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SDSA Members to Hold Director Elections, Policy Discussions at Annual Meeting

Nov 25, 2015

Contact: Sarah Tveidt, Communications Director, 605.330.9942

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Join the South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) for their Annual Meeting on December 9 at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m., and SDSA members will have the opportunity to provide input on policy issues during the annual resolutions session, as well as participate in director elections.

SDSA to Hold Elections for 6 Director Positions
For director elections, there are six openings on the SDSA board. One director will be elected from each of the following districts: Two, Three, Six and three At-Large. All districts will be elected for a three-year term.


  • Directors must become a member of SDSA to hold a board seat.
  • Directors must live in a county from the district he or she is representing.
  • Directors must produce and market a minimum of 250 bushels of soybeans on an annual basis.

District Two includes the counties of: Clay, Lincoln, Turner and Union County.

District Three includes the counties of: Lake, McCook, Minnehaha and Moody County.

District Six includes the counties of: Clark, Codington, Grant, Day, Roberts and Marshall County.

At-Large directors can be soybean farmers from any county in the state of South Dakota who meet the requirements listed above.

Farmers interested in becoming an SDSA director can download the application form or contact the SDSA office at 605.330.0278 for more information. Applications are due to the SDSA office by December 7. Candidates may also be nominated at the SDSA Annual Meeting on December 9 provided that they complete an application.

Annual Meeting Features Center for Food Integrity Keynote
SDSA is excited to announce that Roxi Beck, director of the Center for Food Integrity, will deliver the keynote address at the SDSA Annual Meeting.

The Center for Food Integrity has been at the forefront of the national conversation and research on how to communicate about many topics including GMOs, animal rights vs welfare, antibiotics, hormones, food safety and labeling. With these topics becoming increasingly important to consumers, and therefore politicians, it is critical that the agriculture community understand what’s on the horizon and how to communicate about the issues. Most recently, the Center for Food Integrity was invited to address the Senate Ag Committee on GMO’s.

The SDSA Annual Meeting is open to the public. Contact the SDSA Office for more information at or 605.330.0278. SDSA extends their sincere appreciation to their valued Annual Meeting sponsors, Asgrow and Wheat Growers.