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The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association takes great pleasure in issuing this invitation to their Annual Trade Show and Convention. We invite ranchers and consumers alike to be on hand Sept. 9-10 the new Comfort Suites and Convention Center in Rapid City, SD (Elk Vale Road at I-90 Exit 61 across from McDonald’s and Wendy’s).

According to Stockgrowers’ President Kenny Fox from Belvidere, SD, Stockgrower past presidents will be honored Wednesday evening. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Following a 7:30 a.m. breakfast the Trade Show and Silent Auction opens with a large number of interesting and informative booths, each with a silent auction item to be bid on throughout the next two days.

Fox said “Colors will be presented at 8 a.m. and the first speaker of the day, Rick Vallery from Pierre, SD will speak to the Ag and Natural Resources Committee at 8:15.”

The Brand & Theft Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. and will have only an information and business meeting without a speaker this time.

Chuck Berdan from Belle Fourche with the BLM Lands & Wildlife Program will wind up the morning speakers at 10:45 a.m.

Fox said, “The Thursday noon luncheon, besides being a great barbequed beef meal, will be a busy and informative time. We have both gubernatorial candidates, Scott Heidepriem and Dennis Daugaard, as well as U.S. House candidate, Kristi Noem, coming to answer questions from the audience. We will also be introducing any of our Congressional Delegates or staff who will be attending at that time.”

Following the no-dessert luncheon folks can make their own ice cream sundaes with SDSU ice cream with toppings available at all vendor booths.

Fox explained “We have great speakers lined up for the afternoon including Blair Dunn, General Counsel for SD Department of Agriculture in the Federal Lands Committee at 2 p.m., followed by R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard in the Marketing Committee.”

Thursday concludes with a great new speaker, David Ostendorf, who is the Executive Director with the Center for New Community based in Chicago, IL.

On Friday morning, the day begins with David Ostendorf, who is also an ordained Minister, speaking at the Inspirational Breakfast at 7 a.m.

The Education/Taxation/Legislation Committee will be sponsoring Brad Redlin from the National Izaak Walton League Agriculture Program Director who was raised in Montana and now lives in Minnesota.

Fox said “For our Trade Committee speaker we have brought back, by popular demand, Mike Callicrate, a rancher, feeder and beef connoisseur from St. Francis, KS.”

At lunch time on Friday, local speaker and business owner Randy McKee of McKee Companies in Rapid City will speak. As Randy finishes up everyone will be waiting to hear whether they were high bidders on a large array of items which have been displayed at various vendor booths.

Our very capable speaker and director from the Property Rights Committee will be speaking at 1:30 p.m.. Following a short coffee and tea break, the Stockgrowers will begin their annual general membership meeting. This is very important in that it is where the members of the organization set the policies for the coming year. Every member has one vote which directs the organization. If there is any specific time throughout these two days that is extremely important, this is it.

The day comes to a close with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by a steak dinner recognition banquet and a presentation by a favorite of everyone – Bill Bullard CEO R-CALF USA. Bill is an extremely good speaker and always gives a great presentation full of documented facts.

The fun part of the convention is the live auction which takes place following the dinner.

Fox stated, “We’ll have Frank Bloom as our auctioneer. Frank does a great job of selling and always keeps bidders on their toes, and everyone has fun doing it.”

He continued, “On behalf of the Board of Directors and everyone who has a part in making this another successful, fun convention, we extend our heartfelt thanks and look forward to a great new year.”

The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association takes great pleasure in issuing this invitation to their Annual Trade Show and Convention. We invite ranchers and consumers alike to be on hand Sept. 9-10 the new Comfort Suites and Convention Center in Rapid City, SD (Elk Vale Road at I-90 Exit 61 across from McDonald’s and Wendy’s).

According to Stockgrowers’ President Kenny Fox from Belvidere, SD, Stockgrower past presidents will be honored Wednesday evening. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Following a 7:30 a.m. breakfast the Trade Show and Silent Auction opens with a large number of interesting and informative booths, each with a silent auction item to be bid on throughout the next two days.

Fox said “Colors will be presented at 8 a.m. and the first speaker of the day, Rick Vallery from Pierre, SD will speak to the Ag and Natural Resources Committee at 8:15.”

The Brand & Theft Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. and will have only an information and business meeting without a speaker this time.

Chuck Berdan from Belle Fourche with the BLM Lands & Wildlife Program will wind up the morning speakers at 10:45 a.m.

