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Governor’s Agricultural Summit Registration Open


For Immediate Release: May 6, 2019

Media Contact: Maggie Stensaas, 605.773.4073


 Governor’s Agricultural Summit Registration Open


PIERRE, S.D.– Registration is open for the tenth annual South Dakota Governor’s Agricultural Summit to be held July 10 and 11 in Sioux Falls, SD at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.


The purpose of the Governor's Agricultural Summit is to bring 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 many ways agriculture impacts South Dakota. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited, so registration by June 28 is appreciated. To register, go to sdagsummit.com.


This year, the Governor’s Ag Summit is excited to feature United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky as the keynote speaker on July 10.


Also a part of the summit, Governor Kristi Noem will recognize an individual or organization as the 2019 Governor’s Ag Ambassador for outstanding contributions to the state’s agricultural industry. The award will be presented July 11 at the noon luncheon. The deadline for nominations for the Governor’s Ag Ambassador award is May 17. Nomination forms can be found on the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s website, sdda.sd.gov, by looking in the “Happening Now” section.


For more information on the 2019 Governor’s Agricultural Summit, visit sdagsummit.com or contact Tiffany Thompson at tiffany.thompson@state.sd.us.


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 South Dakota agriculture for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.