Fall Corn

DaNita Murray

Executive Director

DaNita Murray grew up on a family farm in Milbank, South Dakota. Today, she and her husband call Sioux Falls home.

Murray received her bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University and her juris doctor from Drake University School of Law.

National agricultural policy is DaNita’s speciality. Her experience spans 20+ years.

Murray served as both Chief Counsel and Policy Advisor to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry for then Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) during the 2018 farm bill. Additionally, she served as Senior Counsel on the House Agriculture Committee for Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) for the 2014 farm bill. President George W. Bush also selected Murray as a political appointee at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

As an advocate for agriculture, she became the Director of Public Policy for the National Corn Growers Association on biotechnology issues. Most recently, Murray was a partner in the Food and Agriculture Group at FGS Global, Washington, D.C.

She is currently the Executive Director for South Dakota Corn, working on behalf of corn producers across the state.