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Farm Credit Services of America

Danielle Kartak

2505 E 4th St

Pierre, SD   57501

Farm Credit Services of America, based in Omaha, NE, is dedicated to serving the agricultural credit, risk management, and financial needs of farmers and ranchers in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Kansas.

American agriculture has grown to become the largest, most efficient, and productive food system in the world, but remains a business of people. It is at this personal level, on farms and ranches of rural America and in the plants and facilities of agribusinesses, where Farm Credit Services of America works to finance each success. So, every day, in everything we do, we work to become agriculture’s most valued financial partner.

South Dakota Sheep Growers Association

Lisa McKinley Surber

Phone: 406-581-7772

The SD Sheep Growers Association is the trade association for sheep producers of South Dakota. SD is the fifth largest producer of lamb and wool in the United States. We focus on lamb and fiber promotion on a state-wide basis, and at educational events to keep members and the public updated on issues affecting the sheep industry. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the sheep industry. As a member, you will also receive the monthly "Sheep Industry News" magazine. Check out our website or our Facebook page for updated news and information.


South Dakota Grassland Coalition

Judge Jessop

PO Box 401, Presho, SD 57568

Phone: (605) 280-0127


The South Dakota Grassland Coalition (SDLGC), a non-profit organization, was created in 1998 to serve as a voice for grassland managers. The grass resource, range and pastureland, makes up over half of South Dakota's land area and represents a tremendous economic and environmental asset. With over five hundred members, SDGLC’s mission is to improve stewardship of grasslands through sustainable and profitable management.


Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc

John Rehmeier, Territory Manager

11484 Fogelsong Rd

St. Onge, SD   57779

Phone: 605-569-0671


Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIV) out of St. Joseph, MO, is a subsidiary of Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation based in Ridgefield, CT, and a member of the Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies.  BIV acquired the cattle products line from Fort Dodge Animal Health in October of 2009. BIV shares Fort Dodge’s strong commitment to innovation and this continues to be BIV’s basis. The mission of BIV is to benefit the health and well-being of mankind by contributing to an adequate supply of safe, nutritious food.

Mellette Co. Conservation District Phone:(605) 259-3252

PO Box I

White River, SD   57579


Todd Co. Conservation District    Phone: (605) 856-4440

PO Box 268

Mission, SD   57555

Your local Conservation District focuses on natural resource problems and developing solutions with an effort to improve the environment. Your Conservation Supervisors are residents of their districts and have a personal connection to the resources around them. Currently the Districts have three Grants that provide cost share for certain conservation practices and one demonstration grant that will feature cover crops and their benefits. The Districts are available to assist with conservation planning and design. They offer tree planting services to producers and sell conservation grade seedling trees. The Districts also have two no-till, and two double-disk grass seed/grain drills available for producers to rent.


Prime Risk Management

Joe Reints

PO BOX 135

Chancellor, SD   57015

Ph. 605-214-1778


Prime Risk Management is a provider of risk management solutions for livestock operations. Our passion is to educate producers on the value highly subsidized insurance products can provide to their operations. We strive to educate, not sell. We have a zero-pressure sales approach that focuses on adding value to farming and ranching operations throughout the region. If you would like to visit more about these products feel free to call me on my cell phone at 605-214-1778.



Farm Service Agency

Kylie Simington, Collene Schwarting

PO Box A

White River, SD   57579

Email:  /

Phone: (605) 259-3252 ext. 2 / Fax: (855) 262-0861

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) seeks to serve the public by providing all farmers and ranchers access and the opportunity to participate in those programs administered through the local FSA office. This includes maintaining a database of all agricultural land in both Mellette and Todd counties. FSA administers the Non-Insurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), and other Programs as passed by Congress. FSA also has programs available to producers to aid in their financial goals such as Direct Operating & Farm Ownership Loans, Guaranteed Loans and Youth Loans.


South Dakota Soil Health Coalition

Cindy Zenk

43968 139th St

Webster, SD   57274

Phone# 605-280-4190


The South Dakota Soil Health Coalition is a producer led, non-profit, membership organization that was created in the spring of 2015. The Coalition is governed by a nine-member board of farmers and ranchers from across the state and includes several staff members. Staff and board members strive to carry out the Coalition’s mission to “Promote Improved Soil Health” through education and research.


Dakota Goat Association

Mandy Thomas

44722 247th St

Montrose, SD   57048

Ph: 540-622-4236


The Dakota Goat Association (DGA) offers informational and educational events for all types of goat owners in the Dakotas. No matter what type of goat you raise or the size of your operation – we have activities that will expand your goat keeping knowledge. Through the DGA, you will meet others with the same interests and concerns. Visit for more information. 


