South Dakota Beef Industry Council Meeting slated for Nov. 23 |

South Dakota Beef Industry Council Meeting slated for Nov. 23

PIERRE- (November 9, 2015) Directors and staff of the South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) invite the public to attend their quarterly meeting on November 23, 2015 at the Ramkota Convention Center in Pierre, SD. for committee meetings, as well as the organization’s full board of directors’ quarterly meeting.

Meetings will begin at 8:00 am with a presentation on the National Research Priorities, staff program updates, committee reports, and a U.S. Meat Export Federation update. All beef producers are welcome to attend SDBIC committee and board meetings and are asked to RSVP by November 18th to Director of Industry Relations Tracey Walsh at 605-224-4722 or so that lunch and hotel accommodations can be made.

The public is welcome to attend a meet and greet social for Suzanne Geppert, SDBIC Executive Director on Sunday evening at 7:00 pm prior to the board of directors’ meeting at the Ramkota Convention Center, Gallery D and E.

The SDBIC collects and administers the $1 beef checkoff on cattle sold in South Dakota. Checkoff dollars are utilized strictly for promotion, education or research programs. Fifty cents of every dollar is directed to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board for programs on the national level. The SDBIC retains 50 cents, which is invested in additional national programs or in-state programs.

The SDBIC is comprised of three representatives from eight agricultural organizations: SD Beef Breeds Council, SD Cattlemen’s Association, SD Cattlemen’s Auxiliary, SD CattleWomen, SD Farm Bureau, SD Farmers Union, SD Livestock Auction Market Association and SD Stockgrowers Association.

–South Dakota Beef Industry Council