The word “sustainability” has become the latest buzzword in the agriculture industry. SDSU Ag Day 2021 will showcase how we are “Ag Proud: Sustaining the Future.” This event will consist of a panel of experts who will each speak on the topic of sustainability. Attendees will leave with an enhanced knowledge of regenerative agricultural practices, a better understanding of sustainability itself and insight into how those in the industry shed light on the benefits of such practices. Join us on April 22 at 6 p.m. in the SDSU Student Union Volstorff Ballroom or online at the link below.
- Lyle Perman
Lyle is a fourth-generation South Dakota Rancher from Lowry, SD. He graduated from SDSU in '77. He and his wife, Garnet, established Rock Hills Ranch. Being both a Rancher and Insurance expert has given Perman a unique perspective on how U.S. policy plays out on land practices. Perman frequently speaks on ranch management practices and their impact on the ecosystem. He is an active proponent of conservation –especially as it relates to soil health and grassland sustainability. In 2014, RHR was honored with both the South Dakota Aldo Leopold Conservation Award and the National Environmental Stewardship Award from the National Cattleman’s Beef Association. The Ranch is also used as an educational resource to teach about ranch life and regenerative agriculture. Perman hopes that his love and stewardship of this land will continue to lengthen from generation to generation.
- Brian and Jamie Johnson
Brian Johnson is a fourth-generation farmer who runs a diversified no-till crop and cow/calf operation near Frankfort with his children and wife, Jamie. With crops consisting of a rotation of corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, barley, millet and cover crops being the Johnsons’ primary focus, they are discovering the increasing value of implementing a variety of soil health management practices.
- Jared Knock
Jared has a deep background in agriculture. He is now a part-owner of the diversified livestock and crop farm that he grew up on near Willow Lake, SD. Jared earned his Animal Science degree from SDSU. In 2011, Jared and his wife Kati moved back to South Dakota to start Dakota Vision Ag, Inc. which they continue to operate. Jared also works at Millborn Seeds in Business Development where he gets to put his conservation and agricultural knowledge to work benefitting producers.