Former Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin leads a list of featured speakers during the two-day event. Herseth Sandlin, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2004 to 2011, will speak about 8 p.m. Friday.
Other speakers at the convention include state Secretary of Agriculture Walt Bones, National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson, State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven and Joy Smolnisky of the South Dakota Budget and Policy Project.
Entertainment Friday evening will be farm comedian Jerry Carroll.
A panel discussion featuring experts from South Dakota public education discussing the future of education in the state will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.
For a full agenda, go to sdfu.org.