Vilsack Visiting Sioux Falls Saturday

U.S. Representative, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, will be hosting the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack in Sioux Falls on Saturday, October 30 for a panel discussion and question and answer session discussing the biofuels industry and rural economy.

Vilsack will be highlighting the USDA’s new initiatives to install 10,000 new blender pumps and develop aviation biofuel.

Both Representative Herseth Sandlin and Secretary Vilsack have been long-time advocates of renewable energy and rural development.

“South Dakota annualy produces over one billion gallons of ethanol and this is an exciting opportunity to visit first hand with the United States Secretary of Agriculture,” said Gary Duffy, President of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association.

The event is open to the public and will take place on the Augustana College  campus in the Morrison Commons Building from 3:00-4:30PM. Parking access will be available at 30th and Grange Ave.

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