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MEDIA ALERT: Gov. Rounds to speak at SDCGA Annual Meeting

Posted on January 06, 2009

Get a glimpse of agriculture in 2009 through the eyes of top thought leaders and industry experts at the South Dakota Corn Growers Association’s (SDCGA) 23rd Annual Meeting this Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at the Sioux Falls Ramkota Hotel.

South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds will speak at the event which will draw more than 1,200 producers, legislators and industry partners throughout the day. As the luncheon speaker, Rounds will be addressing stakeholders in one of South Dakota’s key industries – Agriculture. This rare opportunity to hear Gov. Rounds’ perspective on the unique aspects of agriculture in South Dakota is a ‘can’t miss’ event!

Coming off of a roller coaster year in the industry, the information to be presented at the SDCGA Annual Meeting will be highly sought by producers, media, policy makers and industry leaders. Never before has an edge been more important as decisions are made for the upcoming year.

John Roach of Roach Ag Marketing will kick off the day’s events at 9 a.m. with his presentation “How to Sell Overheated Markets.” His market outlook will be followed by a Biotechnology Panel featuring thought leaders from Pioneer, Monsanto and Syngenta, who will offer insights into what is coming down the pike in trait technology.

Then participants will spend the afternoon peering into the future with Ed Barlow, a futurist who explains “The Future and Success of Agriculture: It’s a Journey, Not a Destination”. Barlow’s presentation has community and consumer implications as well as targets to follow for producers.

That evening, Tom Buis, president of the National Farmers Union (NFU) will deliver the keynote address at the banquet which has grown into one of the largest one-day agricultural events in South Dakota.

For a preview to agriculture in South Dakota and nationally in 2009, make plans to attend the SDCGA Annual Meeting on Jan. 10! For full details about the SDCGA Annual Meeting, visit the website at or call 605-334-0100.

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