Fox said, “The Thursday noon luncheon, besides being a great barbequed beef meal, will be a busy and informative time. We have both gubernatorial candidates, Scott Heidepriem and Dennis Daugaard, as well as U.S. House candidate, Kristi Noem, coming to answer questions from the audience. We will also be introducing any of our Congressional Delegates or staff who will be attending at that time.”

Following the no-dessert luncheon folks can make their own ice cream sundaes with SDSU ice cream with toppings available at all vendor booths.

Fox explained “We have great speakers lined up for the afternoon including Blair Dunn, General Counsel for SD Department of Agriculture in the Federal Lands Committee at 2 p.m., followed by R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard in the Marketing Committee.”

Thursday concludes with a great new speaker, David Ostendorf, who is the Executive Director with the Center for New Community based in Chicago, IL.

On Friday morning, the day begins with David Ostendorf, who is also an ordained Minister, speaking at the Inspirational Breakfast at 7 a.m.

The Education/Taxation/Legislation Committee will be sponsoring Brad Redlin from the National Izaak Walton League Agriculture Program Director who was raised in Montana and now lives in Minnesota.

Fox said “For our Trade Committee speaker we have brought back, by popular demand, Mike Callicrate, a rancher, feeder and beef connoisseur from St. Francis, KS.”

At lunch time on Friday, local speaker and business owner Randy McKee of McKee Companies in Rapid City will speak. As Randy finishes up everyone will be waiting to hear whether they were high bidders on a large array of items which have been displayed at various vendor booths.

Our very capable speaker and director from the Property Rights Committee will be speaking at 1:30 p.m.. Following a short coffee and tea break, the Stockgrowers will begin their annual general membership meeting. This is very important in that it is where the members of the organization set the policies for the coming year. Every member has one vote which directs the organization. If there is any specific time throughout these two days that is extremely important, this is it.

The day comes to a close with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by a steak dinner recognition banquet and a presentation by a favorite of everyone – Bill Bullard CEO R-CALF USA. Bill is an extremely good speaker and always gives a great presentation full of documented facts.

The fun part of the convention is the live auction which takes place following the dinner.

Fox stated, “We’ll have Frank Bloom as our auctioneer. Frank does a great job of selling and always keeps bidders on their toes, and everyone has fun doing it.”

He continued, “On behalf of the Board of Directors and everyone who has a part in making this another successful, fun convention, we extend our heartfelt thanks and look forward to a great new year.”

The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association takes great pleasure in issuing this invitation to their Annual Trade Show and Convention. We invite ranchers and consumers alike to be on hand Sept. 9-10 the new Comfort Suites and Convention Center in Rapid City, SD (Elk Vale Road at I-90 Exit 61 across from McDonald’s and Wendy’s).

According to Stockgrowers’ President Kenny Fox from Belvidere, SD, Stockgrower past presidents will be honored Wednesday evening. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Following a 7:30 a.m. breakfast the Trade Show and Silent Auction opens with a large number of interesting and informative booths, each with a silent auction item to be bid on throughout the next two days.

Fox said “Colors will be presented at 8 a.m. and the first speaker of the day, Rick Vallery from Pierre, SD will speak to the Ag and Natural Resources Committee at 8:15.”

The Brand & Theft Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. and will have only an information and business meeting without a speaker this time.

Chuck Berdan from Belle Fourche with the BLM Lands & Wildlife Program will wind up the morning speakers at 10:45 a.m.

Fox said, “The Thursday noon luncheon, besides being a great barbequed beef meal, will be a busy and informative time. We have both gubernatorial candidates, Scott Heidepriem and Dennis Daugaard, as well as U.S. House candidate, Kristi Noem, coming to answer questions from the audience. We will also be introducing any of our Congressional Delegates or staff who will be attending at that time.”

Following the no-dessert luncheon folks can make their own ice cream sundaes with SDSU ice cream with toppings available at all vendor booths.

Fox explained “We have great speakers lined up for the afternoon including Blair Dunn, General Counsel for SD Department of Agriculture in the Federal Lands Committee at 2 p.m., followed by R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard in the Marketing Committee.”

Thursday concludes with a great new speaker, David Ostendorf, who is the Executive Director with the Center for New Community based in Chicago, IL.

On Friday morning, the day begins with David Ostendorf, who is also an ordained Minister, speaking at the Inspirational Breakfast at 7 a.m.

