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Anderson new leader of South Dakota Beef Industry Council as executive director

PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota Beef Industry Council is pleased to announce Jodie Anderson as the new SDBIC Executive Director.  Anderson assumed her new role on November 1, 2022.

She hails from a ranch in Haakon County and considers Pierre, her hometown.  After earning her B.S. in Agricultural Business from Colorado State University, she lived and worked in several western states before returning to South Dakota.  Veabea Thomas, SDBIC president says they are excited to welcome Jodie to the team.

Anderson has been working part time at the SDBIC office and has a good working knowledge of the Beef Checkoff. She is also the owner and President of Strategic Association Services where she has served multiple non-profit organizations, including 16 years as the Executive Director for the South Dakota Cattlemen’s association.  In this role, Anderson worked closely with South Dakota’s agricultural community as well as state and industry leaders and she brings many years of beef industry experience to the SDBIC team.

“I look forward to continuing my years of service to South Dakota’s beef producers through the Beef Checkoff,” said Anderson.  “The South Dakota Beef Industry Council has developed some exciting activities and programs and I relish the opportunity to work with our state’s farmers and ranchers to build on past successes and create new ones.  I’m confident our team will continue to generate fantastic opportunities to build beef demand.”

Anderson’s resume also includes previous experience at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and she was instrumental in the launch of the South Dakota Agricultural Land Trust. She, along with her sister co-own their family ranch in western South Dakota and Texas and she resides in Pierre with her daughter Quinn.

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