Upcoming Events

Dave Pratt outdoors

Annual SDGC Meeting featuring Dave Pratt

* Profitable Ranching
* Generational Transfer
* Meeting & Lunch

March 25-27, 2023 @ Richie Z's Brickhouse, Pierre, SD

smiling happy couple

Regenerate 3-Day HRM School

Farmers and Ranchers make many sacrifices. Why should profitability be one of them?

Whether you are new or experienced in managing your resources, finances and relationships using a holistic or regenerative approach, this school is designed with you in mind.

Invite your whole team to unplug from your operation just long enough to recharge with others who want to take their personal & professional lives to the next level.

Grazing Schools

Topics include:
* Adaptive Management * Concepts of Grazing * Managing Diversity on Rangelands * Working with Livestock * Pasture Allocation * Inventory of Ranch Resources * Plant Species Identification * Mineral Nutrition Needs of Livestock * Seasonality of Grazing Nutrition * Ranch Monitoring Exercises * Soil Health and Infiltration * Transect Reading & Monitoring * Planning Your Own Place * Planning for a Forage Shortage * Fencing & Watering Systems * Holistic Management * Implementing Grazing Practices * Consulting with Grazing Experts

DATE: June 25

LOCATION: Rock Hills Ranch
Lowry, SD

TIME: 6:00pm CST

Up close picture of grass

Pasture Walk

Stay tuned for more details on this pasture walk!

July 10-13, Sturgis, SD

Location: Dakota Frontier Camp

Young ranchers at the Young Adult Rancher Management Workshop

Young Adult Rancher Management Workshop

The Young Adult Ranching for Profit Workshop is a hands-on intensive training to develop management skills in agriculture, featuring Dallas Mount, owner of Ranching For Profit Schools.

“What an awesome experience! Learned so much! Can`t wait to bring back what I learned to the family operation! Keep up the good work.” ~ Event Attendee

DATE: Thursday, August 3, 2023

TIME: 9:30AM - 4:00PM

LOCATION: Philip, SD


RSVP to Judge Jessop at jljessop@kennebectelephone.com or call/text 605.280.0127.

Photo of the Slovek family

2023 South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award Winner Tour

* From Wall, SD: Go 8 miles North on Creighton Road and take the curve East. Creighton Road turns into Kelly Hill Road. Then go 19 miles East to Deadman Creek Road. Go 6 miles North to Slovek Road. Then take Slovek Road 3 miles West.
* From Philip, SD: Go 10 miles North and then 9 miles West. Then go 1 mile North and 3 miles West.
* From HWY 34/73 Intersection (Billsburg): Go 15 miles South to Hilland Road, then 9 miles West to Deadman Creek Road. Then go 6 miles South to Slovek Road and then 3 miles West.

Aug 2, Pasque Hills on Beaver Creek, 9:00 - 1:00

Aug 4, SDSU Oak Lake Research station, 9:00 - 12:00
*There will be a live fire demonstration if weather permits.

controlled burn

Prescribed Fire Effects in Native and Restored Grasslands Field Day

* Identify native plants and plant response after spring prescribed burn
* Discussions about prescribed fire objectives and see if objectives were met
* Discuss future management and timing of prescribed burn

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