The Education/Taxation/Legislation Committee will be sponsoring Brad Redlin from the National Izaak Walton League Agriculture Program Director who was raised in Montana and now lives in Minnesota.

Fox said “For our Trade Committee speaker we have brought back, by popular demand, Mike Callicrate, a rancher, feeder and beef connoisseur from St. Francis, KS.”

At lunch time on Friday, local speaker and business owner Randy McKee of McKee Companies in Rapid City will speak. As Randy finishes up everyone will be waiting to hear whether they were high bidders on a large array of items which have been displayed at various vendor booths.

Our very capable speaker and director from the Property Rights Committee will be speaking at 1:30 p.m.. Following a short coffee and tea break, the Stockgrowers will begin their annual general membership meeting. This is very important in that it is where the members of the organization set the policies for the coming year. Every member has one vote which directs the organization. If there is any specific time throughout these two days that is extremely important, this is it.

The day comes to a close with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by a steak dinner recognition banquet and a presentation by a favorite of everyone – Bill Bullard CEO R-CALF USA. Bill is an extremely good speaker and always gives a great presentation full of documented facts.

The fun part of the convention is the live auction which takes place following the dinner.

Fox stated, “We’ll have Frank Bloom as our auctioneer. Frank does a great job of selling and always keeps bidders on their toes, and everyone has fun doing it.”

He continued, “On behalf of the Board of Directors and everyone who has a part in making this another successful, fun convention, we extend our heartfelt thanks and look forward to a great new year.”

The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association takes great pleasure in issuing this invitation to their Annual Trade Show and Convention. We invite ranchers and consumers alike to be on hand Sept. 9-10 the new Comfort Suites and Convention Center in Rapid City, SD (Elk Vale Road at I-90 Exit 61 across from McDonald’s and Wendy’s).

According to Stockgrowers’ President Kenny Fox from Belvidere, SD, Stockgrower past presidents will be honored Wednesday evening. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Following a 7:30 a.m. breakfast the Trade Show and Silent Auction opens with a large number of interesting and informative booths, each with a silent auction item to be bid on throughout the next two days.

Fox said “Colors will be presented at 8 a.m. and the first speaker of the day, Rick Vallery from Pierre, SD will speak to the Ag and Natural Resources Committee at 8:15.”

The Brand & Theft Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. and will have only an information and business meeting without a speaker this time.

Chuck Berdan from Belle Fourche with the BLM Lands & Wildlife Program will wind up the morning speakers at 10:45 a.m.

Fox said, “The Thursday noon luncheon, besides being a great barbequed beef meal, will be a busy and informative time. We have both gubernatorial candidates, Scott Heidepriem and Dennis Daugaard, as well as U.S. House candidate, Kristi Noem, coming to answer questions from the audience. We will also be introducing any of our Congressional Delegates or staff who will be attending at that time.”

Following the no-dessert luncheon folks can make their own ice cream sundaes with SDSU ice cream with toppings available at all vendor booths.

Fox explained “We have great speakers lined up for the afternoon including Blair Dunn, General Counsel for SD Department of Agriculture in the Federal Lands Committee at 2 p.m., followed by R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard in the Marketing Committee.”

Thursday concludes with a great new speaker, David Ostendorf, who is the Executive Director with the Center for New Community based in Chicago, IL.

On Friday morning, the day begins with David Ostendorf, who is also an ordained Minister, speaking at the Inspirational Breakfast at 7 a.m.

The Education/Taxation/Legislation Committee will be sponsoring Brad Redlin from the National Izaak Walton League Agriculture Program Director who was raised in Montana and now lives in Minnesota.

Fox said “For our Trade Committee speaker we have brought back, by popular demand, Mike Callicrate, a rancher, feeder and beef connoisseur from St. Francis, KS.”

At lunch time on Friday, local speaker and business owner Randy McKee of McKee Companies in Rapid City will speak. As Randy finishes up everyone will be waiting to hear whether they were high bidders on a large array of items which have been displayed at various vendor booths.

Our very capable speaker and director from the Property Rights Committee will be speaking at 1:30 p.m.. Following a short coffee and tea break, the Stockgrowers will begin their annual general membership meeting. This is very important in that it is where the members of the organization set the policies for the coming year. Every member has one vote which directs the organization. If there is any specific time throughout these two days that is extremely important, this is it.

