South Dakota Corn Growers Association board director and family farmer, Walt Bones of Parker, has been appointed as the new South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture by Governor Elect, Dennis Daugaard.
“Walt Bones is an active farmer and rancher and a leader in the ag community,” said Gov.-elect Daugaard. “I have great respect for Walt, and I thank him for agreeing to help me promote our state’s No. 1 industry.”
“I am honored to be asked to serve as Secretary of Agriculture,” said Bones. “I hope that, in this role, I can be an advocate for the family farmers and ranchers who are the backbone of our state’s economy.”
“Walt’s outstanding enthusiasm, energy and passion for agriculture will bode well for the state of South Dakota,” said Teddi Mueller, Legislative and Industry Affairs Director of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association. “While Walt’s leadership will be missed in our organization, we know that same leadership will continue to shine in his new position.”