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Delina Nagel honored by Dakota Southern Cattlemen’s Association

Courtesy photo/Dakota Southern Cattlemen's ADelina Nagel, right, accepts the 2011 Dakota Southern Cattlemen's Association Woman of the Year Award to an emotional standing ovation from the crowd. Presenting the award is Dakota Southern Cattlemen's Chairman Keith Dvoracek.

Ranchers may be busy with calving season these days, but members of the Dakota Southern Cattlemen’s Association took a break on the evening of March 26, 2011 at the Legion Hall in Tripp, SD for the group’s annual banquet.

The Dakota Southern Cattlemen’s Association is an affiliate of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association (SDCA), and the emcee for the evening was Bryan Nagel, who served as the 2010 SDCA president. A prime rib supper with all of the fixings was provided for more than 130 ranchers in the area.

On the evening agenda, the group recognized a few individuals with special awards. Chairman and president Keith Dvoracek helped Nagel pass out the certificates of achievement to the honorees, with vice chairman Chad Cooper, secretary and treasurer Todd Bietz, and SDCA Membership and Communications Director Cayla Christiansen in attendance to help the banquet run smoothly.

Cody Cuka earned a $500 FFA scholarship award, sponsored by the Stockmen’s Livestock Market located in Yankton, SD. Also recognized was the Yankton Livestock Auction as the 2010 Dakota Southern Cattlemen’s Agriculture Business of the Year.

Finally, Nagel introduced the 2011 Dakota Southern Cattlemen’s Association Woman of the Year, Delina Nagel, who is also his mother. Nagel is from Springfield, SD and is a decorated cattle woman, whose passion and dedication to the industry is evident through her past achievements and projects.

Delina was instrumental in helping to establish the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Auxiliary, a group focused on beef promotion and education throughout the state. The group was created to help rancher’s wives get active and is now open to anyone interested in getting involved with sharing the agriculture story. Projects of the Auxiliary include promotions at Huset’s Speedway, baseball games and running events.

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Beef Bucks is another focus of the group, which is a joint effort of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association and the Cattlemen’s Auxiliary. Beef Bucks is a non-profit organization poised to promote the beef industry as well as educate the general public about beef. The “Beef Buck” itself comes in two forms; a pre-paid check or a VISA debit card that can be redeemed at a wide variety of locations across the country. Since the formation of Beef Bucks, Inc. in 1997, thousands of pounds of beef in numerous forms have been purchased via Beef Bucks. For more information, check out http://www.beefbucks.org.

Among her finest achievements is Delina’s commitment to youth. She has been active in coaching and mentoring students participating in the South Dakota Beef Ambassador Progam, which encourages youth to become advocates for the beef industry, educating consumers about beef nutrition, food safety and stewardship practices. Nagel remains active in the program, serving on the committee to help organize the state’s annual contest. The 2011-2011 South Dakota Beef Ambassador Contest will be held on July 22, 2011 in Huron, SD in conjunction with the South Dakota Summer Spotlight. For more information on this program, check out http://www.nationalbeefambassador.org.

As Bryan Nagel described his mother’s achievements to the crowd, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Currently, Delina Nagel is in a battle with cancer, a fight that her friends and family are confident she will beat. Nagel hasn’t let the cancer get her down, and she works to stay actively involved in her many projects. She was honored with a standing ovation as she walked up front to accept her award.

“Without further ado, help me congratulate my mom, Delina Nagel, as the 2011 Dakota Southern Cattlemen’s Association Woman of the Year,” said Bryan Nagel.

The evening concluded with a speech on the state of the beef industry from Bryan Nagel as well as additional evening entertainment. The friendship and fellowship of the evening’s events were enjoyed by those in attendance.

“I encourage all of you to become members of the SDCA,” Nagel said in his final comments. “Your membership dollars help us to work 365 days a year in Pierre and in Washington D.C. on issues that are important to you. We are closely watching the Humane Society of the U.S. South Dakota is ranked last on the list of states for our animal welfare laws. That puts a big bullseye on our backs. This year, things were pretty quiet, but they fought our rights as hunters to shoot prairie dogs and coyotes. Help us do our jobs in protecting you.”

