Assists the state's producers in identifying and developing appropriate opportunities for South Dakota. Emphasis is placed on value enhanced opportunities for the state'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.
For information on Business Development, contact:
Haylee Beehler, Western Ag Development Representative
Eric Fosheim, Eastern Ag Development Representative
David Skaggs, Central Ag Development Representative