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South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke farms near Conde, S.D., with his wife Melenie. The couple has four grown children, three of which work with Sombke on the farm. In November 2005, Sombke was elected President of the South Dakota Farmers Union and has served three consecutive terms. Before winning the presidency, he served as vice president from 1999-2001. He has also served as a delegate for SDFU at various national conventions and meetings. In addition, he has been a staunch citizen lobbyist for the organization at the local, state and national level. Never shy to back away from the responsibility of managing organizations, Sombke has served in a leadership capacity for the 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 has been awarded the Jaycees Outstanding Young Farmer Award at the local, state and national level for his work on behalf of the family farmer.