SDSU - Cooperative Extension Service

Ronald Frederick, SDSU Extension, 4-H Youth Program Advisor

P.O. Box 1125

Mission, SD   57555

Phone: 605-856-2198


Vanessa Hight, Jones and Mellette County 4-H

PO Box 258

White River, SD   57579

Phone: 605-259-3385


South Dakota State University Extension’s 4-H program in partnership with the Rosebud/Todd County area 4-H Leaders Assn. mission is to provide positive 4-H youth development programs in the areas of citizenship, healthy living, and the sciences. By emphasizing the importance of young people connecting to their communities by being well-informed and engaged in civic affairs; developing leadership skills and preparing for the life skills necessary to become productive members of society in school, work, career, and family life. Our purpose and goal are to strengthen and expand 4-H opportunities for youth in traditional and non-traditional 4-H programing through recruitment of 4-H Leaders, youth, and adult volunteers. We strive to develop goals and objectives for the 4-H program in Todd County and the Rosebud Reservation that are economically viable, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible to build trust and benefit the community we serve.


Sweet Spot America

Bobbi Schmidt

1125 Boardwalk

White River, SD   57579

Ph: 605-259-3939

Alt. Ph: 605-685-5247

Sweet Spot America is a small-town specific real estate development that incorporates a unique business center with residential and commercial lots, to deliver vital services to remote communities at the same time it initiates and drives local economic growth. The multi-purpose destination attracts locals and tourists, seasonal hunters, fisherman, and bikers, as well as federal, state, county, and local outreach workers. This model is designed to be replicated in other small towns across South Dakota and beyond, with the first location in White River, SD, gateway to the tourism experience in South Central South Dakota.

Ft. Pierre Livestock Auction Inc

Dennis Hanson

PO Box 400

Ft. Pierre, SD   57532

Phone: 605-223-2576

Fax: 605-223-2635

Dennis Hanson #605-280-1030

Nick Moreland #605-280-3392

“Selling America’s Best Cattle for America’s Finest People”

We would like to take this time to say Thank You to all our customers, both consignors & buyers alike, for your business over the past year as well as the past many years.

We look forward to doing business with you for many years to come.

As much as our business is about cattle, it is even more about people. How truly fortunate we are to get to do business with some of the finest people in the world. Also, a BIG Thank You to our entire crew! From the yards to the office, from the full-timers to the part-timers – the auctioneers, brand inspectors, veterinarians, café staff, and everyone involved around Ft. Pierre Livestock.


Seymour Cow Care

Sam Seymour

27115 243rd St

Murdo, SD   57559

Phone: 605-669-2844 

Sam Seymour is one of the top field representative and salesperson for Titan West, Inc. of Linn, Kansas. He has been with the company for over 30 years.


As a ranch hand and cowboy, Sam has used the majority of the livestock handling equipment that he sells. He stands behind the quality of Titan West because of craftsmanship, durability, and innovation to make the ranching occupation a little easier.


Titan West, Inc. produces the absolute best in livestock handling equipment. Equipment comes in standard sizes for horses, cattle, and bison. However, equipment may also be manufactured to the customer’s specifications, if requested.

CHS Nutrition

Lonnie Schultz / Gene Hight

PO Box H

White River, SD   57579


Phone: 605-259-3141

Lonnie’s Cell: 605-499-1196

At CHS, our purpose is to create connections that empower agriculture. CHS is a diversified global agribusiness cooperative owned by farmers and local cooperatives across the United States. First organized in 1929, CHS employs more than 10,000 dedicated people around the globe who provide our owners and customers with a strong, efficient supply chain, access to global markets, and products and services for agricultural businesses and rural communities.

The White River location strives to meet all your animal nutrition needs, from running hay samples to developing feed rations, and much more.


Michael Glynn Memorial Coalition

Joyce Glynn, Prevention Specialist

PO Box 11

White River, SD   57521

Cell: 605-441-5389


The Michael Glynn Memorial Coalition is a non-profit organization, accredited with the State of South Dakota to provide Prevention Services, whose mission is: The promotion of social welfare, education and provision of services beneficial to the public interest; including providing students and underage adults with opportunities to become or stay alcohol, tobacco and drug free through educational programs, healthy lifestyle programs, and the support and sponsorship of alcohol, tobacco and drug-free activities.

South Dakota Stockgrowers Association

James Halverson        

426 St. Joseph St

Rapid City, SD   57717


The South Dakota Stock Growers Association is a grassroots organization whose individual producer member determine the issues of importance to the state’s livestock industry. With input into the policy development, each member can influence SDSGA’s policy and priorities. Individual members of the association pull together to make these powerful decisions dedicated to promoting the livestock industry and enhancing the opportunity for profitability.


Sandhills State Bank

Monty Neiffer, Regional President

PO Box 376

Valentine, NE   69201

Phone: 402-376-2211

Fax: 402-376-1188


Sandhills State Bank is a local partnership committed to serving the Nebraska Sandhills and surrounding ranching community, including south central South Dakota since 1902. The Bank was originally chartered as Commercial Bank of Bassett and was purchased and rebranded in the spring of 2010 by over 50 area families who were determined to provide the region with a strong, locally owned, and regionally focused financial institution for cattle producers and other agriculture producers.

Sandhills State Bank is the premier provider of financing for the area’s cattle industry – including cow-calf, stocker, seed stock, feedlot, and diversified operations – and specializes in providing credit for operating, real estate, cattle and equipment financing.


