SDDA and SDSU Extension Holding “The Next Generation of Livestock Production” Forums Starting Next Month



PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and South Dakota State University Extension will hold forums across the state from January through March-with the focus of the meetings to be on South Dakota’s vision for livestock production.  South Dakota Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones says in a press release that the state has progressive, forward-thinking entrepreneurs who understand the potential of today’s agri-business marketplace.  He says the forums will feature discussions on the challenges and advantages that South Dakotahas to increase the number of livestock in the state.  Forums begin at 6:30 p.m. local time, but times are subject to change.  January meetings will be held at livestock barns in Aberdeen, FortPierre, Herreid, Martin and Philip.  Other meetings are planned in February, including on the 28th in Kimball.  In March, forums will be held at livestock auctions in Faith, Lemmon, Miller, Presho, Winner and Chamberlain.  For more information on the meetings, visit the ag department’s website at

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