SD Sheep Growers Association

     Lisa Surber ~ 406-581-7772 ~ email:
     Jon Beastrom ~ 605-280-8120 ~ email:

    Ann Hansen ~ 605-695-2250 or Patty DeZeeuw - 605-690-5639


     Jim Van Dyke ~ 605-770-1095 ~ email:

     Dr. Lisa Surber ~ 406-581-7772 ~ email:

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Greetings SD Sheep Growers Supporters:

The 84th Annual SDSGA Convention & MIWW contest is fast approaching!  The association has worked very hard putting together an interesting tour and information-packed day of formal meetings.  This year our convention is in Pierre, September 24th and 25th, 2021. With all the changes and challenges facing the sheep industry, the association believes strongly that it was a great opportunity to shed some light on the future and optimism in the sheep industry.  We will begin with a wonderful opportunity for new producers on Friday morning.  With the help SDSU Extension, we will host a new producer workshop at the Beastrom Farm. The afternoon program will be all hands-on at the Beastrom Farm.  Our reception will be at the Casey Tibss Museum ( Saturday’s traditional convention program will share updates from ASI, ALB, and SDSU, along with several other notable updates.  There will be plenty of time for networking and socializing with old friends and a great opportunity to make new ones. A block of room is available at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center (, Pierre under SDSGA or Sheep Growers. Room block is available until September 3rd. 

The SDSGA is our statewide industry organization working hard on your behalf in promotion, education, legislative activities, and animal damage control ~ just to name a few.  The convention is an excellent event to find out about all this past year’s activities and help plan efforts for the coming year. We look forward to seeing you & your family at this year’s convention!

Jim Van Dyke, SD Sheep Growers Association President

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