Assists the stateâ€™s producers in identifying and developing appropriate opportunities for South Dakota. Emphasis is placed on value enhanced opportunities for the stateâ€™s agricultural products, both raw and partially processed. The scope can include manufacturing of food, fiber, forestry, feed or livestock utilization of products.
Assistance can be in the form of technical assistance, business plans, pre-feasibility studies or financial reviews. The team concept is emphasized with the department participating at the level desired by the producer group.