Guidelines & Recommendations

  1. Deadline for the application is September 30, 2022.
  2. These funds are made available to purchase beef products to teach beef cookery, nutritional benefits and beef cut utilization.
  3. Only beef may be purchased with program funds.
  4. Beef that is purchased can be fresh or further prepared.
  5. Beef may only be used for food science curriculum. 
  6. Funds can only be used in the classroom/lab setting. Funds cannot be used for school BBQ’s or other school functions.
  7. We encourage lesson plans to reflect the use of new cuts from the chuck and round.
  8. An expense verification sheet, with receipts attached, is to be submitted for the 2022-2023 school year to the SDBIC by July 31, 2023. Any unused money must be returned to the SDBIC at this time as well to be eligible for future program funds. 
  9. Receipts should include the name of the store where beef was purchased and school name. Original receipts or copies will be accepted.
  10. The money does not have to be spent all at once. Purchases may be made over the course of the school year as long as all receipts are sent in by July 31, 2023.
  11. A new application must be filled out for each new school year.

*Failure to follow these guidelines will affect the school's ability to receive funds in the future. 

AG FACS Application

Want to enroll your students into the Extension FCS Beef program?

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Material & Resource Order Form

Choose from our selection of brochures, posters, and more to help you get a jump start on beef education!

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Expense Sheet

Verify your Extension FCS beef program expenses with this sheet and remit to Holly Swee.

Download Sheet

For questions, contact Holly Swee at 605-957-5283 or [email protected] 

Online Resources

The masters of beef advocacy

It's up to us, the beef community, to engage consumers in conversations and answer their questions about how beef is raised, from pasture to plate.

Beef Advocacy

Producer resources

Looking to get BQA certified or wondering what our checkoff dollars are? Check out the producer resources below! 


Beef Cutting Demonstrations

Learn about the many ways to prepare a beef cut with beef cutting demonstrations from BIWFD

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