May 5, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Governor’s Agriculture Summit scheduled for July 17-18, 2020, in Sioux Falls is postponed.
The health and safety of all South Dakotans is a priority for Governor Noem and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA). The Governor and the SDDA look forward to bringing our industry leaders together, but for now we’re going to put this event on hold.
“Given all that is going on, we believe it’s best to postpone this year’s event. SDDA remains dedicated to cultivating conversations between South Dakota producers and consumers, that will grow into trusted, long-lasting, relationships from the field to the plate,” says Kim Vanneman, South Dakota’s Secretary of Agriculture. “We are also here as a resource for producers and are working to provide information as we receive it.”
The Governor and the SDDA would like to thank everyone for their support of this event and their help to promote, protect, and preserve South Dakota agriculture for today and tomorrow.
Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $32.5 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 132,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s mission is to promote, protect, and preserve South Dakota agriculture for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.