Wetlands Issues Public Forum

Date: Wednesday, July 30
Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Location: Dakota Events Center in Aberdeen (720 Lamont Street S.)

Farm Bureau is pleased to be a co-sponsor of an important public meeting on the topic of wetlands determinations.  We join SD Soybean, SD Corn, SD Farmers Union, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Senator Johnson, Senator Thune, and Congresswoman Noem in hosting this event.

Schedule of Events:

9:00 am -- Introductions by the panel
9:30 am to Noon -- Q&A session with the public

Panelists include:
-- Tom Christensen, Associate Chief of Operations for NRCS
-- Jeff Zimprich, State Conservationist for SD NRCS
-- Lynn Tjeerdsma, Senior Policy Analyst for Senator Thune
-- Rick Vallery, Field Representative for Congresswoman Noem

South Dakota farmers and the agriculture organizations involved in this meeting want a quality wetland delineation that is technically and procedurally correct, and done in a timely manner of less than 1 year from the date of the request.