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Governor’s Agricultural Summit Features Panels on Policy, Weather and Conservation





 

 
SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: May 24, 2016
Media Contact: Jody Heemstra, 605.773.4073



Governor’s Agricultural Summit Features Panels on Policy, Weather and Conservation

PIERRE, S.D.- The 2016  Governor’s Agricultural Summit features panel discussions on agricultural policy, the weather’s impact on agriculture, water quality and how some producers implement stewardship and conservation practices on their operations. Panelists include legislative officials, university professors and South Dakota producers. These panelists lend perspective from many sections of agriculture to the discussion.

The summit will be held June 2, 2016, at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, S.D. The event brings together leaders in business, finance, education, government and production agriculture to demonstrate agriculture's comparative advantages and discuss ways to harness the industry's potential for economic development.

The summit is open to anyone who is interested in the ways agriculture impacts South Dakota. Registration is required and is open through Tuesday, May 31 by going to www.sdagsummit.com. There is no cost to attend.

For those unable to attend in person, a live web stream of the event will be available at www.sdagsummit.com or at http://sdda.sd.gov.

Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 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, Twitter and Instagram.

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