On-line registration is closed. Please contact Jodi Bechard at 605.773.5711 or by email at Jodi.Bechard@state.sd.us to register for the Summit.
July 12 & 13, 2017
Dakota Event Center
Aberdeen, SD

The Governor’s Agriculture Summit will be LIVE on SDPB, starting at 8am - July 13th – 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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     Limited Seating - First 50 Registrants (60 seats remaining)

You will receive a registration confirmation by email.  

For more information on the 2017 Governor’s Agriculture Summit, please click here

If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Jodi Bechard at 605.773.5711.

Wednesday , July 12:

9:30am - Bus Depart Dakota Event Center

10:30am - Arrive at Swine Robotics Inc, Leola SD

11:30am - Depart for Bieber Red Angus, Leola SD

11:45am - Arrive at Bieber Red Angus

12:30pm - Lunch provided by Bieber Red Angus

1:30pm - Depart for Grasslands Hutterite Colony, Westport, SD

2:00pm - Arrive at Grasslands Hutterite Colony

4:00pm - Depart for Dakota Event Center

4:45pm - Arrive at Dakota Event Center

5:00pm-7:00pm - Secretary’s Reception- Dakota Event Center

Thursday, July 13:

7:00am-8:00am - Registration/Breakfast

8:00am-8:15am -Welcome/State of Ag

8:15am-9:45am - Session 1: Animal Health Panel

  • Dr. Mike Apley, Kansas State University
  • Dr. James Roth, Iowa State University
  • Moderator: Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, SD State Veterinarian

9:45am-10:00am - BREAK

10:00am-11:30am - Session 2: Economic Panel

  • Mark Pearson
  • Dr. Matt Roberts

11:30am-1:30pm - Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award Luncheon

1:30pm-3:00pm - Session 3: Succession Planning Panel

  • Jack Davis, SDSU Extension
  • Will Walter, Mitchell Technical Institute
  • Stephanie Judson, SD Community Foundation

3:00pm- 4:00pm - Session 4 Innovative Ag Panel

  • SAb Biotherapeutics, Sioux Falls SD
  • Prairie Aquatech, Brookings SD
  • C-Lock Inc., Rapid City, SD
  • Moderator: Ben Stout , SD Dept. of Ag

The 2017 Governor’s Agriculture Summit will be held at the Dakota Event Center in Aberdeen. Below is the hotel information for you to make your reservations.

Holiday Inn Express
3310 7th SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Holiday Inn Express

Hampton Inn & Suites
3216 7th SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Hampton Inn & Suites

Quality Inn
2923 6th SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Quality Inn

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.