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Freking and Sanderson Named Directors of Agricultural Development Division





SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

NEWS RELEASE

 

 

 

 

For Immediate Release: November 28, 2017
Media Contact: Maggie Stensaas, 605.773.4073

 

Freking and Sanderson Named Directors of Agricultural Development Division

 

PIERRE, S.D. - Jeremy Freking has been named outreach and operations director and Bryan Sanderson has been named business development director of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s (SDDA) Agricultural Development Division.

 

Freking grew up in Heron Lake, Minnesota, and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural industries and marketing with an emphasis in plant and soil science. Previously, Freking worked as executive director of the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council/South Dakota Soybean Association, the South Dakota Biotech Association, and the South Dakota Pork Producers Council.

 

Sanderson grew up in Lake Preston, South Dakota, and graduated from South Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and an agricultural business minor. Previously, Sanderson worked for Cargill and Land-O-Lakes Purina Feeds, and managed a feed yard.

 

“Jeremy and Bryan bring a vast array of experience and knowledge to the positions. We are very excited to have them work to further the agriculture industry in South Dakota,” said South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Mike Jaspers.

 

The Agricultural Development Division is responsible for promotion and business development of South Dakota’s agricultural industry. To contact the Agricultural Development Division, call 605.773.5436.

 

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 us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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