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Expedition Baseball League and BEEF Work Together in Building Homerun Season for Collegiate Athletes

Beef and baseball joined forces in a recent partnership between South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) and the Expedition Baseball League for multiple promotions across the state this summer.  The elite summer collegiate baseball league provides an opportunity for players to hone their skills and become professional prospects.  

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Team BEEF SD On the Move in Deadwood 2018

 Thousands of runners converged on Deadwood this past weekend as they showed up in full force to run the 2018 Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon/Half Marathon. The race sported around 2,200 runners, making it the largest "trail" marathon in North America. Participants came from 48 states, as well as Canada. The participants included 225 Marathon finishers, 1,537 Half Marathon finishers, 340 Relay runners and 118 finishers in the fast 5K.

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Team BEEF SD On the Move in Deadwood 2018

South Dakota beef producers were thrilled to see approximately 20 Team BEEF SD runners amongst them. Team BEEF SD is a community of runners and cyclists who recognize the nutritional benefits of beef and the vital role high-quality protein plays in their training. "Calorie-for-calorie, beef is one of the most naturally nutrient-rich foods.

 

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Since 1990, the Dakota Farm Talk radio program has been keeping South Dakota’s agricultural industry up-to-date with what’s happening in today’s farming & ranching.  Aired each weekday on a dozen SD radio stations, Dakota Farm Talk is a unique program for South Dakota’s grain & livestock producers.

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Crazy Carl's BBQ 

For twenty years, Carl Brakke has brought barbeque to consumers around South Dakota, however, his story comes to us with a Texas twist!

Early in his career, Brakke was introduced to a Texan that had married a South Dakota Girl.  The Texan was in need of a barbeque pit and Brakke obliged. After fabricating the pit, Brakke decided to attend some of the Texans events he catered such as weddings and western picnics.  This inspired him to build his own pit and enter a beef cookoff at the South Dakota State Fair.

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Annual Report 2017

"The year ahead looks very exciting with new opportunities to promote and educate beef’s nutritional value to consumers. I look forward to leading this organization to the best of my ability as we move forward in a very positive direction for the beef industry. We are also looking forward to getting out and visiting with producers around the state to hear your ideas on the beef industry and advocate your voice for beef. With that I thank you and encourage you to contact any of us at the SDBIC."
- Erin Sumption, SDBIC President

Download 2017's South Dakota Beef Industry Council Annual Report to learn more.

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2017 Annual Report