Pride of Dakota Day
WHEREAS, North Dakota is a leader in the production of quality agriculture and home-crafted products for the United States and the world, and the Pride of Dakota program serves as an important marketing tool for North Dakota companies that are competing in a global market; and
WHEREAS, Pride of Dakota is celebrating 27 years of helping North Dakota businesses develop and expand domestic and foreign markets for their products; and
WHEREAS, the Pride of Dakota program has more than 500 active and associate members that are competing in the global marketplace and making important contributions to North Dakota’s economy; and
WHEREAS, North Dakotans are encouraged to recognize the state’s food industry and to show their pride in and appreciation for those who produce and process the food we eat.
NOW, THEREFORE, as Governor of the State of North Dakota, I do hereby proclaim March 2012, PRIDE OF DAKOTA MONTH, and March 20, 2012, PRIDE OF DAKOTA DAY in the state of North Dakota.