Date: 3/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

Title: Member Benefit

The Cow-Calf Council has graciously agreed to cover ½ of the $300 tuition for any SDCA member that would like to attend any of these lectureships.  Note, there is a Genetics lectureship scheduled in Rapid City on May 11-12.  To take advantage of this offer, please submit a copy of your lectureship registration confirmation to our office (email or mail to the address below) and we will get you reimbursed.  Please contact the office with any questions you may have.



The King Ranch®Institute for Ranch Management (KRIRM) will hold three off-site lectureships in 2017, expanding from the events held in Kingsville, Texas, to Oklahoma, Montana, and South Dakota.

Traditionally, all the lectureships offered are held in Kingsville, Texas. However, as the lectureships grew in attendance numbers and expanded in topics, the decision to host events in other ranching states (in addition to the events held in Kingsville) was the next logical step in KRIRM’s outreach mission to offer the highest quality lectureships and symposia to ranching industry stakeholders.

In May of 2017, KRIRM will partner with Montana State University Extension and South Dakota State University West River Ag Center to offer the Application of Advanced Genetic Technology in Beef Cattle. Two sessions will be held: May 8-9, 2017, in Bozeman, Mont., and May 11-12, 2017, in Rapid City, South Dakota. In early 2016 when this lectureship was held for the first time in Kingsville, a record lectureship attendance of more than 60 ranchers, landowners, and stakeholders from nine states and two countries attended to learn about genetic selection and evaluation innovations that have rapidly evolved over the years. Beef cattle experts Dr. Bob Weaber and Dr. Matt Spangler instructed the lectureship, helping attendees to build and apply their knowledge of genetic advancements in the real world of seedstock and commercial cattle production. Both Weaber and Spangler will return as instructors for the lectureships offered in Montana and South Dakota.

Registration to the genetic technology and human resource management lectureships is $300 for each event, which includes all workbook materials, equipment, refreshments, and meals. More information about each lectureship—including the agendas, learning objectives, and location information—can be found at, or call the KRIRM office at 361-593-5401.


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