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Presenters Announced for 2017 Governor's Agricultural Summit





SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
NEWS RELEASE

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2017
Media Contact: Jody Heemstra, 605.773.4073

 

 

Presenters Announced for 2017 Governor’s Agricultural Summit

 

PIERRE, S.D.- The 2017 Governor’s Agricultural Summit will feature discussions on animal health, the current and future agricultural economy, succession planning and innovative South Dakota agriculture businesses.

 

The summit, hosted by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, will be held July 12-13, at the Dakota Event Center in Aberdeen. Pre-registration is required to attend. Go to www.SDAgsummit.com.

 

The summit will feature discussions on issues currently impacting the agricultural industry. The day will begin with a panel exploring the challenges and innovations in animal health moderated by South Dakota’s state veterinarian, Dr. Dustin Oedekoven. A panel with expert economists will present a snap shot of where the agricultural economy is currently, as well as where it may be going. After a lunch featuring Lt. Gov. Matt Michels, a panel of experts will help give producers tools to successfully navigate conversations surrounding planning for future success. The day will close with a panel highlighting a few innovative companies and detailing what they bring to South Dakota farmers and ranchers.

 

For more information or to register before the June 30 deadline, visit www.SDAgsummit.com. Registration is free but space is limited.

 

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 and Twitter. 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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