The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association executive committee is made up of five individuals, the President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer and Past President.
All SDCA leadership is nominated and selected by SDCA members. SDCA is made up of 14 local affiliates and 3 councils, a representative from each affiliate and council is elected to serve on the Board of Directors. The state is also divided into 5 regions; each region elects a Regional Vice President to serve as a representative on the board of directors.
Cory Eich, President
Cory has farmed with his wife Leanne for 28 years. He also works with his nephews Kelly and Ben Endorf. The operation includes corn, soybeans, wheat and hay. Cory also has a cow/calf operation where he finishes his own calves. Cory and Leanne have two grown daughters, Rachel lives in Mitchell while Leslie lives in Sioux Falls. A 1981 graduate of SDSU with B.S. degrees in Agriculture Business and Ag Economics, Cory is lifetime member of Epiphany Catholic church and also served as past president of the Canova Co-op where he has also been a nine year board member.
Todd Wilkinson, Vice President
PO Box 29
De Smet, SD 57231
Todd is a co-owner of Redstone Feeders an 8,250 head feedlot located near De Smet. Todd grew up in De Smet is married to Jean and they have three grown children: Nick, Nicole and Michelle. Todd has a cow/calf operation with his son, Nick. Todd is a 1981 graduate of Augustana College and a 1984 graduate of USD School of Law. He has practiced law for over 25+ years with emphasis on agricultural law and estate planning.
Todd purchases and sells Redstone cattle marketing 20,000 plus cattle a year. He also is involved in purchasing of feed requirements for Redstone Feeders facilities as well as handling the risk management operation for the business.
Cory Eberhart - Secretary / Treasurer
12150 320th Ave
Java, SD 57452
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Jeff Smeenk -- Past President
In 2007, Jeff was the VP for the Black Hills Cattlemen and also sat on the Board of Directors for SDCA. He was also the 2007 SDCA representative at the Young Cattlemen’s Conference. He is currently the Vice Chair for the Federal Lands Committee.
Regional Vice Presidents
Brad Bonhorst -- Southern Region Vice President
Huron, SD 57350
Vale, SD 57788
20108 398th Ave, Huron SD 57350
Laurie Johnson, President
46555 158th St, South Shore SD 57263
Central: Ken Dickson, 605-353-1196
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