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Four Reappointed to State Conservation Commission





SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
NEWS RELEASE




For Immediate Release:  February 17, 2017
Media Contact: Jody Heemstra, 605.773.4073




 ***This release contains a link to AUDIO***


Four Reappointed to State Conservation Commission


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has reappointed Doug Hansen of Webster, Wayne Bunge of Rapid City, Charlie Moe of Rosebud and Aaron Kiesz of Aberdeen to the State Conservation Commission.


Hansen will serve as the commission’s at-large representative. Moe and Bunge will serves as the commission’s tree industry representatives. Kiesz will serve as the commission’s municipality representative.


South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Mike Jaspers says, “The appointees bring a wealth of experience to the Conservation Commission. Their understanding of how the commission functions and their knowledge of conservation practices are valuable assets to this group.” (***Download Jaspers audio here***)


Moe, Bunge, Kiesz and Hanson will serve with five others on the State Conservation Commission. The re-appointees’ terms expire Dec. 31, 2019.


The State Conservation Commission oversees the development and implementation of the State Coordinated Plan for Natural Resources Conservation and sets natural resources policy. For more information, please visit http://boardsandcommissions.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 and preserve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit SDDA online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. SD Ag Chat podcasts can be found in the Ag News section at http://sdda.sd.gov/news. You may subscribe, free of charge, through Google Play Music, iTunes or from https://sdagchat.podbean.com/.


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