WATERTOWN - Farmers from the Conde and Lake Preston areas have been elected to lead the South Dakota Farmers Union.

KWAT radio reports that Doug Sombke of the Conde area was re-elected as president of the Farmers Union on Saturday during the 98th annual state convention held Aberdeen.

Wayne Soren, a Lake Preston-area farmer, was elected vice president of the organization

Sombke has been president of the Huron-based statewide organization since 2005. He'll serve a two-year term.

Soren was appointed to the position of vice president in 2011 after former vice president Larry Birgen of Beresford resigned to take a position with the state Farm Service Agency Committee. Soren will also serve a two-year term.

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