South Dakota Farm Bureau members gather at state Capitol
South Dakota Farm Bureau county leaders from across the state joined members of the SDFB Board of Directors and staff at the State Capitol in Pierre for a full day of committee meetings, discussions with Gov. Kristi Noem, Secretary of Agriculture Kim Vanneman and other elected officials.
“South Dakota Farm Bureau’s grassroots members set the policy direction for the organization and having our members from all over the state at the capitol for SDFB Day was very impactful and important,” said Krystil Smit, SDFB executive director. “They had the opportunity to talk personally with their local legislators about policy priorities and also see the legislative process at work.”
At noon, SDFB served lunch to legislators in the President’s and Speaker’s Lobbies. The SDFB delegation was formally introduced on the House and Senate floors and received a standing ovation from legislators. This is the second year for the SDFB Day at the Capitol.
To learn more about the policy topics South Dakota Farm Bureau is following during the 2020 Legislative Session visit www.sdfbf.org and click on “Policy”.
• Julie Fritzsche, Beadle.
• Michael Held, Beadle.
• Jerry Runia, Brookings/Kingsbury.
• Scott VanderWal, Brookings/Kingsbury.
• Brenda Dreyer, Brown.
• Clay Conry, Butte/Harding/Lawrence.
• Kara McMachen, Butte/Harding/Lawrence.
• Henry and Barb Buitenbos, Charles Mix.
• Lyle Nepodal, Charles Mix.
• Jerry Mork, Clark Day.
• Sydney Davis, Clay/Union.
• Christiana Ostrem, Clay/Union.
• Tim & Kari Ostrem, Clay/Union.
• Haiden Smith, Clay/Union.
• Brian Moes, Codington/Hamlin.
• Cindy Foster, Davison/Hanson.
• Helen Geppert, Davison/Hanson.
• Mark and Becky Klumb, Davison/Hanson.
• Britany Kenyon, Deuel/Stanley.
• Jane Brehe, Hughes/Stanley.
• Dani Hanson, Hughes/Stanley.
• Lowell Mesman, Hughes/Stanley.
• Krystil Smit, Lincoln.
• Larry Stomprud, Meade/Ziebach.
• Glenn Kay, Minnehaha.
• Mark Salvador, Minnehaha.
• Ron and Deb Wirtjes, Minnehaha.
• Michael Schmidt, Moody.
• Scot Eisenbraun, Pennington/Jackson.
• Tyrel Eisenbraun, Pennington/Jackson.
• Heather Maude, Pennington/Jackson.
• Jennifer Hurlbert, SDSU Collegiate.
• Sonja Rygh, SDSU Collegiate.
• Jeffery Gatzke, Spink/Faulk.
• Nick Ihnen, Spink/Faulk.
• Jay and Sarah Myers, Tripp/Mellette.
• James Benson, Turner.
• Chad Nelson, Turner.