PIERRE S.D. – Walt Bones of Chancellor has been named the 2022 Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award recipient. On Wednesday, June 22, he might be acknowledged as a part of the annual Governor’s Agricultural Summit in Brookings.
Bones is a fourth-generation producer and long-time advocate for the trade. He and his household function a diversified crop, livestock, and industrial agribusiness on the household farm close to Parker. Bones actively advocates for agriculture on the nationwide, regional, and native ranges and often hosts excursions that includes his numerous operation, conservation efforts, and promotion of the agriculture life-style. In addition, Bones has served on a number of boards and committees together with Governor Daugaard’s Ag Advisory Board, SD Corn Growers Board, Avera Foundation Board, SD Cattleman’s Association Board, and served because the South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture from 2011-2013. Bones is lively in Junior Achievement and SD Ag within the Classroom, at all times searching for methods to influence the following era of farmers and ranchers. His expertise as a producer and devoted service to those numerous organizations make him an asset to South Dakota’s agriculture trade.
“Walt is captivated with agriculture and is a real chief within the trade,” stated Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) secretary Hunter Roberts. “He has devoted a lot of his life to defending and enhancing the way forward for agriculture in South Dakota and deserves to be acknowledged because the 2022 Governor’s Ag Ambassador.”
The 2022 Ag Summit is hosted by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources and is being held on the South Dakota State University campus on June 22 and 23. The occasion is free, and attendance is open to all, nonetheless, pre-registration is required.
Past Governor’s Ag Ambassador recipients embody Jeff Lakner, Paul Casper, Roger Scheibe, Lake Area Tech, Michelle Rook, Dr. Bob Thaler, Brad Greenway, Mike Held, Jim Woster, and Dr. Dan Gee.
Ag Ambassadors are chosen on the next standards: offering visionary management to the South Dakota ag trade, function a champion of the state’s agricultural progress and prosperity, advocate for the accountable stewardship of livestock and land, spotlight the importance of the state of South Dakota and affect resolution makers to develop and implement sound agricultural insurance policies.
For extra info on or to preregister for the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Ag Summit, go to their website.