Beef Bucks gives back for the Holidays

Col. Rick Miller, superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol (far right) and Maj. Jason Husby (left) accepts Beef Bucks from members of Beef Bucks, Inc.  Thanks to this organization, the Highway Patrol has been able to donate Beef Bucks 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 consumer education.  For more information on the Beef Bucks program, go to their website at or call 1-888-640-MEAT (6328).


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.

Highway Patrol Holiday Project

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. 

OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY! – in South Dakota that is.

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

MTI Student Awarded Beef Bucks Scholarship

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 Goes To Harvard

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 Teams Up with South Dakota Highway Patrol

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   #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.

Beef Bucks, Inc. Named 2018 South Dakota State University Friend of the Beef Industry

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Beef Bucks, Inc., has been named the 2018 South Dakota State University Friend of the Beef Industry. The Beef Bucks program is a non-profit organization that strives to promote the beef industry and educate consumers.

“Beef Bucks is a very innovative program that enhances the visibility of beef and the industry,” said John Killefer, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. “It has made a very positive impact on the beef industry.”

Beef Bucks was formed in De Smet in 1997 by Bob and Nancy Montross, Delina Nagel and Joanne Hillman with a goal of offering beef to anyone and anywhere.

Beef Bucks are pre-paid checks available for $5, $10, and $20 and are sold on a dollar for dollar exchange. Beef Bucks are also available on a VISA debit card that is loadable for $25-$500 with an acquisition fee of $4.50. They can be used to purchase beef or beef meals at any restaurant, steakhouse, grocery store or retail meat market across the United States that accepts checks or debit cards. Beef Bucks can be bought at numerous locations throughout South Dakota and a full list is available at

Millions of dollars’ worth of beef have been shared using Beef Bucks in more than 40 states. The program even provides a $1,000 Beef Bucks prize on the television show, “Wheel of Fortune,” something it has been doing for nine years.

Beef Bucks also provides scholarships to several students attending institutions of higher education each year, including SDU. To support the scholarships, implementation of the program and the many projects Beef Bucks is involved with, Beef Bucks has put together and sells a beef recipe book and sponsors an annual golf tournament.

The non-profit organization is run by a volunteer board of directors that includes Joanne Hillman of Sioux Falls, President; Eileen Moller of Mitchell, Vice President; Bob Montross of De Smet, Treasurer; Nancy Montross of De Smet, Executive Secretary; Judy Blindauer of Mitchell; Jim Woster of Sioux Falls; and Todd Olinger of Woonsocket.

Beef Bucks, Inc. was honored on the field during the September 15 SDSU Beef Bowl football game. The organization was represented during the football game by Bob and Nancy Montross.

Beef Bucks, Inc. was named the 2018 South Dakota State University Friend of the Beef Industry. Bob and Nancy Montross, center, De Smet, S.D., accepted the award during halftime of the Beef Bowl football game on Sept. 15. Presenting the award, from left, Dr. Joe Cassady, SDSU Animal Science Department Head, Dr. John Killefer, Dean of the SDSU College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and SDSU President Barry H. Dunn.