The day comes to a close with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by a steak dinner recognition banquet and a presentation by a favorite of everyone – Bill Bullard CEO R-CALF USA. Bill is an extremely good speaker and always gives a great presentation full of documented facts.

The fun part of the convention is the live auction which takes place following the dinner.

Fox stated, “We’ll have Frank Bloom as our auctioneer. Frank does a great job of selling and always keeps bidders on their toes, and everyone has fun doing it.”

He continued, “On behalf of the Board of Directors and everyone who has a part in making this another successful, fun convention, we extend our heartfelt thanks and look forward to a great new year.”

The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association takes great pleasure in issuing this invitation to their Annual Trade Show and Convention. We invite ranchers and consumers alike to be on hand Sept. 9-10 the new Comfort Suites and Convention Center in Rapid City, SD (Elk Vale Road at I-90 Exit 61 across from McDonald’s and Wendy’s).

According to Stockgrowers’ President Kenny Fox from Belvidere, SD, Stockgrower past presidents will be honored Wednesday evening. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Following a 7:30 a.m. breakfast the Trade Show and Silent Auction opens with a large number of interesting and informative booths, each with a silent auction item to be bid on throughout the next two days.

Fox said “Colors will be presented at 8 a.m. and the first speaker of the day, Rick Vallery from Pierre, SD will speak to the Ag and Natural Resources Committee at 8:15.”

The Brand & Theft Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. and will have only an information and business meeting without a speaker this time.

Chuck Berdan from Belle Fourche with the BLM Lands & Wildlife Program will wind up the morning speakers at 10:45 a.m.

Fox said, “The Thursday noon luncheon, besides being a great barbequed beef meal, will be a busy and informative time. We have both gubernatorial candidates, Scott Heidepriem and Dennis Daugaard, as well as U.S. House candidate, Kristi Noem, coming to answer questions from the audience. We will also be introducing any of our Congressional Delegates or staff who will be attending at that time.”

Following the no-dessert luncheon folks can make their own ice cream sundaes with SDSU ice cream with toppings available at all vendor booths.

Fox explained “We have great speakers lined up for the afternoon including Blair Dunn, General Counsel for SD Department of Agriculture in the Federal Lands Committee at 2 p.m., followed by R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard in the Marketing Committee.”

Thursday concludes with a great new speaker, David Ostendorf, who is the Executive Director with the Center for New Community based in Chicago, IL.

On Friday morning, the day begins with David Ostendorf, who is also an ordained Minister, speaking at the Inspirational Breakfast at 7 a.m.

The Education/Taxation/Legislation Committee will be sponsoring Brad Redlin from the National Izaak Walton League Agriculture Program Director who was raised in Montana and now lives in Minnesota.

Fox said “For our Trade Committee speaker we have brought back, by popular demand, Mike Callicrate, a rancher, feeder and beef connoisseur from St. Francis, KS.”

At lunch time on Friday, local speaker and business owner Randy McKee of McKee Companies in Rapid City will speak. As Randy finishes up everyone will be waiting to hear whether they were high bidders on a large array of items which have been displayed at various vendor booths.

Our very capable speaker and director from the Property Rights Committee will be speaking at 1:30 p.m.. Following a short coffee and tea break, the Stockgrowers will begin their annual general membership meeting. This is very important in that it is where the members of the organization set the policies for the coming year. Every member has one vote which directs the organization. If there is any specific time throughout these two days that is extremely important, this is it.

The day comes to a close with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by a steak dinner recognition banquet and a presentation by a favorite of everyone – Bill Bullard CEO R-CALF USA. Bill is an extremely good speaker and always gives a great presentation full of documented facts.

The fun part of the convention is the live auction which takes place following the dinner.

Fox stated, “We’ll have Frank Bloom as our auctioneer. Frank does a great job of selling and always keeps bidders on their toes, and everyone has fun doing it.”

He continued, “On behalf of the Board of Directors and everyone who has a part in making this another successful, fun convention, we extend our heartfelt thanks and look forward to a great new year.”

The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association takes great pleasure in issuing this invitation to their Annual Trade Show and Convention. We invite ranchers and consumers alike to be on hand Sept. 9-10 the new Comfort Suites and Convention Center in Rapid City, SD (Elk Vale Road at I-90 Exit 61 across from McDonald’s and Wendy’s).

According to Stockgrowers’ President Kenny Fox from Belvidere, SD, Stockgrower past presidents will be honored Wednesday evening. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Following a 7:30 a.m. breakfast the Trade Show and Silent Auction opens with a large number of interesting and informative booths, each with a silent auction item to be bid on throughout the next two days.

