Save the Date!

126th Annual Convention and Tradeshow

September 21st-23rd, 2017

Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center

Rapid City, SD


Booth and Sponsorship DSC_4186Opportunities: 
2017 SDSGA Tradeshow Form


                                      2017 SDSGA Guest Registration Form


Hotel Reservations: Ramkota Hotel
605-343-8550 –
ask for the Stockgrowers rate!

See you in September!


Thursday, September 21, 2017

8:30am – Registration Opens and Tradeshow begins

9:30am – Welcome and Opening Remarks from President Bill Kluck

10am – Brand and Theft Committee Meeting, Bill Hutchinson, Chair Panel Discussion with SD Sheriff’s Assoc, SD Brand Board, and Dept. of Criminal Investigations

10:30am – SD Cattlewomen Business Meeting, Sylvan II SDCW members and interested women are invited join throughout the day.

11am – Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, SD State Veterinarian, Legion

11:30am – Nominating Committee meeting, Sylvan I

Luncheon: “Making the U.S. Cattle Industry Great Again”, Bill Bullard, CEO R-CALF USA

1:30pm – Assessing Value for Property Taxes, Dr. Matthew Elliot Presenting the results of a study regarding the fairness and process for assessing taxable value of land

2:30pm – Legislative Preview with South Dakota’s Leaders Senators Gary Cammack and Jason Frerichs, and Representatives Lee Qualm and Hermann Otten have been invited

4pm – Ag and Natural Resources Committee, Chair David Niemi. Sylvan I

4pm – Education, Taxation, Legislation Policy Meeting, Chair Chance Davis, Sylvan I

4:30pm – Dr. Angus McIntosh, Range Allotment Owners Association, Sylvan

4:30pm – Joint Animal ID and Animal Health Policy Meeting, Kenny Fox and Bill Kluck, Legion

6:00pm – Courtyard Social and Picnic Candidates for statewide offices have been invited including Gubernatorial candidates Marty Jackley, Terry LaFleur, Kristi Noem,  Billie Sutton, Attorney General candidates Jason Ravnsborg, Lance Russell, Congressional candidates Dusty Johnson, Tim Bjorkman



Friday, September 22, 2017

7:00am – Inspirational Breakfast

8:00 – Opportunities for International Marketing, Sylvan I Presentation from IMI Global regarding opportunities for verified marketing programs for international markets and niche marketing here at home

9:00am – Considering Risk Management tools, Matt Dierson, Legion Dr. Matt Dierson will explain the different risk management tools available through the USDA Farm Service Agency, including rainfall insurance, price insurance, and forage programs

10:00am – Wildlife Management Committee, Chairman Mark DeVries, Sylvan I SD Game Fish and Parks staff will discuss predator control programs.

11:30am – Luncheon and SDSU Ice-Cream Social SD Stockgrowers Region 7 Director Chance Anderson

12:30pm-Farm Bill and International Trade Update, Sheridan/Pactola
Lynn Tjeerdsma, Senior Policy Advisor to SD Senator John Thune (Invited)

2:00pm – Federal Lands Committee, Chairman Mark Tubbs, Sylvan I

Panel Discussion with leadership from Nebraska National Forest, Black Hills National Forest, and Bureau of Land Management

3:00pm – SD Stockgrowers Association Annual Meeting, Legion

Policy Review and Discussion

Election of Officers and Leadership Business meeting

5:30pm – Buffalo Hardware and Ranch Supply


6:30pm – Awards and Recognition Banquet

8:00pm – Live Auction Fundraiser



Saturday, September 23, 2017

8:00am – Directors Breakfast, Legion Retiring and incoming board members and spouses are invited

9:00am – Board of Directors meeting, Legion

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