Beef Bucks, Inc. was happy to award two $1000 Beef Buck prizes as gift tag winners on America’s #1 game show – Wheel of Fortune – in December, 2016. Beef Bucks has appeared as a gift tag on the program for a number of years and are excited when they are able to award “beef” to winners hitting the marked spaces with their spin.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol again this holiday season has Beef Bucks available to give to law enforcement families in need. The donation comes from Beef Bucks, Inc., which is a non-profit organization based in De Smet, S.D., that promotes the beef industry and educates consumers.
Beef Bucks, Inc. held its 14th Annual Beef Bucks Golf Classic on August 19, 2016 in Brandon, SD. On this over-cast day, there were over 50 teams of four golfers and 40+ hole sponsors playing with producers, corporate personnel, financial people, retailers, and consumers. After a day of playing 18 holes of golf, all enjoyed a 16 oz. steak fry furnished by National Beef again this year followed by a live auction offering items from John Deere, Henry Repeating Arms, Badlands Motor Speedway, Minnesota Twins, Johnson Brothers Liquor Company, SDSU Jackrabbit Football, and Texas Roadhouse.
Action on the course was recorded, in part, by a photo-taking drone flying over the event. Bob Montross said, “With the drone there was no tree to hide behind.” Bonuses for the golfers were sponsored by Randy Fenske (Fenske Cattle Company) – poker run, Prostrollo All-American Auto Mall – hole in one opportunity for the lease of a Chevy pick-up, Nichols Fencing – pin prizes on each hole.
The 15th Annual Golf Classic is set for Friday, August 18 in Brandon, SD. Beef Bucks, Inc. is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of beef promotion and consumer education. Proceeds from the golf event are used for maintenance of the program, promotion opportunities, and the scholarship fund. For more information on the organization, visit www.beefbucks.org.
Beef Bucks, Inc. has awarded their 2016-2017 academic scholarship to Shelby Riggs of Mitchell, SD. Shelby will be attending the University of Nebraska in Lincoln majoring in Agricultural Economics/Animal Science. Her long term goal is to earn her Juris Doctor, specializing in agricultural and environmental law and to own her own cow-calf operation. This scholarship is awarded with funds from the Beef Bucks scholarship program as well as a memorial given in the name of board member, Delina Nagel.
Beef Bucks, Inc. is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of beef promotion and consumer education. For more information on the organization, go to beefbucks.org
Beef Bucks lost one of the program’s founders on May 20, 2016. Delina Nagel passed away after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Her adult life was filled with beef education and promotion. In the Fall of 1997, she helped with the establishment of the Beef Bucks program and worked, diligently, to make the program what it is today. An example of her dedication – the day word was received of her death, the postman delivered information from her on a project for Beef Bucks. A true beef industry promoter to the very end! We and the industry will truly miss her.
You can read her obituary here: http://goo.gl/ITnI6D
On Nov. 4 the South Dakota Highway Patrol Major Rick Miller accepted Beef Bucks for donation to law enforcement families in need this holiday season. This presentation was done at the annual Law Enforcement Banquet held in Sioux Falls, SD. With Major Miller is the SDHP Color Guard and Beef Bucks directors Eileen Moller, Judy Blindauer, Nancy and Bob Montross.
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 – beefbucks.org.
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.