The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association officer team is made up of four individuals, the President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer and Past President.
All SDCA officers are nominated and selected by SDCA's members. SDCA is made up of 15 local affiliates and 2 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, with a Regional Vice President who, together with the officers, make up SDCA’s Executive Committee. The Regional Vice Presidents also serve on the full Board of Directors.
Allen Walth grew up on a diversified farm near Glenham SD, graduated from Glenham High School, then SDSU with a degree in Animal Science and a commission in the US Army. After Quartermaster Officer training in Ft. Lee VA he was stationed in Pirmasens, Germany for 18 months where he ran the Pirmasens Officers Club. After being discharged he returned to Glenham in 1974 and purchased his uncle’s farm and ranch along the old Missouri River now called Lake Oahe.
Allen along with his wife Becky run a commercial cow/calf and irrigated grain operation. Besides being active in SDCA Allen served on the Cam Wal Rural Electric Coop Board for 21 years with 18 of those as Secretary/Treasurer. Allen is also active in his church holding various offices. Allen and Becky have a son and daughter along with four grandchildren.
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT