2013 Governor’s Ag Development Summit – June 26 in Pierre

Farm Forum

PIERRE, S.D. – Registrations are now being accepted for the Governor’s Ag Development Summit on Wednesday, June 26 in Pierre. This year’s theme is “Agriculture – A Call to Action.”

South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) Secretary Lucas Lentsch invites you to participate in the Fourth Annual “Governor’s Ag Development Summit” to be held at 8 a.m. CST at the Best Western Ramkota Inn. At the summit, the SDDA will update attendees on the progress of recent agricultural initiatives.

Since the SDDA has had such a great response to the Key Leaders’ Roundtable in the past, this year, the roundtable is combined with the Governor’s Ag Development Summit.

The keynote speaker will be former Congressman Charlie Stenholm, Senior Policy Advisor at Olsson, Frank, Weeda, Terman, Matz Law Firm in Washington, DC. In his 26 years as a U.S. House member, Stenholm served in the House Committee on Agriculture. He earned a reputation for building bipartisan alliances in diverse areas such as agriculture, resources conservation, food safety, Social Security, energy, health care and budgeting.

The Governor’s Ag Development Summit is made possible by support from Avera Health, Sanford Health, Farm Credit Services of America, Dacotah Bank, First Dakota National Bank, CHS, Pioneer/Dupont, POET, Zoetis and Bayer CropScience.

To register, contact Nina Fromm with SDDA at 605.773.5436 or The Summit is open to anyone who is interested in the ways agriculture impacts South Dakota. There is no cost to attend.