S.D. Stockgrowers invites producers to dinner

Farm Forum

The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is on the road, and they’re inviting producers to join them for any of six dinners to be held across South Dakota next week. Meetings are scheduled to be held in Highmore, Mobridge, Isabel, Reva, Newell and New Underwood with a meal to be served and some great information to be shared. The meetings are free and open to the public.

“We’re excited to invite everyone to join us for a meal and an opportunity to learn more about the issues facing our livestock industry,” said Shane Kolb, President of S.D. Stockgrowers Association. “On the national level we’re working on Country of Origin Labeling, marketing reform under GIPSA, and a variety of federal land issues, and we want to make sure that producers also know all the work that Stockgrowers does on policy right here in our state.”

R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard will be the featured speaker presenting a variety of information about federal policy issues including the recent changes to Country of Origin Labeling Rules. Stockgrowers leaders will also be discussing recent state policy issues and answering questions from producers about predator control, oil and gas development issues, property tax policy, and other topics. Producers are encouraged to attend, share their thoughts and ask questions.

Kolb stated, “Whether you’re a member or not, we encourage anyone interested in the issues impacting the livestock industry to join us for a meal and some great information.”

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 19:

· Highmore – Grand Lodge beginning at Noon.

· Mobridge – Pizza Ranch beginning at 6 p.m., Sponsored by Herreid Livestock, Mobridge Livestock and ARC in Bowdle

Thursday, June 20:

· Isabel – Sparky’s beginning at Noon

· Reva – Community Hall at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, June 21:

· Newell – TJ’s Cafe beginning at Noon

· New Underwood – Steve’s at 7 p.m.