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Secretary of Ag Tom Vilsack joines Bill Zortman

by Mark Brown

South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch is a fixture in our It's YOUR Agri Business Show on Monday's 10-11 a.m..

However while Secretary Lentsch is mentioned, he and all of you can listen to an interview we just did with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on this morning's Show.

The Secretary explained why the country is fortunate that he is not a gardener trying to provide food to the nation. You and his family would starve.

What he did share was Ethanol plans and work to take it oversees. The next generation of farmers and what is being offered to help pass the land or buy land at low interest rates. The passage of the Farm Bill and some planks that you may not have known about.

Jodi Schwan, our friend with the Sioux Falls Business Journal did a story on Ag program surveying landowners about land development. Last fall Paul Kostboth, director of the division of agricultural development told us the story in our Ag Show. Paul and Jim Schmidt from Lincoln County will explain how it has developed 4200 cattle for the county.

Midwest Dairy joins us to talk about their concert with Joe Diffie, Sammy Kershaw and Aaron Tippen on March 25, 10-dollar donation to Feeding South Dakota will get you a pass at HyVee, Lewis Drug and First Bank and Trust are Involved.

Dr. Gregg Carlson, SDSU Extension Precision Farming Specialists  outlines the March 18th-19th Western Corn Belt Precision Ag conference for Sioux Falls at the Convention Center.

Travis and Roger Stark, Howalt McDowell explain Howalt University and where they are hearing from those clients on the road about Agriculture.

Plains Commerce Bank gives us the feel from Farm Lenders prospective.

The Ag Show, Producers and Consumers get the straight of it Monday 10-11.