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Ag social media contest begins today

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PIERRE, S.D.(KELO-AM) - The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is hosting a social media photo contest to celebrate South Dakota’s 125th year of statehood Thursday, July 3 through Friday, Aug. 8.

 

“Agriculture has been and remains South Dakota’s number one industry,” said Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch. “This contest is a creative way to share our heritage and celebrate the state’s hard working families in agriculture now and from years past.”

 

To enter, use the Instagram, Facebook or Twitter applications on your smartphone to post photos of South Dakota families working in agriculture. Use the following hashtag: #SDAgProud

 

Two winners will be randomly selected weekly from July 3 to Aug. 8. Weekly prizes include 125 years of South Dakota statehood lapel pins. The grand prize of two tickets to a South Dakota State Fair concert or event will be distributed the last week of the contest.

 

Winning photos will be displayed at Dakotafest and the South Dakota State Fair in Huron. Detailed rules can be found at http://sdda.sd.gov/office-of-the-secretary/outreach-programs/

 

For questions about the contest, please email Jamie Crew at jamie.crew@state.sd.us.

 

Agriculture is South Dakota's No. 1 industry, generating over $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 122,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online athttp://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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