Fox said “Colors will be presented at 8 a.m. and the first speaker of the day, Rick Vallery from Pierre, SD will speak to the Ag and Natural Resources Committee at 8:15.”

The Brand & Theft Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. and will have only an information and business meeting without a speaker this time.

Chuck Berdan from Belle Fourche with the BLM Lands & Wildlife Program will wind up the morning speakers at 10:45 a.m.

Fox said, “The Thursday noon luncheon, besides being a great barbequed beef meal, will be a busy and informative time. We have both gubernatorial candidates, Scott Heidepriem and Dennis Daugaard, as well as U.S. House candidate, Kristi Noem, coming to answer questions from the audience. We will also be introducing any of our Congressional Delegates or staff who will be attending at that time.”

Following the no-dessert luncheon folks can make their own ice cream sundaes with SDSU ice cream with toppings available at all vendor booths.

Fox explained “We have great speakers lined up for the afternoon including Blair Dunn, General Counsel for SD Department of Agriculture in the Federal Lands Committee at 2 p.m., followed by R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard in the Marketing Committee.”

Thursday concludes with a great new speaker, David Ostendorf, who is the Executive Director with the Center for New Community based in Chicago, IL.

On Friday morning, the day begins with David Ostendorf, who is also an ordained Minister, speaking at the Inspirational Breakfast at 7 a.m.

The Education/Taxation/Legislation Committee will be sponsoring Brad Redlin from the National Izaak Walton League Agriculture Program Director who was raised in Montana and now lives in Minnesota.

Fox said “For our Trade Committee speaker we have brought back, by popular demand, Mike Callicrate, a rancher, feeder and beef connoisseur from St. Francis, KS.”

At lunch time on Friday, local speaker and business owner Randy McKee of McKee Companies in Rapid City will speak. As Randy finishes up everyone will be waiting to hear whether they were high bidders on a large array of items which have been displayed at various vendor booths.

Our very capable speaker and director from the Property Rights Committee will be speaking at 1:30 p.m.. Following a short coffee and tea break, the Stockgrowers will begin their annual general membership meeting. This is very important in that it is where the members of the organization set the policies for the coming year. Every member has one vote which directs the organization. If there is any specific time throughout these two days that is extremely important, this is it.

The day comes to a close with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by a steak dinner recognition banquet and a presentation by a favorite of everyone – Bill Bullard CEO R-CALF USA. Bill is an extremely good speaker and always gives a great presentation full of documented facts.

The fun part of the convention is the live auction which takes place following the dinner.

Fox stated, “We’ll have Frank Bloom as our auctioneer. Frank does a great job of selling and always keeps bidders on their toes, and everyone has fun doing it.”

He continued, “On behalf of the Board of Directors and everyone who has a part in making this another successful, fun convention, we extend our heartfelt thanks and look forward to a great new year.”

The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association takes great pleasure in issuing this invitation to their Annual Trade Show and Convention. We invite ranchers and consumers alike to be on hand Sept. 9-10 the new Comfort Suites and Convention Center in Rapid City, SD (Elk Vale Road at I-90 Exit 61 across from McDonald’s and Wendy’s).

According to Stockgrowers’ President Kenny Fox from Belvidere, SD, Stockgrower past presidents will be honored Wednesday evening. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Following a 7:30 a.m. breakfast the Trade Show and Silent Auction opens with a large number of interesting and informative booths, each with a silent auction item to be bid on throughout the next two days.

Fox said “Colors will be presented at 8 a.m. and the first speaker of the day, Rick Vallery from Pierre, SD will speak to the Ag and Natural Resources Committee at 8:15.”

The Brand & Theft Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. and will have only an information and business meeting without a speaker this time.

Chuck Berdan from Belle Fourche with the BLM Lands & Wildlife Program will wind up the morning speakers at 10:45 a.m.

Fox said, “The Thursday noon luncheon, besides being a great barbequed beef meal, will be a busy and informative time. We have both gubernatorial candidates, Scott Heidepriem and Dennis Daugaard, as well as U.S. House candidate, Kristi Noem, coming to answer questions from the audience. We will also be introducing any of our Congressional Delegates or staff who will be attending at that time.”

Following the no-dessert luncheon folks can make their own ice cream sundaes with SDSU ice cream with toppings available at all vendor booths.