Sandhills Insurance Agency

Alana Arendt

PO Box 286

Valentine, NE   69201

Phone: 402-376-1345

Cell: 402-376-1188

Fax: 402-322-0873


Sandhills Insurance Agency provides all insurance lines of coverage. We are locally owned and licensed to write insurance in Nebraska and South Dakota. We enjoy supporting our communities and getting to know you.

Creative Counseling & Studio

Nicole Hoffman

PO BOX 533

Mullen, NE   69152

Ph. 308-546-7016


Art therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, foster self-awareness, manage behavior, develop social skills, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem.

Nicole is a provisionally licensed mental health practitioner and provisionally licensed art therapist. She obtained a Master of Science in Art Therapy from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

Nicole has worked extensively with the elderly population, including those who have Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and other neurodegenerative ailments. She has also worked with adults, teens and children who have experienced depression, anxiety, and grief and loss.

Nicole specializes in art therapy, using a person-centered approach. She also has experience with cognitive behavioral therapy and Gestalt therapy.

Nicole has a passion for helping people use counseling and art therapy to express things they cannot express otherwise. She offers telehealth counseling and is looking forward to working with you!

Nicole is a native of the Nebraska Sandhills and grew up on a cattle ranch. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, traveling, reading, cooking, practicing yoga and spending time with family and friends. She is also an avid sports enthusiast, and enjoys watching football, basketball, volleyball, and baseball.


Littau Seed

Logan Littau

30055 279th St

Winner, SD   57580

Ph. 605-840-4591


Littau Seed was founded and is run on the idea that our customers deserve better. Better seed choices, better service, and the best possible pricing. We work almost entirely with SD companies and growers to source varieties that will thrive in our harsh environment. We are family owned and operated and we look forward to the opportunity to work for you!


MEMS Embroidery

Mabel Schmit

318 S Main St

Winner, SD   57580

Phone: 605-842-2488


I am a quilter and embroiderer doing embroidery on caps, coats, shirts, and more. I will have many sample products on hand and other merchandise available. If I do not have the product on hand, I have books available from which I can order. I am happy to work with you to create your own personalized design. We also do long arm quilting for you; you have a quilt top and need it quilted we can provide that service to you. We do mending of all sorts such as putting in zippers, hemming blue jeans and so on. We sell promotional products such as pens, pencils, bags, and much more as well. Our motto is: “We design What you select.”  Our turn around for service time is short term. We appreciate you support for a small uptown business.


Security First Bank / Security First Insurance

Barb Davis

PO BOX 480

Valentine, NE   69201

Ph: 402-376-2496

Fax: 402-376-2095


Founded by nine western Nebraska ranchers in 1898, Security First Bank and Security First Insurance provide community banking and insurance services throughout the state of Nebraska and southwest South Dakota. Whether you are starting a family, building a home, growing a business, or need agricultural coverage, we have the tools, technology, and products from people you know and trust.

Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. NMLS#505011.

Insurance products are not a deposit, not FDIC insured, not insured by any federal government agency, and not guaranteed by the bank.


Niobrara Valley Feed Service LLC

Aaron Dinklage

39499 US Hwy 20

Valentine, NE   69201

Phone# 402-376-3565


South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts

Blaine Brakke # 605-280-4813

Caitie Uthe #605-799-6885

Presho, SD  




Toni Hindman

19560 SD Hwy 1806

Ft. Pierre, SD   57532

Phone: 308-207-2013

Toni Hindman lives on a ranch north of Ft. Pierre with her husband and kids. She does custom leather and beadwork, along with custom quilting.



South Central Resource Conservation & Development

Jewell Bork

PO Box 461

Murdo, SD   57559

Phone: 605-530-3713


South Central RC&D Council provides technical assistance to facilitate working with a diversity of individuals, groups, and agencies to manage and protect their natural resources. We work to better the economic viability of the area by addressing the following four elements: Land Conservation, Water Management, Community Development, and Land Management.

South Central RC&D serves the four counties of Jones, Mellette, Todd, and Tripp.


Agtegra Cooperative

Ben Sieve

PO BOX 146

Murdo, SD   57559

Ph: 605-846-1470

Agtegra Cooperative in Murdo is your local distributor of Feed and Farm supply in Jones County, offering a wide variety of products from companies such as Gallagher, Sioux Steel, Purina Feeds, as well as Cenex branded grease, oil, and fuel. With the help of Mark Reindl LPS from Purina feeds, we work closely with our livestock producers to help them maximize feed quality and efficiency by providing services like feed stuff sampling, ration formulation and delivery of feed products. Agtegra Cooperative also offers services in Grain and Agronomy as well as bulk fuel and propane delivery.



SD Center for Farm/Ranch Management

Lori Tonak – Mitchell Technical Collage

1800 E Spruce St

Mitchell, SD   57301

Ph. 605-680-0403


SD Center for Farm/Ranch Management, Mitchell Technical College, provides individualized instruction to South Dakota farm and ranch families to assist them with development of business plans and improvement of profitability.



• Instruction is conducted one-on-one at the farm site.


• Producers keep records of their own business, which are later analyzed and utilized to develop a comprehensive farm business plan.

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