Contact Information

Greetings SD Sheep Growers Supporters:

The 83nd 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 Spearfish, September 25th and 26th, 2020. This year’s focus is all about the LAMB INDUSTRY.  With all the changes and challenges facing the sheep industry, the association believed strongly that it was a great opportunity to shed some light on the subject.  At Sturgis Meats, we get a glimpse into the local meat movement.  A stop at the Newell Sheep Yards is planned with sheep equipment dealers invited to display.  Then the last stop at the Boylan Ranch.  There we will have educational stations set up.  The tour will include a lamb BBQ bus service to and from our host hotel.  Saturday’s program will share updates from ASI, ALB, and SDSU (we will get to meet the new specialists!).  A highlight of the program is a lamb marketing panel discussion with 4 lamb industry professionals.  We will explore national, local, specialty markets.  We will hear from representatives of Colorado Lamb Processors and Superior Farms.  I encourage you to review the schedule of events.  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 Holiday Inn, Spearfish under SDSGA or Sheep Growers.

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!

Wade Kopren, SD Sheep Growers Association President

SD Sheep Growers Association

     Lisa Surber ~ 406-581-7772 ~ email:
     Wade Kopren ~ 605-545-0842 ~ email:

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


     Wade Kopren ~ 605-545-0842 ~ email:

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

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