SD Ag Ambassador nominations soughtPIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations for the South Dakota Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award.
By: News release, South Dakota Department of Agriculture
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 proactive agriculture policies and practices
Nominations are due to SDDA by April 1 and can be found at http://sdda.sd.gov. The award will be presented during the Governor’s Ag Development Summit in Pierre on June 27.
The 2011 Governor’s Ag Ambassador was Dr. Dan Gee, who had a 30-year career at South Dakota State University as a professor and coach of the livestock judging team.
He later became executive director of the South Dakota Ag and Rural Leadership Program.