Cayla Hilbrands joins USDA Rural Development

Farm Forum

HURON, S.D – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development South Dakota Acting State Director Bruce Jones recently announced that Cayla Hilbrands has joined the South Dakota USDA Rural Development team as a loan assistant and will be stationed in the Huron State Office.

“Hilbrands has joined the USDA Rural Development team under the Pathways Recent Graduate Program. I’m excited for the opportunity to bring new faces to the agency and help them to succeed in making South Dakota a better place through the many programs we offer,” said Jones.

Hilbrands earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with emphasis on Marketing and Management from the University of South Dakota. Throughout her college career she spent her free time working at a community bank in Vermillion and playing intramural sports, and earning numerous intramural champion titles. Her favorite pastime is spending time with family and friends.

“I look forward to utilizing my education to help the Agency carry out its mission to bring economic opportunity and enhanced quality of life to rural communities and residents in South Dakota,” said Hilbrands.

USDA Rural Development in South Dakota has offices in Aberdeen, Huron, Mitchell, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Watertown, and Yankton. For more information, visit the USDA Rural Development website at

The Administration’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. These investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values.