Contact Information

  GENERAL CONVENTION INFORMATION:
     Tammy Basel ~ 605-515-0267 ~ email: tbasel@gwtc.net
     Wade Kopren ~ 605-545-0842 ~ email: wkopren@live.com


  MIWW 
     Ida Marie Snorteland ~ 605-642-5123 (h)  or 605-641-6123 (c)

                                           ~ email: snorteland@blackhills.com
      

  SD SHEEPGROWERS ASSOCIATION
     Wade Kopren ~ 605-545-0842 ~ email: wkopren@live.com
     Dr. Jeff Held ~ 605-690-7033 ~ email: jeffrey.held@sdstate.edu

     Dr. Lisa Surber ~ 406-581-7772 ~ email: lisa@sdsheepgrowers.org


   Follow us on Facebook: SD Make It With Wool 

   or South Dakota Sheep Growers Association

The 82nd SDSGA Annual Convention will be held in Spearfish at the Holiday Inn September 27th and 28th, 2019.      Check back for details of the tour and agenda in Summer of 2019.  We look forward to seeing you! 

SD Sheep Growers Association

Convention Schedule – DRAFT

Friday September 27, 2019

Tour – “Wyoming Wool and Beyond”
6:30 AM – Departure to MMWM Buffalo, WY and Boller Mills Ranch Wright, WY
              Tour of Mountain Meadow Wool Mill and Boller Mills Ranch
              Lunch and Supper provided

 Saturday September 28, 2019

“The Many Wonders of Wool Industry”
Time                                                      Topic and Speaker
7:30 – 7:35 AM                                     Wade Kopren - Welcome
7:35 – 7:45 AM                                     ASI Update CONFIRMED
7:45 – 8 AM                                           ALB Update – Megan Wortman CONFIRMED
8 – 8:15 AM                                           Wool Council Update – Randy Tunby CONFIRMED
8:15 – 8:30 AM                                     SDSU Update – Dr. Joe Cassady CONFIRMED

8:30 to 10 AM                                      15 minute presentations from 6 wool industry leaders
      Ben Hostetler – MMWM CONFIRMED
      Dawn Brown - Independence Fiber CONFIRMED
      John Helle - Duckworth CONFIRMED
     Mike Boney - Burlington Industries INVITED
     Jack Ewing  Sandra Boyd - Crescent Sock Company CONFIRMED
     Rick Powers - Lempriere and Rafter 7 Merinos INVITED
10 – 10:30 AM                                      Vendor Break
10:30 – 11:30 AM                                 Roundtable Q & A with wool industry leaders

11:30 – 1 PM                                         Awards Luncheon and Invited guest

1 – 1:45 PM                                          Historical Relationship Between SDSU Extension and SD Sheep Industry – Dr. Jeff Held and Dave                                                                   Ollila CONFIRMED
1:45 – 4:30 PM                                     SDSGA Business Meeting
5 - ?                                                        Social hour, banquet, auction, MIWW style show, MIWW & SDSGA awards presentations