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AG Show a Keeper--Meet a Golden Greenway, Deputy Secretary Wastweet, Pay It Forward Beranek and Highmore Victim, Peach Festival

by Bill Zortman

Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Trudy Wastweet ---just back from the Deadwood Ag Summit joined us in studio for the Monday It's YOUR Agri Business Show.

The show -- thanks to our own Mark Brown is available on Podcast for your listening pleasure.

Trudy explains the key points of the Summit that included the under Secretary of Agriculture from Washington -- making his first stop here since the cattle and livestock losses in the west.

She also introduced us to Brad Greenway ---yes THE GREENWAY family --- selected as the Agriculture Ambassador for South Dakota. Greenway and his wife Peg -- provide plenty of get up and go for the pork side of ag as well as any other project that they can handle. Greenway spent 100 days last year on the road promoting pork around the world.

His nephew is Chad Greenway --former Iowa Hawkeye player -- now with the Minnesota Vikings.

Roger DeRouchey--Plains Commerce Bank in Mitchell -- sang the praises as well for the Mitchell native --and for his contributions to Mitchell Tech.

Roger and Travis Starks -- Howalt McDowell shared the trends of having enough coverage and paying attention to conditions and available training thru Howalt University.

John Beranek---shared with us another one of the losses in the same wave that hit Wessington Springs. John Kutz who lives in Minneapolis and hunts with the Highmore family is helping collect funds to replace grain bins blew away in the June junk. Questions call Mr. Kutz at 612-600-4239.

Rock Nelson and John Belmont--shared the information about 46,000 producers in South Dakota are on 33,000 farms, working 43.3 million acres of the total land. Each South Dakota food producer raises enough food to feed 155 people. For Nelson --- our International Trade editor ---and even more important--International Trade Director for the city of Sioux Falls, Chamber, and South Dakota. It is another one in the series of guests Nelson has brought to our Ag Show. Thank you!!!

For the first time South Dakota is getting a Peach Festival --- mark the dates on your calendar July 26th and 27th...at Yankton Park. Lynn Albers were join us again on November 14th.