Jason Frerichs

District 8, Chairman
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Jason is a fourth generation farmer/rancher who raises soybeans, corn, wheat, alfalfa and beef cattle near Wilmot, SD. The farm is operated by Jason and his brother Aaron along with their parents Kent and Faye and brother Ryan. Jason and his wife Ashley have a two year old daughter Elizabeth. He served ten years in the state legislature before being term-limited in 2018. During his time in Pierre he was part of the team effort to identify funding for the new Raven Precision Agriculture Building at our Land Grant University. Jason is passionate about the potential for increased uses of soy products for food consumption and industrial uses. Jason was appointed in 2019 by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to the United Soybean Board where he serves on the sustainability demand action team. FFA has played a crucial role in Jason’s career having served as a State FFA Officer along with being named the American Star in Agricultural Placement.