Fox explained “We have great speakers lined up for the afternoon including Blair Dunn, General Counsel for SD Department of Agriculture in the Federal Lands Committee at 2 p.m., followed by R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard in the Marketing Committee.”

Thursday concludes with a great new speaker, David Ostendorf, who is the Executive Director with the Center for New Community based in Chicago, IL.

On Friday morning, the day begins with David Ostendorf, who is also an ordained Minister, speaking at the Inspirational Breakfast at 7 a.m.

The Education/Taxation/Legislation Committee will be sponsoring Brad Redlin from the National Izaak Walton League Agriculture Program Director who was raised in Montana and now lives in Minnesota.

Fox said “For our Trade Committee speaker we have brought back, by popular demand, Mike Callicrate, a rancher, feeder and beef connoisseur from St. Francis, KS.”

At lunch time on Friday, local speaker and business owner Randy McKee of McKee Companies in Rapid City will speak. As Randy finishes up everyone will be waiting to hear whether they were high bidders on a large array of items which have been displayed at various vendor booths.

Our very capable speaker and director from the Property Rights Committee will be speaking at 1:30 p.m.. Following a short coffee and tea break, the Stockgrowers will begin their annual general membership meeting. This is very important in that it is where the members of the organization set the policies for the coming year. Every member has one vote which directs the organization. If there is any specific time throughout these two days that is extremely important, this is it.

The day comes to a close with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by a steak dinner recognition banquet and a presentation by a favorite of everyone – Bill Bullard CEO R-CALF USA. Bill is an extremely good speaker and always gives a great presentation full of documented facts.

The fun part of the convention is the live auction which takes place following the dinner.

Fox stated, “We’ll have Frank Bloom as our auctioneer. Frank does a great job of selling and always keeps bidders on their toes, and everyone has fun doing it.”

He continued, “On behalf of the Board of Directors and everyone who has a part in making this another successful, fun convention, we extend our heartfelt thanks and look forward to a great new year.”

The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association takes great pleasure in issuing this invitation to their Annual Trade Show and Convention. We invite ranchers and consumers alike to be on hand Sept. 9-10 the new Comfort Suites and Convention Center in Rapid City, SD (Elk Vale Road at I-90 Exit 61 across from McDonald’s and Wendy’s).

According to Stockgrowers’ President Kenny Fox from Belvidere, SD, Stockgrower past presidents will be honored Wednesday evening. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Following a 7:30 a.m. breakfast the Trade Show and Silent Auction opens with a large number of interesting and informative booths, each with a silent auction item to be bid on throughout the next two days.

Fox said “Colors will be presented at 8 a.m. and the first speaker of the day, Rick Vallery from Pierre, SD will speak to the Ag and Natural Resources Committee at 8:15.”

The Brand & Theft Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. and will have only an information and business meeting without a speaker this time.

Chuck Berdan from Belle Fourche with the BLM Lands & Wildlife Program will wind up the morning speakers at 10:45 a.m.

Fox said, “The Thursday noon luncheon, besides being a great barbequed beef meal, will be a busy and informative time. We have both gubernatorial candidates, Scott Heidepriem and Dennis Daugaard, as well as U.S. House candidate, Kristi Noem, coming to answer questions from the audience. We will also be introducing any of our Congressional Delegates or staff who will be attending at that time.”

Following the no-dessert luncheon folks can make their own ice cream sundaes with SDSU ice cream with toppings available at all vendor booths.

Fox explained “We have great speakers lined up for the afternoon including Blair Dunn, General Counsel for SD Department of Agriculture in the Federal Lands Committee at 2 p.m., followed by R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard in the Marketing Committee.”

Thursday concludes with a great new speaker, David Ostendorf, who is the Executive Director with the Center for New Community based in Chicago, IL.

On Friday morning, the day begins with David Ostendorf, who is also an ordained Minister, speaking at the Inspirational Breakfast at 7 a.m.

The Education/Taxation/Legislation Committee will be sponsoring Brad Redlin from the National Izaak Walton League Agriculture Program Director who was raised in Montana and now lives in Minnesota.

Fox said “For our Trade Committee speaker we have brought back, by popular demand, Mike Callicrate, a rancher, feeder and beef connoisseur from St. Francis, KS.”

At lunch time on Friday, local speaker and business owner Randy McKee of McKee Companies in Rapid City will speak. As Randy finishes up everyone will be waiting to hear whether they were high bidders on a large array of items which have been displayed at various vendor booths.

