Affiliated Organizations

 SDCA works with several organizations within the beef industry and agriculture across the state of South Dakota.

Local Affiliates

These groups are a great way for members  to become involved with the SDCA on a truly grassroots level. Local affiliates allow members to work closely to the industry through their local communities. Each local affiliate has a board of directors and hosts meetings and activities throughout the year.


Initiated in 1898, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association is the marketing organization and trade association for America's one million cattle farmers and ranchers. With offices in Denver and Washington, D.C. NCBA is a consumer-focused, producer-directed organization representing the largest segment of the nation's food and fiber industry.

South Dakota Cattlemen’s Auxiliary

 The South Dakota Cattlemen's Auxiliary works to communicate about and promote beef to the public through many consumer events and outreach efforts. Auxiliary members include farm and ranch women, industry representatives, and beef advocates

SDALT is a joint effort of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association,  South Dakota Grasslands Coalition, South Dakota Conservation Districts, and South Dakota Farm Bureau. We are farmers and ranchers who understand the conservation needs of South Dakota’s agricultural community 

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Local Affiliates

As a grassroots organization, all SDCA policy is member directed. SDCA leadership and members work together to ensure that beef producers have a sound environment to raise their livestock and exceptional opportunities for success.

The members are represented locally by the affiliate they operate in. Each local affiliate has a board of directors and hosts meetings and activities throughout the year. A representative from each affiliate is chosen to serve on the on the state board of directors and are encouraged to have an affiliate representative at each committee meeting during convention.

 Local Affiliate Meetings

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Each Local Affiliate is association with a Region. Regional Vice Presidents are assigned to each region and act as a liaison between grassroots members, affiliates and the SDCA leadership team.

Local Affiliates

Black Hills: Britton Blair-  [email protected]

Clark Hamlin: Wayne Schlagel-  [email protected]  

Dakota Southern: Keith Dvoracek -   [email protected]  

Davison-Hanson: Shirley Thompson-  [email protected]

East Central: Peggy Vostad-   [email protected]  

McCook-Miner-Lake: Dave Miller-   [email protected]  

North Central: Josh Bieber-  [email protected] 

Northern Oahe: Jay Jones-   [email protected]  

Sioux Basin: Jared Questad-   [email protected]  

 South Central: Kent Geppert - [email protected]  

 West Central: Bo Slovek-   [email protected]