From protecting property rights to expanding markets, my administration is committed to developing the state's agricultural economy and give more young people the opportunity to thrive as farmers and ranchers.
Did you know that about 88,000 South Dakotans lack high-speed internet access? In 2019, the Legislature approved $5 million in grant money to bring internet access to underserved parts of the state.
Dakota State University in Madison is one of the most technologically-advanced universities in the Midwest. Our priority must be not only in training this cybersecurity workforce, but also in attracting or creating companies in South Dakota to keep our graduates here at home.
My Second Century Initiative is a strategy to increase resources for habitat management. As part of this plan, the Legislature approved $1 million to leverage additional funds from private donations and federal conservation programs, which will help establish real momentum for habitat.
I'm committed to using my microphone and my influence to educate people about the need for more foster families. The next generation of South Dakotans will not thrive if they don't have a home. A place to grow up. A family to love them.