Great food, a dynamic crowd and high achieving local businesses, students and cattle women were the theme of the Dakota Southern Cattlemen’s Annual Banquet, which served as a nice break for the area ranchers in the middle of calving season.

Ranchers may be busy with calving season these days, but members of the Dakota Southern Cattlemen’s Association took a break on the evening of March 26, 2011 at the Legion Hall in Tripp, SD for the group’s annual banquet.

The Dakota Southern Cattlemen’s Association is an affiliate of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association (SDCA), and the emcee for the evening was Bryan Nagel, who served as the 2010 SDCA president. A prime rib supper with all of the fixings was provided for more than 130 ranchers in the area.

On the evening agenda, the group recognized a few individuals with special awards. Chairman and president Keith Dvoracek helped Nagel pass out the certificates of achievement to the honorees, with vice chairman Chad Cooper, secretary and treasurer Todd Bietz, and SDCA Membership and Communications Director Cayla Christiansen in attendance to help the banquet run smoothly.

Cody Cuka earned a $500 FFA scholarship award, sponsored by the Stockmen’s Livestock Market located in Yankton, SD. Also recognized was the Yankton Livestock Auction as the 2010 Dakota Southern Cattlemen’s Agriculture Business of the Year.

Finally, Nagel introduced the 2011 Dakota Southern Cattlemen’s Association Woman of the Year, Delina Nagel, who is also his mother. Nagel is from Springfield, SD and is a decorated cattle woman, whose passion and dedication to the industry is evident through her past achievements and projects.

Delina was instrumental in helping to establish the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Auxiliary, a group focused on beef promotion and education throughout the state. The group was created to help rancher’s wives get active and is now open to anyone interested in getting involved with sharing the agriculture story. Projects of the Auxiliary include promotions at Huset’s Speedway, baseball games and running events.

Beef Bucks is another focus of the group, which is a joint effort of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association and the Cattlemen’s Auxiliary. Beef Bucks is a non-profit organization poised to promote the beef industry as well as educate the general public about beef. The “Beef Buck” itself comes in two forms; a pre-paid check or a VISA debit card that can be redeemed at a wide variety of locations across the country. Since the formation of Beef Bucks, Inc. in 1997, thousands of pounds of beef in numerous forms have been purchased via Beef Bucks. For more information, check out http://www.beefbucks.org.

Among her finest achievements is Delina’s commitment to youth. She has been active in coaching and mentoring students participating in the South Dakota Beef Ambassador Progam, which encourages youth to become advocates for the beef industry, educating consumers about beef nutrition, food safety and stewardship practices. Nagel remains active in the program, serving on the committee to help organize the state’s annual contest. The 2011-2011 South Dakota Beef Ambassador Contest will be held on July 22, 2011 in Huron, SD in conjunction with the South Dakota Summer Spotlight. For more information on this program, check out http://www.nationalbeefambassador.org.

As Bryan Nagel described his mother’s achievements to the crowd, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Currently, Delina Nagel is in a battle with cancer, a fight that her friends and family are confident she will beat. Nagel hasn’t let the cancer get her down, and she works to stay actively involved in her many projects. She was honored with a standing ovation as she walked up front to accept her award.

“Without further ado, help me congratulate my mom, Delina Nagel, as the 2011 Dakota Southern Cattlemen’s Association Woman of the Year,” said Bryan Nagel.

The evening concluded with a speech on the state of the beef industry from Bryan Nagel as well as additional evening entertainment. The friendship and fellowship of the evening’s events were enjoyed by those in attendance.

“I encourage all of you to become members of the SDCA,” Nagel said in his final comments. “Your membership dollars help us to work 365 days a year in Pierre and in Washington D.C. on issues that are important to you. We are closely watching the Humane Society of the U.S. South Dakota is ranked last on the list of states for our animal welfare laws. That puts a big bullseye on our backs. This year, things were pretty quiet, but they fought our rights as hunters to shoot prairie dogs and coyotes. Help us do our jobs in protecting you.”

Great food, a dynamic crowd and high achieving local businesses, students and cattle women were the theme of the Dakota Southern Cattlemen’s Annual Banquet, which served as a nice break for the area ranchers in the middle of calving season.

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