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Jerry Oster wins 2024 Ag ambassador award

Jerry Oster wins 2024 Ag ambassador award

By Scout Nelson

Jerry Oster of Yankton has been named the 2024 Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award recipient. This recognition will take place on Wednesday, June 12, at the annual Governor’s Agricultural Summit in Huron.

Over his 49-year career at WNAX Radio Station, Oster became a trusted voice for the agricultural community in South Dakota and neighboring states.

“Jerry’s unwavering dedication to South Dakota agriculture is one most people in the industry aspire to match,” said Hunter Roberts, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resource (DANR).

His efforts in providing real-time updates on commodity markets, weather forecasts, and agricultural news have helped producers make informed decisions for their operations. His retirement in 2023 marked the end of an era of impactful communication.

The 2024 Ag Summit, hosted by DANR at the State Fairgrounds on June 12 and 13, will cover a range of topics important to agriculture today.

These include updates on Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS), ownership of agricultural land by foreign entities, and the latest on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).

The event, which promises engaging discussions and valuable insights, is open to all but requires pre-registration.

Past recipients of the Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award include notable figures and organizations such as Walt Bones, Jeff Lakner, and Lake Area Tech, all of whom have made significant contributions to the field.

As we add Jerry Oster to this esteemed list, his legacy continues to inspire agricultural communicators across the nation.

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