Featured Events


Fire Up the Grill! It's Beef Month!

Governor Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed May as Beef Month to show his support of South Dakota's beef industry which is home to more than 15,000 beef producers and 4 million head of cattle.  The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture organize the proclamation each year.The SDBIC has events and promotions underway to celebrate what's become a state tradition. A wide variety of social media, retail and other promotions are planned throughout May, including the #MooovingMonday and #SizzlingSaturday challenges.

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Educator Programs


FACS Beef Program

The FACS Beef Program provides Family & Consumer Science Teachers across the state with the opportunity to apply for funding to use to purchase beef and to help teach beef cooking skills.

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ProStart Beef Program

The ProStart Beef Program is designed to support SD ProStart teachers in educating future foodservice professionals about the value and many qualities of utilizing beef in their future businesses and operations.

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Extension FCS Beef Program

A great opportunity for Extension educators to receiving funding to purchase beef for classroom utilization.

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Producer Programs

Beef Quality Assurance

The South Dakota Beef Quality Assurance/Critical Management Plan program was initiated by beef industry participants to add value to our cattle by assuring our production practices adhere to the highest quality standards. The program raises consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry.

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Masters of Beef Advocacy

A checkoff-funded online training program equipping beef producers across the country to tell their story in presentations to schools and church/civic groups, through local media and in the “virtual” world of the Internet.

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Team BEEF South Dakota

Team Beef

Fuel for the Finish

Team BEEF South Dakota is a community of athletes of all levels who recognize the nutritional benefits of lean beef and the vital role high-quality protein plays in their training. Team BEEF South Dakota is open to all South Dakotans who want to promote beef, be physically active and showcase eating beef in a healthy lifestyle.

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