SPEARFISH, SD – The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is holding its 131st Annual Convention and Tradeshow, November 3rd and 4th in Spearfish.
Registration begins on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Jeremiah Murphy (SDSGA Lobbyist) will present in the morning as will Tanse Herrmann with the South Dakota NRCS and Deric Twidwell, University of Nebraska on grazing and environmental issues.
Special guest speaker will be Steve Dick, SD Farm Service Agency Administrator. Later in the afternoon Bill Bullard, R-Calf USA, CEO will share updates and Megan Kingsbury, Western Legacy Development CEO will round out the day.
Thursday evening will feature a choice to go on the brew tour or relax with movie night at the convention center with plenty of hors d’oeuvres for everyone during both events.
Friday includes an inspirational breakfast, estate planning discussion, a review of 2022 Legislation, HB 1325, a bill passed in the last legislative session, to revise the classification of agricultural land according to soil type. by Representative Trish Ladner, SD State Veterinarian, Dr. Beth Thompson will discuss anthrax.
New this year is on-line registration, on-line renewal of membership and new membership signups. The new website also features the ability to also go on-line for sponsorship of events and meals for the convention.
In addition, the website, http://www.southdakotastockgrowers.org now features a mobile responsive platform with one click to the weather, market, nutrition, grass land management, auction markets and more.
To make plans register on-line at http://www.SouthDakotaStockgrowers.org or call the SDSGA office at 605-342-0429.
Thursday, Nov 3:
8:30a.m. – Registration & Trade Show Opens
9:40a.m. – Opening remarks with President Vaughn Meyer
9:45a.m. – Legislative Insights, Jeremiah M. Murphy, SDSGA Lobbyist
11:15a.m. – Grazing Principles, Rainfall Simulator Tanse Hermann, SD NRCS
12:30p.m. – Rangeland Ecology and Management, Dirac Tidwell PhD. University of Nebraska
1:30p.m. – Steve Dick, SD Farm Service Agency Administrator
3:00pm. – Bill Bullard, CEO R-CALF USA
4:00p.m.- Megan Kingsbury, Western Legacy Development Corporation
6:00p.m. – Brew Tour Departs
Friday, Nov. 4:
9:00a.m. – Financial/Estate Planning, Elliot Bloom
10:00a.m. – Panel on HB 1325, to revise the classification of agricultural land according to soil type, Rep. Trish Ladner
11:00a.m. – SD State Veterinarian, Dr. Beth Thompson
12:30p.m. – Home Grown Spotlight, David Ollila
1:45p.m. – Washington D.C. Farm Bill Roundtable, Ryan Donnelly (U.S. Senator John Thune), Michael Brooks (U.S. Senator Mike Rounds), Chance Hunley (U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson)
3:00p.m – Brett Kenzy President R-CALF USA
3:30p.m. – SDSGA Annual Member Meeting
7:00p.m. – Awards and Recognition Banquet and Auction, Guest speaker SD Governor Kristi Noem or Lt. Governor Larry Rhoden (Depending on Availability)