September 2017 National Newsletter

September 2017 National Newsletter

South Dakota Beef Industry Council Annual Meeting Scheduled For September 16 in Brookings

The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) board of directors and staff invite the public to attend the annual meeting Sat., Sept 16 at Fishback Studio and Theater, in the South Dakota State University Performing Arts Center in Brookings, SD. 


SDBIC directors will hear reports from the executive, nominating, research, promotion and budget committees, receive program report updates, as well as pass the budget for fiscal year 2018. The meeting will begin at 8:30a.m.


Anyone tailgating before the football game is encouraged to participate in the Beef Bowl Tailgate beef cooking competition. The winner will receive $250 in beef bucks. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Additional information will be available on SDBIC social media sites.


All beef producers are welcome to attend the SDBIC annual meeting. For more information on SDBIC projects and the Beef Checkoff Program, visit You can also find the SDBIC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

South Dakota Beef Checkoff Helps Fund Culinary Federation Conferences

South Dakota's beef checkoff continues to reach beyond our borders to provide beef information and opportunity to culinary experts as it assisted in funding two American Culinary Federation (ACF) conferences in Chicago and Orlando this year.


Chefs across the Midwest attended the 2017 American Culinary Federation ChefConnect in Chicago hosted by beef checkoffs. South Dakota, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas work together each year to promote the beef industry through trends and news to foodservice professionals. United States foodservices sell over 7.5 billion pounds of beef each year.


"The ACF conference activities allows the Beef Checkoff a great opportunity to engage with a variety of culinary professionals from around the country.  This is an important influential audience who we want to provide opportunities for them to learn the most current information about beef, provide hands-on engagements to inspire additional beef menu items," Holly Swee, South Dakota Beef Industry Council's Director of Nutrition & Consumer Information, said. 

South Dakota Beef Industry Council Partners With Andy’s Road Race 

Team Beef South Dakota took part in the 36th Annual Andy’s Road Race 5K/10K Run. Twelve runners representing Team Beef took part in either the 5K or the 10K that took place on September 2nd. A noncompetitive Harvey Gleich Memorial 5K walk was also help. Andy’s Road race in an end-of-summer race for runners, bikers, and walkers of all ages.

This is the first year where Andy's partnered with the South Dakota Beef Industry to raise funds to help South Dakotans who are fighting a cancer battle with incidental expenses. The beef council was also there promoting the power of protein, especially in beef and how it goes hand-in-hand with a healthful, active lifestyle.

Every participant received a free gate pass into fair with their Andy’s Road Race registration. 

Posted: September 1, 2017