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Agenda & Registration | South Dakota Department of Agriculture

Governor's Agricultural Summit

GAS

 

The Governor's Agricultural Summit brings 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.

This year’s Governor’s Agricultural Summit will be held: July 11-12, 2018 in Rapid City, SD.

 

Past Agendas

Previous Years Videos

2011

Click on the links below for video snapshots from each year's Governor's Agricultural Summit.  

The purpose of the Governor's Ag Development 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.

Welcome – Walt Bones, Secretary of Agriculture

 

Ag Banking Panel – Bob Schmidt-Farm Credit Services of American, Steve Dutenhoffer- Dacotah Bank, Nate Franzen- First Dakota National Bank, Bob Rutten- Citizens State Bank

 

Rural Health Panel – Dr. Dan Heineman-Sanford Health, Jay Weems-Avera Health, Rebekah Cradduck- SD Assn. of Healthcare Organizations

 

Kristi Noem Speech – Representative Kristi Noem

 

Industrial Ag Panel – Ed Mallett-CHS, Jim Tobin-Monsanto, Dr. Alan Ayers-Bayer CropScience, Bill Even-Pioneer, Rob Skjonsberg- SD Ethanol Producers Assn.

 

Summit Wrap Up – Lucas Lentsch, Director of Agricultural Development

 

 

Banquet & Award – Key Note Speaker Lt. Governor Matt Michels

 

2012

The purpose of the Governor's Ag Development 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.

Welcome – Walt Bones, Secretary of Agriculture

 

Agricultural Policy- John Phipps, US Farm Report

 

Exporting and International Trade Panel- Ambassador Islam Siddiqui, Office of the US Trade Representative; Michelle Rogowski, Food Export; Dean Gorder, North Dakota Trade Office

 

Dennis Daugaard,  Governor of South Dakota

 

 

Livestock Development- Dr. Luke Minion- Pipestone Veterinary Clinic; Nathan Jensen, Farm Credit Services of America; Tony Clayton- Clayton Agri-Marketing

 

Succession Planning- Gary F. Sipiorski, Vita Plus Corporation

 

2014

2015

The purpose of the Governor's Ag Development 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.

State of Agriculture Address – Lucas Lentsch, Secretary of Agriculture

Political, Scientific, and Social Challenges in Agriculture Today

Trade Opportunities for South Dakota Agriculture

Opportunities for South Dakota Producers

What's Ahead for South Dakota Agriculture?

2018

The purpose of the Governor's Ag Development 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.

SD Congressional Offices Representatives

 

Secretary Mike Jaspers

 

Threats and Innovations in Animal Health- Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, Dr. Jim Roth, and Dr. Mike Apley

 

Challenges and Opportunities in the Current Agricultural Economy,  Mike Pearson and Dr. Matt Roberts

 

 

2017 Governor's Ag Ambassador Lake Area Technical Institute- Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels

 

 

Planning for Future Success- Jack Davis, Stephanie Judson, and Will Walters

 

 

Innovation in South Dakota Agriculture- Mark Luecke, Jerry Pommer, and Melissa Frein

 

 

Thank you to all our sponsors, past and present. We could not pull off the Governor’s Ag Development Summit without you!
Click the links below to view sponsors by year: