Four Eminent Leaders selected


BROOKINGS – The South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and College of Education and Human Sciences will recognize four individuals with the Eminent Leaders in Agriculture, Family and Community honor during a banquet on Sept. 20 at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center in Brookings. 

The 2019 Eminent Leaders in Agriculture, Family and Community are Donna Adrian of White River, Gary Cammack of Union Center, Lud Hohm of Yale and Ann Vostad of Volga. 

A social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with the program starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30, and reservations can be made until Sept. 5 at the Office of the Dean of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, Berg Agricultural Hall 131, SDSU, Brookings, S.D., 57007 or by calling 688-4148. 

Established in 1927, the Eminent Leaders in Agriculture, Family and Community Award Program (formerly known as the Eminent Farmer/Rancher and Homemaker Award Program) recognizes South Dakota citizens for contributions of leadership and service on the local, state and national level. 

Each year SDSU selects four individuals to honor based on confidential nominations. The nominations are reviewed, and honorees are recommended by a committee of faculty members, administrators, SDSU Extension personnel and past recipients. The honorees are approved by the deans of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and College of Education and Human Sciences.

The honorees’ photos join the more than 300 portraits of Eminent Leaders in Agriculture, Family and Community that are displayed in the “Hall of Fame” portrait gallery located in Berg Agricultural Hall on the campus of SDSU.

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