PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Ramkota RiverCentre hosted this year’s Governor’s Ag Development Summit which wrapped up yesterday. The event explored how to expand the state’s agricultural business sector. It was attended by South Dakota farmers, ranchers, business leaders, elected officials and other industry professionals. Governor Dennis Daugaard addressed attendees yesterday–stressing the importance of looking for ways to bring in quality development now–that will keep agriculture as the state’s number one industry. Daugaard also presented the South Dakota Ag Ambassador Award; which was given to Jim Woster for his contributions to agriculture. South Dakota’s Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones said the Summit helps South Dakota producers and businesses to work toward the common goal of feeding our families and the world. Agriculture is the state’s top industry, generating almost $21 billion dollars in annual economic activity. It also employs more than 80,000 South Dakotans.
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