SD Stockgrowers invite all to June Quarterly in Philip
South Dakota Stockgrowers Association has made plans to hold the 2009 June Quarterly in Philip, SD at the 73 Saloon Hall on June 9th and 10th according to Stockgrower Executive Director Margaret Nachtigall. She stated “Everyone is invited and urged to attend.” She added “The purpose of Quarterly Committee meetings is to enable farmers, ranchers and businesses in our small towns a chance to meet with Stockgrower directors with any concerns, problems, ideas they have so we can all work together in an effort to preserve and protect our rural heritage.”
Nachtigall briefly outlined the meeting as follows: “The meetings begin on June 9th with registration at 8:00 AM at the 73 Hall, 207 East Oak St. All committee meetings (unless stated otherwise) will be held on June 9th at the 73 Hall beginning with Animal Health and ID, at 9:00 AM – Chaired by Region 1 Vice President, Bill Kluck, Mud Butte; followed by Property Rights at 10:00 chaired by Craig Shaver, Sturgis; and Trade Committee at 10:00, on the Patio, chaired by Mike Maher, Isabel; Federal Lands Committee, chaired by Stockgrower member Mark Tubbs, Edgemont will commence at 11:00 AM.
Lunch break is at 12:00 sharp with everyone dining at the place of their choice.
The Brand & Theft Committee with Chairman Bill Hutchinson, White River, will begin at 1:00 PM; followed at 2:00 PM by the Education/Taxation/Legislation Committee chaired by Chance Davis, Belle Fourche. Shane Kolb, Meadow will chair the Marketing Committee at 2:30; with an ice tea/coffee break at 3:30.
We come together again at 4:00 PM for the Wildlife Management Committee chaired by Mark DeVries, Belvidere; and at 4:45 the Ag & Natural Resources Committee chaired by Linda Gilbert, Buffalo finishes the day’s round of meetings.
Supper is available as a cook-your-own-steak at the 73 Saloon Hall at 6:00 PM followed by an interesting presentation by R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard, Billings MT.
The Board of Directors Meetings is planned for 9:00 AM, June 10 at the 73 Saloon Hall. Again, this is an open meeting with Silvia Christen presenting information on organizational strategies and fund raising.
District 9 Director Chuck O’Connor, Philip said “The town of Philip is proud to host this Stockgrower meeting which gives the local area folks a good chance to take part in, and ask questions of, the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association.”
The following businesses are sponsors: All Star Auto & B&B Sales; Cattle Business Weekly; First National Bank; Farm Bureau Financial Services, Glenn Parsons; Grossenburg Implement, Inc; Haakon County Abstract Company; Les’ Body Shop; Midwest Cooperatives; Morrison’s Pit Stop; Moses Building Center, Inc.; Philip Livestock Auction; Pizza Etc, LLP; Ravellette Publications; Rock & Roll Lanes; Tri-State Livestock News; Whistle Hill Flowers; Zeeb Pharmacy, Inc; and two anonymous donors.
Nachtigall said “The business places in Philip have been very generous with sponsorships, and that the Stockgrowers Association is indeed pleased to be able to bring the June Quarterly to Philip”