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Rancher’s Workshop

January 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

What: 45th Annual Ranchers Workshop
When: Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Sinte Gleska Multi-Purpose Building – Mission, SD

(Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Speakers start at 10:00 a.m.)

Topics & Presenters
Theme: “Leaving a Legacy”

  • “Woody Plant Encroachment and Prescribed Fire” – Sean Kelly, SDSU Extension Range Management Field Specialist and Liaison Officer for the Mid-Missouri River Prescribed Burn Association
  • “Turning a Profit – Using Software” – Dani Stearns, Co-founder of Goat Production Management (GPM) software and a fourth generation rancher
  • “Don’t Be a John Wayne on the Prairie” – Heather Swanson, PMHP Program Director at Mt. Marty University
  • “Cultivating Your Farm Succession Plan” – Heather Venenga, American Harvest Financial


Coordinated by
SDSU Extension
Rosebud Sioux Tribal Ranch
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Mellette-Todd County Farm Service Agency
Mellette & Todd County Conservation Districts
South Central Resource Conservation & Development Council
USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider, Employer, and Lender

Expo Booths
Vendor and Informational booths will be available to view all day.
For more information contact:
Lealand Schoon- (605) 488-9762
Ashley Dimond-(605) 321-2240
Jewell Bork -(605) 530-3713
Donna Lee- (605) 259-3252 ext. 3
Persons requiring accommodations should call one of the above phone numbers one week before the event.


January 10
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


SDSU Extension


Sinte Gleska Multi-Purpose Building
101 Antelope Lk Circle
Mission, SD 57555 United States
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