The Coteau Hills Cattlemen of the Watertown (SD) and surrounding area, have been trying to come up with different ways to help the surrounding communities during the pandemic we’re in today. With donations from Hamlin County Livestock Improvement Association and Pheasants Forever, Dry Lake (SD) Chapter #485, the Coteau Hills Cattlemen were able to purchase Beef Bucks to be given away to consumers to purchase beef. These specific $5 Beef Bucks were given away on the local radio stations by calling in to the stations. By using the smaller increment of the Beef Buck, the Cattlemen are hoping to help more people purchase beef in these trying times. This is seen as a win/win situation for both beef producers and consumers. The Coteau Hills Cattlemen are also finalizing plans to distribute more Beef Bucks with the various food giveaways in the coming weeks and months to help those in need.
Major Jason Husby of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, accepts Beef Bucks from Beef Bucks President JoAnne Hillman, Vice President Eileen Moller, and board member Bob Montross at the 38th Annual South Dakota Law Enforcement Banquet held in Sioux Falls, SD on November 13, 2019. This has been an ongoing project for the Highway Patrol and Beef Bucks, Inc. For several years, the Highway Patrol has donated these items on behalf of Beef Bucks, Inc., to law enforcement families who are in need due to illness or other hardships during the holiday season. Beef Bucks Inc. is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of beef promotion and education.
Pictured: Andy Armadillo (Texas Roadhouse) prepares to take the course to meet and greet the participants in a side-by-side courtesy of Interlakes Sport Center of Madison, SD.
August 9, 2019 was a perfect day to enjoy 18 holes of golf for the 17th Annual Beef Bucks Golf Classic while Col. Jon Phillips gave his Price Discovery report from the club house. Fifty-six teams of four coming from a five state area played their hearts out at the Brandon (SD) Golf Course along with colleagues, farmers, ranchers, cattle buyers, processors, providers, even competitors and others with interest in the beef industry; ending the day with a tasty steak fry with the 16 oz. rib eye steaks provided by National Beef and prepared by Uncle Ed’s of Sioux Falls. During the day, teams vied for the hole-in-one vehicle provided by Prostrollo All-American Auto Mall of Madison, enjoyed a “taste of South Dakota” from Glacial Lakes Distillery of Watertown, or watched their hands in the Fenske Cattle Company poker run. With all of this going on, golfers still concentrated on their game of golf. Taking home the title of “Champs” was the team from Caliber Creative in the Championship Flight, Fenske Cattle Company in the First Flight, LUFCO in the Second Flight and Dakota Ethanol in the Third Flight. Gordie Skyberg and Eric Ohlsem were presented the winnings from the poker run. Concluding the day was a live auction with auctioneer Jim Woster selling. Beef Bucks, Inc. is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of beef promotion and consumer education. Learn more about Beef Bucks, Inc. at www.beefbucks.org.
Tyler Christensen of Beresford, SD was awarded a 2018-2019 Beef Bucks scholarship for his animal science education program at Mitchell Area Technical Institute in Mitchell, SD. Pictured are Tyler with Beef Bucks, Inc. Exec. Secretary, Nancy Montross. Beef Bucks, Inc. is a non-profit venture established for the purpose of beef promotion and consumer education.
Beef Bucks has found a home at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. with a Beef Bucks, Inc. scholarship awarded to Bridger Gordon, son of Bruce and Kindra Gordon of Whitewood, SD. Bridger, a 2018 graduate of Sturgis Brown High School in Sturgis, SD, is attending Harvard studying in the area of economics and business with focus on international agriculture. Bridger indicated that he is interested in economic analysis and market projections and believes this area provides many opportunities to help future farmers and ranchers remain financially competitive.
Beef Bucks, Inc. is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of beef promotion and industry education.
Beef Bucks, Inc. and the South Dakota Highway Patrol are teaming up once again this holiday season. Highway Patrol troopers will provide donated Beef Bucks to those law enforcement families in need. Beef Bucks is a non-profit organization based in De Smet, SD that promotes the beef industry and educates consumers. Check out Beef Bucks at www.beefbucks.org. #keepSDsafe.
Pictured with the SD Highway Patrol Color Guard are Major Mike Miller (center) and Beef Bucks board members Eileen Moller, Nancy Montross and Bob Montross.