The open house events, tours, school programming, and other activities have made a tremendous positive impact in building relationships and securing support for South Dakota agriculture in communities of all sizes across the state.

The board and the coalition organizations that founded and continue to support Ag United are committed to continuing the organization’s efforts and work.  However, just as South Dakota’s agricultural industry has evolved over 18 years, so has the work and focus of Ag United.  Now is the right time to take a fresh look at Ag United’s programming and structure to ensure it is delivering the most impact for the next 18 years and more.

Please join us in thanking Heidi Zwinger for her work as Outreach Director and Interim Executive Director.  She has accepted a role as Marketing Coordinator at Summit Contracting.  Not only do we appreciate Heidi’s leadership and work over the past few years, we also appreciate her help in a smooth transition while the Board reviews staffing options.  The Ag United newsletters, social media and other accounts will be managed by a team of contractors and coalition organization employees to keep communications and outreach running smoothly.

Thank you for your continued support of Ag United and South Dakota’s farm and ranch families.  We look forward to updating you soon as the Board reviews options and makes decisions to ensure a strong future for our organization and foundation we’ve built.


Ag United Board


South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association

South Dakota Corn Utilization Council

South Dakota Dairy Producers

South Dakota Farm Bureau

South Dakota Pork Producers Council

South Dakota Poultry Industries Association

South Dakota Soybean Checkoff


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