- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture has named a deputy secretary for the agency.

Department Secretary Lucas Lentsch announced Wednesday that Kyle Holt will serve in the position.

Holt worked most recently in U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem’s office in Rapid City.

Lentsch says the new deputy secretary knows about South Dakota’s agricultural industry.

Holt was raised on a family farm around Cresbard and graduated from South Dakota State University. Holt says he’s excited to be part of the agency.

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