South Dakota: 2012 Governor’s Ag Development Summit registration open |

South Dakota: 2012 Governor’s Ag Development Summit registration open

PIERRE, SD – “South Dakota Agriculture Means Business” is the theme for the 2012 Governor’s Ag Development Summit in Pierre.

To register for the June 27 summit, visit, or call the South Dakota Department of Agriculture at 605-773-5436. The summit is open to anyone interested in how agriculture impacts South Dakota’s economy. There is no cost to attend.

The Summit will engage participants in a thoughtful conversation on the business of South Dakota agriculture. As the state’s No. 1 industry continues to grow, the Summit will explore how to expand agricultural business – from increasing international trade and exports, to further developing the state’s livestock industry.

The morning keynote speaker will be John Phipps, host of the U.S. Farm Report, followed by a panel discussion on exporting and international trade.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard will present the 2012 Ag Ambassador award during lunch.

The afternoon will continue with a panel discussion on livestock development, followed by an afternoon keynote speech on Succession Planning by Gary Sipiorski of VitaPlus.

The Governor’s Ag Development Summit is made possible with support from Avera Health, Bayer Crop Science, CHS, Dacotah Bank, Farm Credit Services of America, First Dakota National Bank, Pfizer Animal Health, Pioneer, and Sanford Health.

– S.D. Department of Agriculture