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.
SDCA is also divided into regions. Each region is represented by an elected Regional Vice President.
Regional VP's and Affiliate Representatives
Cory Eberhart– Northern Region VP
Northern Region includes Northern Oahe and North Central Affiliates.
Kory Bierle– Southern Region VP
Southern Region includes West Central and Rosebud Affiliates.
Warren Symens – Northeast Region VP
Northeast Region includes North Central Northeast, Kingsbury, East Central, Central, and Clark Hamlin Affiliates.
Travis Bies – Western Region VP
Western Region includes Black Hills Affiliate.
Cory Eich– Southeast Region VP
Southeast Region includes Dakota Southern, McCook-Miner-Lake, Sioux Basin, and Southeast Affiliates.
SDCA Board of Directors
Black Hills: Britton Blair
Central: Bryan Eden
Clark Hamlin: Wayne Schlagel
Dakota Southern: Keith Dvoracek
Davison-Hanson: Shirley Thompson
East Central: Peggy Vostad
Kingsbury County: Blake Hojer
McCook-Miner-Lake: Dave Miller
North Central: Josh Bieber
Northeast: Nancy Johnson
Northern Oahe: Jay Jones
Sioux Basin: Jared Questad
South Central: Kent Geppert
West Central: Bo Slovek