Governor’s 2017 Ag Summit tour locations announced
PIERRE, S.D. – The eighth annual South Dakota Governor’s Agricultural Summit will take place July 12-13, 2017, at the Dakota Event Center in Aberdeen. Tours of innovative agricultural locations will take place on July 12. Due to space constraints, only a limited number of attendees will be able to attend the tours. To reserve a spot on the tour, register at http://www.sdagsummit.com. Registration will be open until June 30.
· Swine Robotics Inc., Leola SD
· Bieber Red Angus, Leola SD
· Grasslands Hutterite Colony, Westport, SD
Swine Robotics is a South Dakota owned and operated factory creating innovative technology for pork production. Lunch will then be provided at Bieber Red Angus with a tour of their facilities. To round out the day is a tour of the Grasslands Hutterite Colony in Westport. Tour participants will be given an inside look of what life is like on a Hutterite Colony.
For more information or to register for the 2017 Governor’s Agricultural Summit and tour, visit http://www.sdagsummit.com.
Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s mission is to promote, protect and preserve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit SDDA online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter. SD Ag Chat podcasts can be found in the Ag News section at http://sdda.sd.gov/news. You may subscribe, free of charge, through Google Play Music, iTunes or from https://sdagchat.podbean.com/.
–South Dakota Department of Agriculture
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