MARCH 17, 2022

SDDP Applauds Appointment of Steve Dick as FSA Director

The South Dakota Democratic Party (SDDP) applauds the appointment of Steve Dick as South Dakota Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Director. 

“I am pleased Steve Dick has been appointed as the State Director of the South Dakota Farm Services Agency. Steve’s deep experience in agriculture makes him the right choice for this role. South Dakotans will be well-served with Steve at the helm of our Farm Service Agency,” said SDDP Chair Randy Seiler. 

Steve Dick has served as the Executive Director of Ag United for South Dakota since January 2005. In this capacity, he worked with the South Dakota Farm Bureau, South Dakota Cattlemen, South Dakota Pork Producers, South Dakota Soybeans, South Dakota Corn Growers, South Dakota Dairy Producers, and the South Dakota Poultry Industries Association to organize events and activities connecting consumers with South Dakota farm and ranch families.  

Before joining Ag United, Steve served on Senator Tom Daschle’s staff for a total of ten years in South Dakota and Washington, DC. In his last position with Senator Daschle he served as the Agriculture Outreach Coordinator.   

A native of southeastern South Dakota, Steve operates his family’s farm near Canistota in McCook County where he grows corn, soybeans and feeds cattle. He has served on the boards for East Dakota Water Development District; South Dakota Ag Foundation; East Dakota Education Foundation; Sioux Valley Energy Operation Round-Up; and the West Central School District. He is a graduate of the University of South Dakota. Steve and his wife, Jeanne, reside in Hartford and are the parents of two children, Truman, a student at the University of South Dakota, and Eleanor, a student at West Central High School.