Our very capable speaker and director from the Property Rights Committee will be speaking at 1:30 p.m.. Following a short coffee and tea break, the Stockgrowers will begin their annual general membership meeting. This is very important in that it is where the members of the organization set the policies for the coming year. Every member has one vote which directs the organization. If there is any specific time throughout these two days that is extremely important, this is it.

The day comes to a close with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by a steak dinner recognition banquet and a presentation by a favorite of everyone – Bill Bullard CEO R-CALF USA. Bill is an extremely good speaker and always gives a great presentation full of documented facts.

The fun part of the convention is the live auction which takes place following the dinner.

Fox stated, “We’ll have Frank Bloom as our auctioneer. Frank does a great job of selling and always keeps bidders on their toes, and everyone has fun doing it.”

He continued, “On behalf of the Board of Directors and everyone who has a part in making this another successful, fun convention, we extend our heartfelt thanks and look forward to a great new year.”

The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association takes great pleasure in issuing this invitation to their Annual Trade Show and Convention. We invite ranchers and consumers alike to be on hand Sept. 9-10 the new Comfort Suites and Convention Center in Rapid City, SD (Elk Vale Road at I-90 Exit 61 across from McDonald’s and Wendy’s).

According to Stockgrowers’ President Kenny Fox from Belvidere, SD, Stockgrower past presidents will be honored Wednesday evening. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Following a 7:30 a.m. breakfast the Trade Show and Silent Auction opens with a large number of interesting and informative booths, each with a silent auction item to be bid on throughout the next two days.

Fox said “Colors will be presented at 8 a.m. and the first speaker of the day, Rick Vallery from Pierre, SD will speak to the Ag and Natural Resources Committee at 8:15.”

The Brand & Theft Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. and will have only an information and business meeting without a speaker this time.

Chuck Berdan from Belle Fourche with the BLM Lands & Wildlife Program will wind up the morning speakers at 10:45 a.m.

Fox said, “The Thursday noon luncheon, besides being a great barbequed beef meal, will be a busy and informative time. We have both gubernatorial candidates, Scott Heidepriem and Dennis Daugaard, as well as U.S. House candidate, Kristi Noem, coming to answer questions from the audience. We will also be introducing any of our Congressional Delegates or staff who will be attending at that time.”

Following the no-dessert luncheon folks can make their own ice cream sundaes with SDSU ice cream with toppings available at all vendor booths.

Fox explained “We have great speakers lined up for the afternoon including Blair Dunn, General Counsel for SD Department of Agriculture in the Federal Lands Committee at 2 p.m., followed by R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard in the Marketing Committee.”

Thursday concludes with a great new speaker, David Ostendorf, who is the Executive Director with the Center for New Community based in Chicago, IL.

On Friday morning, the day begins with David Ostendorf, who is also an ordained Minister, speaking at the Inspirational Breakfast at 7 a.m.

The Education/Taxation/Legislation Committee will be sponsoring Brad Redlin from the National Izaak Walton League Agriculture Program Director who was raised in Montana and now lives in Minnesota.

Fox said “For our Trade Committee speaker we have brought back, by popular demand, Mike Callicrate, a rancher, feeder and beef connoisseur from St. Francis, KS.”

At lunch time on Friday, local speaker and business owner Randy McKee of McKee Companies in Rapid City will speak. As Randy finishes up everyone will be waiting to hear whether they were high bidders on a large array of items which have been displayed at various vendor booths.

Our very capable speaker and director from the Property Rights Committee will be speaking at 1:30 p.m.. Following a short coffee and tea break, the Stockgrowers will begin their annual general membership meeting. This is very important in that it is where the members of the organization set the policies for the coming year. Every member has one vote which directs the organization. If there is any specific time throughout these two days that is extremely important, this is it.

The day comes to a close with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by a steak dinner recognition banquet and a presentation by a favorite of everyone – Bill Bullard CEO R-CALF USA. Bill is an extremely good speaker and always gives a great presentation full of documented facts.

The fun part of the convention is the live auction which takes place following the dinner.

Fox stated, “We’ll have Frank Bloom as our auctioneer. Frank does a great job of selling and always keeps bidders on their toes, and everyone has fun doing it.”

He continued, “On behalf of the Board of Directors and everyone who has a part in making this another successful, fun convention, we extend our heartfelt thanks and look forward to a great new year.”


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