Weyrich named ag development representative

Bob Weyrich. Courtesy photo

PIERRE, S.D.- Robert Weyrich has been hired as an agricultural development representative for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA).

“I am very excited to be back on the Ag Development team,” said Weyrich. “I look forward to reconnecting with our state’s producers.”

Weyrich brings passion and experience in agriculture, agribusiness and the food and beverage industry. His deep roots in western South Dakota compliment his experiences around the world.

“We are pleased to have Bob back on the Ag Development team. He understands agricultural development models are complex,” said Paul Kostboth, director of Agricultural Development. “Bob has a proven track record of working with parties at all levels to find solutions to the challenges that come with the development process.”

Weyrich previously worked for SDDA assisting crop and livestock producers in marketing product through specialty, organic and various non-traditional avenues. Weyrich looks forward to continued cultivation of the relationships he has built in the industry.

Representatives serve specific regions of South Dakota as a local resource in the many diverse areas of agriculture. Representatives work collectively with producers, landowners, developers and local leaders in identifying the quality growth opportunities vital to the long-term sustainability of our rural communities. Weyrich will be based in the western region of South Dakota.

To contact Weyrich, please email or call 605-295-0155.

Agriculture is South Dakota’s No. 1 industry, 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, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

–South Dakota Department of Agriculture