Application deadline for beefSD Class 2 – June 15

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS, S.D. – beefSD will launch its second class for cattle producers in August.

An educational program, beefSD is designed to give participants a highly interactive and hands-on learning experience to help them succeed in their beef enterprise.

Core components of the program include: workshops focused on production, business management, and marketing; tours of case-study ranches to examine various types of beef enterprises; a post-weaning calf performance evaluation; and two out-of-state travel study trips to expand participants’ view of the beef industry.

In addition, participants will develop mentoring relationships with successful ranchers and industry professionals to assist them in identifying goals and opportunities for their own operations.

Class space is limited to representatives from up to 20 beef enterprises – individuals, couples or two siblings are welcome to apply as one operation. All beef producers are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applications from beginning ranchers with less than 10 years of experience.

Application deadline is June 15.

Application forms are available at the South Dakota Farm Bureau website at or by contacting Janna Kincheloe, beefSD Coordinator, 605-394-2236 or; Ken Olson, SDSU Extension Beef Specialist, 605-394-2236 or; or Adele Harty, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist, 605-394-1722 or

Don’t miss this opportunity to further develop management skills, network with producers, travel, and increase knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the beef industry.