Ag Ambassador nominations sought

PIERRE – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations for the South Dakota Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award.

Nominees should be those who have continually worked to promote agriculture in South Dakota. The individual or organization nominated must possess:

·       Strong ties to agriculture in South Dakota

·       Leadership skills in agriculture

·       An emphasis on education through campaigns or programs, and

·       Focus on pro-active agriculture policies and practices

Nominations are due to SDDA by April 1 and can be found at . The award will be presented during the Governor’s Ag Development Summit in Pierre on June 26.

The 2012 Governor’s Ag Ambassador was Jim Woster of Sioux Falls. For years, Woster has been a cattleman, media personality, philanthropist and spokesman for agricultural interests.

Agriculture is South Dakota’s No. 1 industry, generating over $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 122,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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