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Broadcaster Press 3 July 10, 2018 www.broadcasteronline.com New at Sizes 4lb-25lb ON SALE NOW From $5.99-$31.99 in Yankton Nutro Max Dog Foods Inclu grain ding pupp -free, y& formusenior las Natural Nutrition for Maximum Health • No chicken by-product meal • No corn, wheat or soy protein • No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives Finding Enjoyable, Well-Paying Work By Gov. Dennis Daugaard Work is an important part of personal fulfillment. True, most of us work because we must – to provide for ourselves and our families – but a job nevertheless gives us purpose. And when it’s work we enjoy that pays enough, well, that’s the goal. Unfortunately, many young people are struggling to find enjoyable, well-paying work. Some lack a degree or formal training – perhaps they went straight into the workforce after high school or started a program they didn’t finish. Even those who have degrees, though, often still have trouble finding meaningful work. For instance, of those who have a four-year degree, only 36 percent say their education prepared them for a job and more than half of recent graduates are unemployed or underemployed. It’s not for lack of jobs. According to U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, we now have more job openings than job seekers in America. A number of these jobs are higher paying, higher-skill jobs in areas like health care, cybersecurity and manufacturing. Unfortunately those look- ing for work often do not have the skills needed for these good jobs. The Western Governors’ Association has spent the last year studying this “skills gap,” holding webinars and workshops all across the West to identify solutions. This week as my term as chair of the Western Governors came to an end, I hosted my fellow governors in Rapid City where we released our report on workforce. The report lists ways states can enhance career opportunities for students, graduates and displaced workers. The recommendations include integrating state efforts, increasing the availability of training, expanding broadband access in rural communities and connecting education to careers. We need to ensure a degree isn’t the destination but a pathway to a job. That means providing students with better information and guidance so they can explore careers and make enlightened decisions about their futures. One way we’re doing this in South Dakota is through a pilot program called Career Launch. This program involving ten school districts pools resources to provide more career counseling and give students hands-on experience. For example, in Yankton, many high school seniors plan their schedules so that their traditional classes are compressed into half a day – morning or afternoon. During the other half of the day, the students work at a paid internship with a local employer. Each student receives high school credit, is paid at least $11 an hour, gains exposure to a career field and learns foundational skills – like how to arrive on time, dress appropriately and interact with customers and coworkers. During my first term, I would often say, “Workforce is a marathon, not a sprint.” But now, as I’m nearing the end of my time as governor, I am realizing it’s actually more like a relay race. Over the past seven years, we have initiated several strategies. Some have worked, some haven’t and some remain to be seen. Next year, when my time in office comes to an end, I will pass the baton, and hope our new leaders will continue the race. Roger Scheibe Receives 2018 Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award PIERRE, S.D. - Roger Scheibe of Brookings has been named the 2018 Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award recipient. The recognition will take place Thursday, July 12, at the annual Governor’s Agricultural Summit in Rapid City. Scheibe grew up on a dairy farm near Wolsey, South Dakota, and earned a B.S. in dairy science and manufacturing from South Dakota State University. He has worked as a dairy farmer, a dairy inspector, a director of dairy development programs for South Dakota and an agricultural lender for First Bank and Trust. From 2009 until his retirement in 2017, he served as Industry Relations Manager for the Midwest Dairy Association in South Dakota, as well as the Executive Director of the South Dakota Dairy Producers Association. Key Achievements of the Ag Ambassador: • Provides visionary leadership to South Dakota’s agricultural industry. • Champions growth and prosperity of the state’s number one industry. • Advocates for agricultural practices and responsible stewardship of livestock and land. • Highlights the sig- nificance of South Dakota agriculture to our global food system. • Influences decision makers to develop and implement sound agricultural policies. “Whether assisting at a Breakfast on the Farm event or helping a family expand their farm to allow their child to come back home, Roger has been a great advocate for the dairy industry,” stated South Dakota deputy secretary of agriculture Kyle Holt. “His passion has helped to shape the future of the dairy industry and agriculture in South Dakota.” SD Retirement System Receives National Recognition PIERRE, S.D. – The Society of Actuaries has selected the South Dakota Retirement System as a winning Retirement 20/20 Model, awarding the state with a $10,000 prize. SDRS was one of four designs honored by the group for its ingenuity in handling risk, governance, and administration and for being a design that is understandable to its stakeholders. “This recognition is well earned by the SDRS Board. The South Dakota Retirement System has been solidly funded for decades. We do not have unfunded liabilities and SDRS pro- If You Read This... You Know Advertising Pays! Call the Broadcaster at 605-624-4429 or stop by to place your ad today! vides excellent benefits while operating with fixed funding at a low cost,” Gov. Dennis Daugaard said. Retirement 20/20 is the Society of Actuaries’ ongoing initiative to align retirement systems with the economic and demographic needs of the 21st Century. As part of its initiative, the Society last fall called for models on governmental pension designs. The group chose South Dakota’s plan based on recently passed legislation, the fund’s financial condition and investment performance. The Pew Charitable Trusts also recently recog- nized the state’s retirement system as one of two best-funded public pension plans in the nation. SDRS funded 97 percent of the plan’s accrued liabilities in 2016 and 100 percent of liabilities in 2017. To learn more about the Ag Ambassador Award visit https://bit.ly/1jyOPZS. To register for summit go to http://sdagsummit.com. Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect and preserve South Dakota agriculture for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 3x ...the Value DENR Accepting Applications For Water Quality Projects PIERRE – The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is accepting applications through Oct. 1 for projects eligible for federal Clean Water Act, Section 319 nonpoint source control grants. Eligible applicants include governmental agencies; state government subdivisions, such as conservation districts, water development districts, counties and municipalities; universities; certain nonprofit organizations; and federally recognized Indian tribes. Other groups may participate by applying through one of the eligible entities as a project partner. Entities interested in applying for Section 319 grant funds by the Oct. 1 deadline are encouraged to contact DENR at (605) 773-4254 or obtain application guidance at http://denr.sd.gov/dfta/wp/319.aspx. This federal Environmental Protection Agency grant requires 40 percent local match. Section 319 of the federal Clean Water Act provides grants to reduce water pollution from nonpoint sources, such as polluted runoff from urban, agricultural and forest lands. DENR historically has used the Section 319 funds primarily to develop and implement projects designed to reduce nonpoint source pollution to meet Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). South Dakota water bodies in need of TMDLs are listed in the “2018 Integrated Report for Surface Water Quality Assessment.” A copy of the report is available from the DENR website at http:// denr.sd.gov/documents/18irfinal.pdf. Nonpoint source pollution originates from many sources, including heavily fertilized lawns, urban runoff that carries street and pet wastes, agricultural fields, small livestock operations and natural sources, such as highly erosive soils. The primary nonpoint source pollutants in South Dakota are sediment, phosphorus, nitrogen and E. coli bacteria. Motorized Boats Allowed On Swan Lake In Turner County Again PIERRE, S.D. – Effective July 4 at 8 a.m. CT, the temporary restriction on the use of motorized boats on Swan Lake in Turner County will be lifted as flood waters on the lake have continued to recede. Last week, an order was put in place by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks at the request of homeowners who live on Swan Lake as a means to protect private property that was inundated by high water. Boaters, anglers and other recreational users are once again allowed to use motorized boats on Swan Lake in Turner county, located southeast of Sioux Falls. WEEKLY MEAT SPECIALS Fresh 81% Lean Ground Beef ................$179 Fresh Whole Ribeyes.....................................$649 lb. lb. 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