Save the Date!

128th Annual Convention and Trade Show

Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 2019!

Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn – Rapid City

Sponsor Registration Form

Guest Registration Form

We have some exciting new features that will undoubtedly make this our best convention yet.  We are excited to announce new dates of October 31 & November 1, 2019.  Also, we are very confident our new host the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn – Rapid City, offers first class facilities and service.

Our convention is traditionally attended by around 200 ranchers from across South Dakota.  As always, we will offer you a great opportunity to showcase your business in a personal and intimate setting for the duration of our convention.  Past sponsors have really appreciated the unique opportunities to connect with customers not only at our structured events and trade show, but also at our hospitality room, social hours, pub crawl, and banquet.  We encourage you to take part in each of these opportunities.  Additionally, associate members and convention sponsors get special advertising discounts for our magazine year-round. The SDSGA prides itself on creating the best possible convention for you to promote your business in any way possible. 

Sponsors click HERE for details of how you can best partner with us for this great event this fall.  Please complete the form and return it to our office no later than August 1, 2019 to ensure your participation and space.


Thursday, October 31, 2019

8:30 am – Registration and Trade Show Open

Morning Refreshments sponsored by Great Western Bank

9:45 am – Welcome – Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender Dakota Ballroom

9:50 am – Opening Remarks with President Gary Deering, Dakota Ballroom

10:00 am – Bill Bullard, CEO – R-CALF USA Black Hills Ballroom

          Sponsored by Fort Pierre Livestock

11:00 am – Lesley Coyle, Director of Property Tax Division – SD Dept. of Revenue Black Hills Ballroom

12:00 pm – Lunch with Dave Pratt, Ranch Management Consultants Dakota Ballroom Sponsored by Farm Credit Services

1:30 pm – Federal Lands Panel Black Hills Ballroom

Karen Budd-Falen – U.S. Department of Interior

Chase Adams, Senior Policy Director – American Sheep Industry Association

Jack Isaacs, Forest Supervisor – Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands

Bob Mountain – U.S. Forest Service

Lance Russel – SD State Senator – Association of National Grasslands

Afternoon Refreshments sponsored by KBHB Radio

2:45 pm – Washington DC Update, Black Hills Ballroom

Ryan Donnely, Legislative Assistant for Senator John Thune

Logan Penfield, Legislative Assistant for Senator Mike Rounds

John Weber, Senior Policy Advisor for Representative Dusty Johnson

4:00 pm – Trade Show Closes

5:00 pm – Mike’s Pub Crawl

         5:00 pm – Que Pasa, sponsored by Dakota Gold ProPellet

         5:45 pm – Firehouse Brewery, Sponsored by Cattle Business Weekly

         6:30 pm – Hotel Alex Johnson, Sponsored by Genex

7:00 pm – Hotel Alex Johnson Banquet Sponsored by CKP Insurance

Friday, November 1, 2019

7:00 am Committee Meetings as Scheduled by Chairman

8:00 am – Inspirational Breakfast with Father John Paul Trask, Dakota Ballroom Sponsored by First Interstate Bank

9:00 am – Animal Health Panel Black Hills Ballroom Sponsored by DeTye Vet Supply

Dr. Dale Groteleuchen

Dr. Dustin Oedekoven

Dr. Russ Daly

Dr. Julie Trask

Coffee Break Sponsored  by SD Game Fish and Parks

10:30 am – Marketing Panel Black Hills Ballroom Sponsored by Tri-State Livestock News

Rich Blair

Clint Ridley

Dr. Matt Diersen

Birch Negaard

Scott Varilek

12:00 pm – Lunch with Krayton Kerns, DVM – Author and MT State RepresentativeDakota Ballroom

Luncheon Sponsored by Dakotaland Feeds LLC

1:30 pm –  Dean John Killefer, SDSU College of Ag, Food, and Environmentas Sciences

SDSU Ice Cream Social, Dakota Ballroom

Visit the Trade Show Vendors to top off your ice cream

2:00 pm – Committee Reports – Black Hills Ballroom

3:30 pm – Lobbyist Report Jeremiah M. Murphy, Committee Chair Reports Black Hills Ballroom

4:00pm – SD Stockgrowers Association Annual Meeting, Black Hills Ballroom

         Policy Review and Discussion

         Election of Officers and Leadership, Business meeting

4:00 pm – Trade Show Closes

5:30pm – Buffalo Hardware and Ranch Supply Social Hour Dakota Ballroom

6:30pm – Awards and Recognition Banquet, Dakota Ballroom

          Honoring Pat Trask and Family

            Sponsored by Ag West Feeds

Followed by Live Auction Fundraiser, Nightcap & Cocktails sponsored by Crew Agency

Saturday Nov. 2

8:00am – Board of Directors Breakfast – Retiring and incoming board members and spouses are invited, all members welcome

9:00am – Board of Directors meeting


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