Shelby Kraemer Joins USDA Rural Development

Tammi Schone
South Dakota
Release Date
Jul 20, 2015
Shelby Kraemer

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development South Dakota Acting State Director Bruce Jones recently announced that Shelby Kraemer has joined the South Dakota USDA Rural Development team as a loan assistant and will be stationed in the Mitchell Office. 

“Kraemer has joined the USDA Rural Development team under the Pathways Recent Graduate Program.  I’m excited for the opportunity to bring new faces to the agency and help them to succeed in making South Dakota a better place through the many programs we offer,” said Jones.

Kraemer majored in finance and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota.  She is a native of Milbank. Prior to joining the Rural Development team, she worked as a teller in Sioux Falls. Recently, she got married to her husband, Kyle.  

“I look forward to learning the various programs the Agency uses to carry out its mission to bring economic opportunity and enhanced quality of life to rural communities and residents in South Dakota, and to utilize my education to help carry out that mission,” said Kraemer. 

USDA Rural Development in South Dakota has offices in Aberdeen, Huron, Mitchell, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Watertown, and Yankton.  For more information, visit the USDA Rural Development website at

The Administration’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. These investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values.