S.D. Center for Farm/Ranch Management hires new instructor
Mitchell – The South Dakota Center for Farm and Ranch Management program at Mitchell Technical Institute announces the hiring of Lori Tonak as an instructor for the South Central South Dakota region. Tonak has spent the past fifteen years working as a secondary agriculture education instructor. She also spent time working as a Program Specialist for the S.D. Department of Agriculture and a supervisor for the Black Hills Dairy Herd Improvement Association.
Says Tonak of her new position, I am looking forward to getting back to working with producers on a daily basis, and assisting them in their decision making process.
The program is delivered out of Mitchell Technical Institute, under the direction of MTI president Greg Von Wald, and has expanded to six full-time instructors serving the entire state of South Dakota. The expansion has been made possible through the financial support of USDA grants, and partnerships with several organizations including North Central Farmers Elevator, Country Pride Coop, Farm Credit Services, and the following commodity groups: S.D. Soybean Research & Promotion Council, S.D. Wheat Commission, S.D. Corn Utilization Council, and the S.D. Pork Producers Council.
For more information about the program, email Tonak at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 605-995-7131.