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Cattlemen’s Corner: SDCA events

It’s hard to believe that in another week summer will basically be half over, as it’s traditionally marked by the Fourth of July. With the cooler temps and gloomy weather, it seems as though we haven’t had much of a summer to even enjoy. Hopefully things will turn around and we’ll be back to normal temps soon.

We here at the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association (SDCA) have officially started our “busy” season, as the next two months are booked with events across the state.

Saturday, July 23 marks our 3rd annual Cowboy Olympics at the Thunderstik Lodge in Chamberlain. This continues to be a fun event where cattlemen can play a few games, relax and socialize. This year’s events include horseshoes, trap shooting, cow chip golf, and dummy roping. Teams consist of four people, but if you don’t have a team, don’t worry, we’ll get one together for you! I encourage you all to take a break and join us for Cowboy Olympics. If you’re interested in participating, contact the SDCA office at 605-945-2333.

You’ll want to join us on Friday, July 29 as we tour the Doud Ranch near Midland. Rick and Marlis Doud were the 2011 Leopold Conservation Award recipients and we’ll be honoring their outstanding stewardship practices with an awards presentation and tour of their ranch, led by Holistic Resource Management educator Wayne Berry. Be sure to RSVP to Judge Jessop by July 22 if you plan on attending at 605-280-0127.

In a time like this, when government agencies are breathing down our necks, it’s so important to stay up-to-date and informed on policy issues affecting your operation. That’s why SDCA officers and staff are attending National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Summer Conference, Aug. 1-4, in Orlando. One thing on everyone’s mind is the upcoming farm bill. Ag organizations across the state are beginning to think about the positions they will take on the upcoming debate, which is why it’s so important to find a group you like and support, and pay membership dues to them. Everyone has an opinion they like to share, so why not be a part of an association that can help make your voice heard by our delegates in D.C.? For just 25 cents a day, you can be a member of the SDCA and help us develop positions on the upcoming farm bill and develop policy leading into the 2012 Legislative Session. With the price of cattle, there’s no reason any of us can’t afford a quarter a day!

With the arrival of summer also come plenty of golf tournaments. Our McCook-Miner-Lake cattlemen’s affiliate is holding their annual T-Bone Open on Friday, July 8 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Madison Country Club. This three-man best ball tournament has a $50 entry fee, which includes 18 holes of golf, a T-Bone steak supper, door prizes and pin prizes. If you’d like to participate, contact Vicky Huls at 605-247-3258.

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On Aug. 20, the West Central cattlemen’s affiliate is hosting their annual golf tournament at the Lake Waggoner course in Philip. If you’d like to get a team signed up, contact Brad Bonhorst at 605-222-1066.

Don’t forget we also have beef booths at DakotaFest in Mitchell and at the South Dakota State Fair. If you’d like to purchase beef meal coupons in advance, contact Cayla at the SDCA office, 605-945-2333.

Hope to see you around at some of these events!

It’s hard to believe that in another week summer will basically be half over, as it’s traditionally marked by the Fourth of July. With the cooler temps and gloomy weather, it seems as though we haven’t had much of a summer to even enjoy. Hopefully things will turn around and we’ll be back to normal temps soon.

We here at the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association (SDCA) have officially started our “busy” season, as the next two months are booked with events across the state.

Saturday, July 23 marks our 3rd annual Cowboy Olympics at the Thunderstik Lodge in Chamberlain. This continues to be a fun event where cattlemen can play a few games, relax and socialize. This year’s events include horseshoes, trap shooting, cow chip golf, and dummy roping. Teams consist of four people, but if you don’t have a team, don’t worry, we’ll get one together for you! I encourage you all to take a break and join us for Cowboy Olympics. If you’re interested in participating, contact the SDCA office at 605-945-2333.

You’ll want to join us on Friday, July 29 as we tour the Doud Ranch near Midland. Rick and Marlis Doud were the 2011 Leopold Conservation Award recipients and we’ll be honoring their outstanding stewardship practices with an awards presentation and tour of their ranch, led by Holistic Resource Management educator Wayne Berry. Be sure to RSVP to Judge Jessop by July 22 if you plan on attending at 605-280-0127.

In a time like this, when government agencies are breathing down our necks, it’s so important to stay up-to-date and informed on policy issues affecting your operation. That’s why SDCA officers and staff are attending National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Summer Conference, Aug. 1-4, in Orlando. One thing on everyone’s mind is the upcoming farm bill. Ag organizations across the state are beginning to think about the positions they will take on the upcoming debate, which is why it’s so important to find a group you like and support, and pay membership dues to them. Everyone has an opinion they like to share, so why not be a part of an association that can help make your voice heard by our delegates in D.C.? For just 25 cents a day, you can be a member of the SDCA and help us develop positions on the upcoming farm bill and develop policy leading into the 2012 Legislative Session. With the price of cattle, there’s no reason any of us can’t afford a quarter a day!

With the arrival of summer also come plenty of golf tournaments. Our McCook-Miner-Lake cattlemen’s affiliate is holding their annual T-Bone Open on Friday, July 8 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Madison Country Club. This three-man best ball tournament has a $50 entry fee, which includes 18 holes of golf, a T-Bone steak supper, door prizes and pin prizes. If you’d like to participate, contact Vicky Huls at 605-247-3258.

On Aug. 20, the West Central cattlemen’s affiliate is hosting their annual golf tournament at the Lake Waggoner course in Philip. If you’d like to get a team signed up, contact Brad Bonhorst at 605-222-1066.

Don’t forget we also have beef booths at DakotaFest in Mitchell and at the South Dakota State Fair. If you’d like to purchase beef meal coupons in advance, contact Cayla at the SDCA office, 605-945-2333.

Hope to see you around at some of these events!

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