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MTI Instructor Honored

Monday, November 17, 2014

MTI FBM Instructor David Koupal was recently presented with the "Friend of Agriculture" Award from the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce at its annual ag appreciation banquet.  The Chamber said they present a "Producer of the Year" award annually, but their board said that Dave, who currently serves as the president of the Ag Committee at the Hot Springs Chamber, deserved recognition for all of his efforts to promote ag in the Hot Springs area. The Chamber noted that Dave was an integral fixture in the recovery from last year's storm.  The award was created specifically for Koupal this year.
 
Koupal, who previously worked as an Ag Technology instructor at MTI, relocated to the Black Hills a few years ago to expand the Farm Management program.  Since expanding the program to West River in 2012, he has enrolled nearly 30 ranchers in the MTI farm management program.

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