Beef Bucks, Inc. Strikes Lucky 13

Considering the rainy weather in South Dakota in mid-August, Beef Bucks hit a “lucky 13” with a beautiful sunshine filled day for their 13th annual Beef Bucks Golf Classic held August 21, 2015 in Brandon, SD. Forty-nine foursomes consisting of farmers, ranchers and corporate folks enjoyed a fun-filled day of golf topped off with a delicious steak-fry courtesy of National Beef.

The Caliber Creative team finished first in the championship flight with John Deere Company finishing second and First Bank & Trust finishing third. In the first flight, Coteau Hills Cattlemen took home first place; Avera McKennan Health, second; Alltech, third. The Second Flight had Wilson Trailer Company in first place; St. Onge Livestock, second and Lyle Signs in third. Dakota Ethanol took first place in the third flight with Payback (CHS Nutrition), second; Fareway Food Stores, third. Fenske Cattle Company again provided a $500 Beef Buck/VISA card for the winner of the poker run. Karla Tolley of the West Central team was fortunate leave the tourney with the debit card in her pocket. Nichols Fencing provided $20 Beef Bucks in PIN prizes for each of the eighteen holes played by the golfers.

Beef Bucks thanks their many sponsors and participants for enabling them to have a successful 13th year of golfing. The Beef Bucks Golf Classic is held as a fundraiser to maintain the Beef Bucks program and the scholarship fund. Beef Bucks is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors which was established for the purpose of beef promotion and consumer education. For more information on the Beef Bucks program, check out their website –

Three of the foursome for Caliber Creative (Championship Flight – 1st place) Todd Skyberg, Casey Schultz, Brad De Ville, not pictured Chuck Schultz.

Karla Tolley of the West Central team accepting the $500 Beef Buck/VISA debit card from the poker run sponsor, Randy Fenske of Fenske Cattle Company.



Beef Bucks Inc. awarded four scholarships for the academic year 2015-2016 to students advancing their education.  This year’s scholarships went to Kiera Leddy of Stockholm, SD who is planning to attend South Dakota State University majoring in Agricultural Communications & Biotechnology; Jesse Kirsch of White Lake, SD attending Mitchell Technical Institute in the area of study in Farm Power; Kelli Steffen of White Lake, SD attending Mount Marty with a major in Radiology Technician; and Johanna Roe of Hazel, SD attending South Dakota State University majoring in the field of Agriculture Systems Technology.  Beef Bucks, Inc. is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of promotion and consumer education.  For additional information on the Beef Bucks scholarship program, go to

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13th Annual Beef Bucks Golf Classic Set

Details for the 13th Annual Beef Bucks Golf Classic have been set. See below for tournament details. If you’d like further information, contact us at 1-888-640-MEAT (6328).

Brandon Municipal Golf Course, Brandon, SD

Friday, August 21st

10:00 a.m. Registration

10:30 a.m. Gather at the clubhouse for play instructions

11:00 a.m. Shotgun start

All registered participants will enjoy:
Hole-in-One Competition – Sponsored by Prostrollo’s All-American Auto Mall – Madison, SD

5:45 p.m. (approximately) Steak Fry, Steaks courtesy of National Beef

Non-participant steak dinner – $20.00 (reservations required)

Immediately following the meal Live Auction
Auctioneer: Col. Jon Phillips


Busy Month for Beef Bucks

Beef Bucks, Inc. celebrated membership into the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting in the Chamber offices.  Pictured are members of the Chamber and the Beef Bucks board of directors.


Ray Kontz retires as a Beef Bucks director.  Pictured are Ray, his wife Susan and board members Eileen Moller, Judy Blindauer and JoAnne Hillman.


Beef Bucks officers, JoAnne Hillman, Eileen Moller and Bob Montross, presents SD Highway Patrol Major Rick Miller with Beef Bucks and Beef Recipe Collections to be used during the holiday season for those in need.


Beef Bucks Celebrates Twelve Years of Swinging

For the twelfth year, Beef Bucks’ volunteer board of directors hosted their annual Beef Bucks Golf Classic. In spite of an early morning rain, the event started off with a shotgun start at the Brandon Municipal Golf Course with 48 teams of four swinging for championship status, ending the day-long event with a succulent 16 oz. rib eye steak compliments of National Beef.

The Beef Bucks Golf Classic is an event held every year to enable the funding of a scholarship program and projects such as being a gift tag on America’s #1 game show – Wheel of Fortune. In addition, Beef Bucks promotes beef at events including the South Dakota Law Enforcement Banquet, South Dakota Junior High Rodeo, SD State University Football Summer Olympics and many other functions. To date, Beef Bucks has provided nearly $35,000 in scholarships to students (traditional and non-traditional) with backgrounds in the beef industry that are attending vocational schools or colleges.

The success of the event is two fold – the number of participants and the great sponsors of the day. For example, in the past several years, National Beef, based in Kansas City, MO has donated annually more than 200 of the 16 oz. rib eye steaks for the Beef Bucks Golf Classic dinner. Fenske Cattle Company, Woonsocket, SD sponsored the Beef Bucks Classic poker run during the golf play, which was won by Keith Kilgore. Prostrollo’s All-American Auto Mall, Madison, SD has sponsored the Hole-in-One competition for many years and the Texas Roadhouse restaurant sends Andy Armadillo with gift certificates and peanuts for the golfers. John Deere Company provides Gators for the day as well as auction items. New sponsor, Nichols Fencing, De Smet, SD, provided a pin prize at each of the 18 holes. Col. Jon Phillips with his Price Discovery Report is at the event broadcasting the markets and visiting with the people. National Republic had refreshments on the course for the golfers. A large number of other businesses and individuals sponsor team prizes and auction items to make the event a huge success.

Again, for the fourth year in a row, the top dollar-generating auction item was donated by the Henry Repeating Arms Company – a Henry Golden Boy .22 American Farmer Tribute rifle with a wall mount – purchased by Howard Hillman of Sioux Falls. Other items for auctions were pitcher, Phil Hughes, signed baseball donated by the Minnesota Twins, a Men’s Day Out guided fishing trip on the Missouri River donated by Huron Continental Marketing. John Deere Company provided a trike with trailer, a stake bed wagon, Monster Tread remote control tractor and a kids John Deere electric ride-in tractor with loader. Other items were donated by Republic National Distributing Company, Johnson Brothers and SDSU Ag & Bio Sciences.

This year’s winning teams in the Beef Bucks Golf Classic were: Championship Flight: first place – First Premier Bank, second place – Arden Nelson Insurance, third place – Avera Health; First Flight: first place – South East Farmers Cooperative, second place – Zoetis, third place – Tyson Transportation; Second Flight: first place – LUFCO, Inc., second place – Rave Sales, third place – Schoenfelder Farms and Third Flight: first place – Hillman Team, second place – SDSU College of Ag & Bio Sciences, third place – Moller Farms.