About SDCW

The SDCW, an auxiliary of the SD Stock Growers, is a significant group in the state that a cattle producer or cattle producer wife can belong to.

  • We are members of a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of BEEF.
  • We are affiliated with the American National CattleWomen and believe and uphold their creed:

Believing that the livestock industry is of basic importance to world existence, we, the American National CattleWomen, dedicated ourselves to support it with our labor and finances; to promote it through information and publicity; to encourage its producers with our understanding and love; to do all in our power to instill in the coming generation the love of the land and of life, the humility and awe before nature, and the hope and faith in the future that is inherent to Cattlemen and CattleWomen.

2022-2023 Officers

Katrin Van Zandbergen

Carol Sides

Erin Yost

Mary Jessen

Appointed Officers

Lindy Harkin

Beef Certificate Coordinator

E-Mail Call: 605.842.9066

Carol Sides

Norma Olson

Membership Director

E-Mail Call: 605.530.3597

Mary Jessen

Ruth Farnsworth

Parliamentarian

Debra Elliott

Brenda Dreyer

Past Presidents

Lindy Harkin

E-Mail

Evie Fortune

E-Mail

Julie Holmquist

E-Mail

Brenda Dreyer

E-Mail

Karla Pazour

E-Mail

Committees

Nominating

Lindy Harkin
Brenda Dreyer

Bylaws

Kodi Blotsky
Carol Simon

State Fair

Brenda Dreyer

Featured Cattlewomen

Kodi Blotsky
Ruth Farnsworth
Mary Jessen
Danielle Schubert

SDBIC Reps

Becky Littau
Erin Yoast

Special Olympics

Tonya Ness
Katrin Van Zandbergen

Beef Certificate Investments

Becky Littau
Carol Hutchison
Lindy Harkin

Chamberlain Rest Stop

Karla Pazour
Prime Cattlewomen

Promotions

Brenda Dreyer
Ruth Farnsworth
Katrin Van Zandbergen

Christmas Tree @ Capitol

Mary Jessen

Ellsworth AFB

Carol Sides
Southern Hills CW

Scholarship

Kody Blotsky
Mary Jessen
Brenda Dreyer

Our Local Chapters

Harrold Steakettes

Mary Jessen

E-Mail Call

Mellette County Cattlewomen

Meet 3rd Thursday of every month

Carol Hutchison

Call

Prime Cattlewomen

Leslie Reuer

E-Mail Call

Rosebud Rancherettes

Meet 1st Wednesday of every month
(except July & August)

Jolene VanMetre
Sue Chytka

E-Mail Call

Southern Belle Cattlewomen

Meet 3rd Friday of every month
(except June & July)

Kodi Blotsky

Email

Southern Hills Cattlewomen

Meet 2nd Friday of every month

Carol Sides

Call

Industry Contacts

Taya Runyan
Executive Director
PO Box 1258
Pierre, SD 57501

Jodie Anderson
122 E Sioux Ave. Suite D
PO Box 751
Pierre, SD 57501

James Halvorson
Executive Director
426 St. Joseph St.
Rapid City SD 57701

Our Partners

The South Dakota CattleWomen serve as members and leaders within this national organization and shares the mission of the ANCW.  “ANCW is a voice for women who share a passion for the beef community with a focus on Beef Promotion, Education, and Legislation” – Quoted from the ANCW homepage.

The South Dakota CattleWomen are proud to share a long history with this grassroots organization whose individual producer members determine issues of importance to the state’s livestock industry.

The South Dakota Cattlewomen work with the South Dakota Beef Industry Council to promote BEEF at events across the state.