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Governor’s Ag Ambassador nominations sought

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is seeking nominations for the 2015 South Dakota Governor's Ag Ambassador Award.

Nominees should be those who have continually worked to promote agriculture in South Dakota.

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 agriculture and the responsible stewardship of livestock and land.

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-Highlights the significance of South Dakota agriculture to our global food system.

-Influences decision makers to develop and implement sound agricultural policies.

Nominations are due to SDDA by Friday, April 17. The form can be found at http://sdda.sd.gov under the "Happening Now" section by clicking "Governor's Ag Ambassador Award Nomination Form."

The award will be presented during the sixth annual Governor's Agricultural Summit in Deadwood on July 10.

The 2014 Governor's Ag Ambassador was Brad Greenway of Mitchell. Greenway runs a diversified farm with a wean-to-finish swine operation, a beef cow/calf herd, and grows corn, soybeans and wheat. Greenway's motto has always been, "I am proud of what I do on my farm and if I can't be transparent about it, I shouldn't be doing it."

–SDDA