Contact Information:

District # and NameCity and Phone
President
Doug Sombke

Conde
350-4211

District 2
Lisa Snedeker 


Woonsocket 
770-7778 

District 4
David Reis

Reliance 
234-6247
District 6
Lynn Frey

Lemmon
374-5195
District 7
Chad Johnson

Groton
395-7711
District # and NameCity and Phone

Vice President
Wayne Soren

Lake Preston
847-4548
District 1
Mike Miller


Freeman
925-4455
District 3
Gail Temple 

Clark 
532-5738 
District 5
Dallis Basel

Union Center
985-5205

SDFU President


Doug Sombke 

(605) 350-4211
dsombke@sdfu.org

In 1978, Doug Sombke made the decision to farm fulltime shortly after marrying his wife, Melenie. Times were tough. But, he was determined to make a go of it.

Along with farming, the couple raised four children; Brett, Nikki, Bryce and Bryan.

Times are tough again in agriculture. But, Doug's determination remains strong as ever. Today, his three grown sons take care of the day-to-day farm responsibilities so that this fourth-generation Conde crop and cattle producer can serve as President of South Dakota Farmers Union. Doug has served as President since 2005-supporting South Dakota's family farmers and ranchers and giving them a strong voice in Pierre and DC.

In 2017, Doug was elected to serve as president of Farmers Union Industries, an organization that owns several agribusinesses whose profits help fund the operations of five state Farmers Union organizations as well as National Farmers Union.

Always one to stand up for what he believes is right, before Doug served as President of SDFU, he served as Vice President from 1999 to 2001 and served in a leadership capacity for East River Ropers, Ferney Centennial, Brown County Weed Board, St. John's Lutheran Church, Ferney Farmers Union Cooperative, and the Brown County Farmers Union. In recognition of his efforts, Sombke was awarded the Jaycees Outstanding Young Farmer Award at the local, state and national level for his work on behalf of the family farmer.