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South Dakota Stockgrowers honored by Rasmussen family

The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association was honored with the presentation of an original oil painting by Bob Schryvers in memory of the late Skee Rasmussen during the Stockgrowers Convention. The painting depicts a horse and rider looking over the Badlands at sunset and was presented by the Rasmussen family.

Skee’s wife Jan and children, along with their families, were on hand to make the dedication. Jan presented the painting, saying “Skee looked at this painting often in his last weeks and we can’t think of a better place for it to hang than at the Stockgrowers office. Skee was always a dedicated member of the Stockgrowers and was very proud of his service to this organization.”

Skee Rasmussen spent his life ranching with his family near Belvidere and served as President of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association from 1986-1988. He became a member in 1956 and began serving on the Stockgrowers board of directors in 1974 overseeing several controversial movements with the State Brand Board and nationally with the beef checkoff in that time. Throughout his life, Skee served on a variety of local, state and national boards and committees always focused on service to his local community and the agriculture industry. In 1999 he was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame in recognition of his exceptional record of service to agriculture.

Past President Bob Johnson accepted the painting on behalf of the Stockgrowers and shared fond memories of working with Skee over their many years in leadership with the association. Johnson said, “Skee was someone who always threw his whole heart into his work. He helped me a lot when I was President of the Stockgrowers, and was a faithful, hardworking member of our organization. We were lucky to have him and are honored to have this painting to remember all that Skee did for us.”

The painting is on display at the South Dakota Stockgrowers office at 426 Saint Joseph Street in Rapid City.

The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association was honored with the presentation of an original oil painting by Bob Schryvers in memory of the late Skee Rasmussen during the Stockgrowers Convention. The painting depicts a horse and rider looking over the Badlands at sunset and was presented by the Rasmussen family.

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Skee’s wife Jan and children, along with their families, were on hand to make the dedication. Jan presented the painting, saying “Skee looked at this painting often in his last weeks and we can’t think of a better place for it to hang than at the Stockgrowers office. Skee was always a dedicated member of the Stockgrowers and was very proud of his service to this organization.”

Skee Rasmussen spent his life ranching with his family near Belvidere and served as President of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association from 1986-1988. He became a member in 1956 and began serving on the Stockgrowers board of directors in 1974 overseeing several controversial movements with the State Brand Board and nationally with the beef checkoff in that time. Throughout his life, Skee served on a variety of local, state and national boards and committees always focused on service to his local community and the agriculture industry. In 1999 he was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame in recognition of his exceptional record of service to agriculture.

Past President Bob Johnson accepted the painting on behalf of the Stockgrowers and shared fond memories of working with Skee over their many years in leadership with the association. Johnson said, “Skee was someone who always threw his whole heart into his work. He helped me a lot when I was President of the Stockgrowers, and was a faithful, hardworking member of our organization. We were lucky to have him and are honored to have this painting to remember all that Skee did for us.”

The painting is on display at the South Dakota Stockgrowers office at 426 Saint Joseph Street in Rapid City.

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