Governor Kristi Noem is pleased to recognize an individual or organization that has made a positive contribution to South Dakota's agricultural industry.
South Dakotans have long valued servant leadership, hard work, honesty, humility, and respect for others. This award recognizes a South Dakota citizen who embodies these qualities. This Ag Ambassador will be recognized at a special award luncheon during the Governor's Agricultural Summit on July 10th and 11th in Sioux Falls.
2018 Governor’s Ag Ambassador Recipient
Roger Scheibe Receives 2018 Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award
PIERRE, S.D.- Roger Schiebe of Brookings has been named the 2018 Governor's Ag Ambassador Award recipient. The recognition took place at the 2018 Governor's Agricultural Summit in Rapid City.
Scheibe grew up on a dairy farm near Wolsey, South Dakota, and earned a B.S. in dairy science and manufacturing from South Dakota State University. He has worked as a dairy farmer, a dairy inspector, a director of dairy development programs for South Dakota and an agricultural lender for First Bank and Trust. From 2009 until his retirement in 2017, he served as Industry Relations Manager for the Midwest Dairy Association in South Dakota, as well as the Executive Director of the South Dakota Dairy Producers Association.
Key Achievements of the Ag Ambassador:
*Provides visionary leadership to South Dakota's agricultural industry.
*Champions growth and prosperity of the state's number one industry.
*Advocates for agricultural and responsible stewardship of livestock and land; and highlights the significance of South Dakota agriculture to our global food system.
*Influences decision makers to develop and implement sound agricultural policies.
Previous Ag Ambassador Award Recipients
2017 - Lake Area Tech
2016 - Michelle Rook
2015 - Dr. Bob Thaler
2014 - Brad Greenway
2013 - Mike Held
2012- Jim Woster
2011- Dr. Dan Gee