Growing up, I fell off my first horse at three years old. Although my mom always had Morgan horses and I was surrounded by horses my whole life, I was never able to overcome my fear (or allergies) to fully enjoy the wonderful animals the way my parents did. While I did "get back on the horse" (my parents wouldn't have it any other way), I envy those who are able to work with livestock everyday, and respect everything they do for our state.
Although my family would be considered hobby Ag enthusiasts, I grew up knowing a lot of South Dakota ranchers, going to brandings, and visiting with a lot of farming relatives when I'd spend Summers in Nebraska.
I was honored to be able to attend the ribbon cutting for the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo, and also be there for the announcement of Governor Noem's bill, SB 157.
I'm hoping that this bill will continue to streamline processes for our Ag producers in South Dakota. Take a look and tell me what you think.
You can find out more about the bill here: https://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=157&Session=2020