Being a part of the BEEFSD program will be one of the best things you could do as a beef producer to help you develop the skills needed to be successful in the beef industry.

BEEFSD was developed to assist beginning farmers and ranchers establish successful production and management strategies for the beef industry. The program is open to anyone who has been ranching for 10 years or less of their adult life or has a strong desire to get into beef production.

Program Overview:

• Potential participants must apply for the program with the attached application.

• Participants will commit to a three-year obligation to the program.

• A total of 30 participants will be selected from the applicants and be assembled into two groups; a west and a central group.

• The meetings of each group will be centered in two sections of the state; western and central South Dakota.

To learn more about this program, link here.