Matt Sibley joins South Dakota Farmers Union

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Farm Forum

HURON — Matt Sibley recently joined the state staff of South Dakota Farmers Union as the new Membership Advocacy Specialist.

In this role, Sibley will be involved in developing and promoting the organization’s policy programming as well as promoting policy to the membership. Sibley will work to keep the members informed and aware of policy decisions which impact their lives and livelihood by overseeing legislation in Pierre as well as a providing a strong presence in South Dakota’s rural communities and on social media.

“Supporting South Dakota’s farmers and ranchers through legislative policy is a large part of our mission at Farmers Union. We are excited to have Matt join our team to help us serve our membership in this way,” said Doug Sombke, S.D. Farmers Union President.

Sibley, 25, is a Huron native. In March of last year he and his wife, Hannah firmly planted their roots in the Huron community by purchasing a home. “We both have a strong connection to the community and South Dakota,” Sibley said. “I am eager to serve rural communities and their farmers and ranchers through my position with Farmers Union.”

Sibley is a graduate of the University of South Dakota where he studied Political Science and Communication Studies. Throughout college and high school he actively competed in speech and debate.

“Throughout my life, my hobbies, as well as my academic emphases, have focused on understanding people and communicating with them in order to achieve the greatest possible outcome,” Sibley said.

“That is why I was compelled to take this position. I feel like I can make a difference.”

To learn more about Sibley, visit www.sdfu.org or contact him at msibley@sdfu.org or (605) 352-6761 ext 122.