Beef Bucks Teams Up With SD Highway Patrol

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.

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Beef Gets A Lift!

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.

Teams placing first in the four flights were: Caliber Creative (Championship Flight), Nelson Insurance
(First Flight), First Bank & Trust (Second Flight) and Ag PHD/Hefty Seeds (Third Flight).

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.

 

 

 

14th Beef Bucks Champs - Caliber Creative - ready for a steak from National Beef

14th Beef Bucks Champs – Caliber Creative – ready for a steak from National Beef

1st Place - 1st flight Nelson Insurance

1st Place – 1st flight Nelson Insurance

1st Place - 2nd flight First Bank & Trust

1st Place – 2nd flight First Bank & Trust

1st Place - 3rd flight Ag PHD/Hefty Seeds

1st Place – 3rd flight Ag PHD/Hefty Seeds

Prostrollo Group with team and Tourney personnel

Prostrollo Group with team and Tourney personnelPoker RunPoker Run

Col. Jon Phillips - Auctioneer

Col. Jon Phillips – AuctioneerFenske Cattle Company presenting Dan Wilkinson a $500 BeefBuck/VISA card for winning poker handFenske Cattle Company presenting Dan Wilkinson a $500 BeefBuck/VISA card for winning poker hand

Flight of Aerial Horizons' drone promoting BEEF (banner courtesy of Lyle Signs - De Smet)

Flight of Aerial Horizons’ drone promoting BEEF (banner courtesy of Lyle Signs – De Smet)

 

 

Beef Bucks Awards 2016-2017 Scholarship

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

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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 – beefbucks.org.

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

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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.

 

Donate to Rancher Relief Fund & Help South Dakota Producers Devastated by October Blizzard

South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and South Dakota Sheep Growers Association established the South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund Oct. 8, 2013 with the Black Hills Area Community Foundation to provide support and relief assistance to those in the agriculture industry impacted by the blizzard of Oct. 4-7, 2013. The fund will be administered by the BHACF in cooperation with the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association and the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association for the direct benefit of the livestock producers impacted by this devastating blizzard.

To Donate
To donate to the Rancher Relief Fund visit, http://www.giveblackhills.org and search “Rancher Relief Fund” or click on this link: https://www.giveblackhills.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Organizations.Overview&Organization_ID=27677. Donors can also mail checks to Black Hills Community Area Foundation/SD Rancher Relief Fund made out to the “Rancher Relief Fund.” Address: PO Box 231, Rapid City, 57709.

More about the sponsoring organizations
The mission of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association is to Advance and protect the interests of all cattlemen by enhancing profitability through representation, promotion and information sharing. Our vision is to be a producer-oriented organization that consumers and producers rely on for factual information to enhance a profitable business climate and promote environmental stewardship. To learn more visit, http://www.sdcattlemen.org/ or contact Jodie Anderson at 605.945.2333.

The South Dakota Stockgrowers is a grassroots, non-profit organization of independent livestock producers dedicated to the continued success and viability of the domestic livestock industry. Since 1893 our mission has remained unchanged, “to promote and protect the South Dakota Livestock industry.” To learn more visit, http://www.southdakotastockgrowers.org or contact Silvia Christen at 605.342.0429.

The South Dakota Sheep Growers is the trade association for sheep producers of South Dakota, representing both farm flocks and range operations. We are a state member of the American Sheep Industry, the sheep industry voice involved in: meat safety, marketing, regulations through national education, communication and lobbying and legislation. We focus on lamb and fiber promotion on a state-wide basis and keeping members updated on issues affecting the sheep industry. To learn more visit, http://www.sdsheep.org or contact, Max Matthews at 605.490.0726.