Convention



SDCA 74TH Annual Convention & Trade Show

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The SDCA's Annual Convention and Trade Show provides a forum for members and non-members to network with fellow cattlemen, craft the policy that will guide the SDCA staff and leadership in the coming year, and learn more about the latest industry happenings. 

This year, the convention will highlight the various aspects of technology that impact farmers, ranchers, and the entire agriculture industry, such as precision ranching and cybersecurity. Throughout the two-day event, programming will provide awareness, education, and solutions to help producers to continue to maximize efficiencies and adopt new practices. 

When: December 12-14, 2022
Where: Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center  | Pierre, South Dakota 

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Ramkota for a rate of $99/night. Call 605-224-6877 to reserve a room under the Cattlemen's Association block by November 20, 2022 to guarantee the rate. 


Please note, schedule is Central Standard Time. 

Monday, December 12, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Exhibitor Heavy Equipment Move-In
11:00  AM - 1:00 PM - Exhibitor Move-In  &  Registration 
  
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM - Trade Show 
1:00 - 2:00 PM - Ag & Food Policy Committee Meeting
1:00 - 2:00 PM - Tax & Credit Committee Meeting
2:00 - 3:00 PM - Live Cattle Marketing & International Trade
3:15 - 5:30 PM - Cattlemen's Education Series sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association
5:45 - 6:45 PM - PREM / Federal Lands Committee Meeting
5:45 - 6:45 PM - Cattle Health & Wellbeing Committee Meeting
6:45 - 8:00 PM - Best of Beef Happy Hour

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Registration
7:15 - 8:45 AM - Breakfast & Industry Updates by National Cattlemen's Beef Association
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM - Trade Show
9:00 - 10:15 AM - Cow-Calf Council &Young Cattlemen's Council Joint Meeting
9:00 - 10:15 AM - Cattle Feeder Council Meeting
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Annual Membership Business Meeting (proposed bylaw amendments)
12:00 - 1:45 PM - Lunch & Keynote
1:45 - 2:00 PM - Trade Show Time & SDSU ice cream 
2:00 - 4:30 PM - Annual Membership Policy Meeting (policy set to expire)
4:30 - 6:30 PM - Seminar I*: SDSU Mental Health: QPR Training with Kayle Lauck  (5:30) SDSU Presentation on Climate Smart Grant from the USDA
4:30 - 6:30 PM - Seminar II*: Mezonet & Stress Tool Presentation by SDSU (5:30) CattleFax Presentation by Troy Bockelmann

7:00 - 8:30 PM - Cattlemen's Banquet & Leopold Conservation Award
8:30 - 11:00 PM - President's Auction & Entertainment by Cody Henson Hullinger

* Attendees can choose between SDSU Mental Health or Mezonet sessions at 4:30 and then choose between the Climate Smart or Cattlefax sessions at 5:30

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM - Exhibitor Move-Out


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