On-line registration is closed. Please contact Tiffany Thompson at 605.773.5711 or by email at Tiffany.Thompson@state.sd.us to register for the Summit.
July 10 & 11, 2019
Denny Sanford Premier Center
Sioux Falls, SD

The Governor’s Agriculture Summit will be LIVE on SDPB, starting at 1:45pm July 10th and again at 8am July 11th - Watch Below!

The purpose of the Governor's Agricultural Summit is to bring together leaders in business, finance, education, government and production agriculture to demonstrate agriculture's comparative advantages and discuss ways to harness the industry's potential for economic development.

The Summit is open to anyone who is interested in the ways agriculture impacts South Dakota. There is no cost to attend.

This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.
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If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Tiffany Thompson at 605.773.5711.


Wednesday, July 10:

8:00am - 7:00pm – Registration

9:00am - 1:30pm – Tour of SAB Biotherapeutics

  • Lunch provided

1:30pm – 1:45pm - Break

1:45pm – 2:00pm – Welcome

  • Kim Vanneman, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture

2:00pm - 3:30pm – What's Driving Agriculture in the Year Ahead?

  • Sue Martin, President & Owner, Ag & Investment Services, Inc.
  • Mike Pearson, Co-host, Ag News Daily

3:30pm – 3:45pm – Break

3:45pm – 4:15pm - Livestock Development Projects: What You Need to Know

  • Joe Fiala, Community Development Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development

4:15pm – 5:30pm – Agriculture Update from DC

  • Steve Censky, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

5:30pm – 7:00pm – Reception

  • Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

Thursday, July 11:

7:00am - 12:00pm – Registration

7:00am - 8:30am – Breakfast

8:30am – 10:00am – Explaining Agriculture to Eaters: Three Simple Steps

  • Roxi Beck, Director of Consumer Engagement, Center for Food Integrity

10:00am – 10:15am – Break

10:15am – 10:45am – Great Challenges Bring Exciting Opportunities

  • Barry Dunn, President, South Dakota State University

10:45am – 11:45am – The Next Generation of Agriculture Panel

  • Governor Kristi Noem, Moderator
  • John Eilertson, Animal Sciences – Industry Specialization, South Dakota State University
  • Taylor McMartin, 4-H Ambassador Treasurer, West Central High School
  • Calli Williams, Livestock and Farm Sales Producer, Fischer, Rounds & Associates
  • Logan Wolter, Ag-Business, Mitchell Technical Institute

11:45am - 12:00pm – Break

12:00pm - 1:30pm – Governor’s Agriculture Ambassador Award Luncheon

1:30pm - 2:30pm – Emerald Ash Borer Town Hall

The 2019 Governor’s Agriculture Summit will be held at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls. Below is the hotel information for you to make your reservations.

Ramada Hotel & Suites
1301 W Russell Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Ramada Hotel & Suites

In order to receive the Summit group rate you must identify that you are with the Governor’s Ag Summit at the time you make your reservation.