Huron, S.D. (KELO AM) - Congresswoman Kristi Noem was named a “Friend of the Prairie” by the South Dakota Grassland Coalition. Noem was recognized for her work promoting sound conservation practices and her appointment to the 2014 Farm Bill Conference Committee.
“Farmers, ranchers and hunters have long been the pillar of conservation in America, and I am proud to carry on that tradition,” said Rep. Noem. “It is an honor to be named as a ‘Friend of the Prairie’ and I look forward to continuing this important work so future generations can enjoy native sod and grasslands as we do today.”
Jim Faulstich, Chairman of the South Dakota Grassland Coalition explained: “As a farmer, rancher, and hunter, Congresswoman Noem understands the importance of improving stewardship of our natural resources through sustainable and profitable management. She is truly a friend to our grasslands and South Dakota’s prairie.”
Noem was honored with the “Friend of the Prairie” award during the South Dakota State Fair in Huron. This is the first year the South Dakota Grassland Coalition has offered this award.