State agriculture secretary selected for fellowship program

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's agriculture secretary has been selected to serve as a fellow in a nationwide conference of state government leaders.

Department of Agriculture Secretary Lucas Lentsch is one of 48 state leaders from across the country that was selected for the Toll Fellowship Program sponsored by the Council of State Governments.

The annual seminar was founded in 1933 and seeks to develop the next generation of leaders from all three branches of state government. This year's program will be held from Aug. 28 to Sept. 2 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Lentsch was nominated for the program by Gov. Daugaard. He was selected from a national pool of applicants by a committee of elected and appointed state officials.

Past program graduates include governors, U.S. senators and members of Congress.


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