DLGC 2016 Annual Meeting-Aberdeen, SD: December 9th and 10th

FEATURED SPEAKER: Dr. Dwayne Beck, Manager of Dakota Lakes Research Farm

beck

Dr. Dwayne Beck manages the research facility called Dakota Lakes Research Farm. The Dakota Lakes Research Farm is owned by a not-for-profit corporation created by family farmers and local businesses in the 1980’s.  Full-time operations at the present site began in the fall of 1989.  The entire facility has always been managed using true conservation agriculture techniques (continuous low-disturbance no-till and diverse rotations) since its inception.

The unique cooperative arrangement between South Dakota State University and Continue reading

DLGC Summer Meeting-Schedule of Events

Where:  Brookings, South Dakota

When: July 15 & 16, 2016

If you plan on attending Friday’s supper, please R.S.V.P. by July 11th. Call Mina at 605-651-9530 or email dakotalambgrowers@gmail.com. For information on registering for the 2nd Annual GM1 for HD Golf Classic, please visit Events on The Shepherd’s Gift: GM1 for HD page.

SCHEDULE: Continue reading

July 15 & 16, 2016: DLGC 2016 Summer Meeting and Second Annual GM1 for HD Golf Classic: Golfing for a Cure

When Adam DeZeeuw (Brookings) offered to organize the second annual GM1 for HD Golf Classic fundraiser on behalf of the Shepherd’s Gift:GM1 for HD, Susan Holler, DLGC President, jumped in with a suggestion: Why not hold the Golf Classic in conjunction with DLGC’s 2016 Summer Meeting? Many of DLGC’s member families participate in the GM1 for HD project. We have gotten to know, and love, several of the HD families who set up the Shepherd’s Gift:GM1 for HD.  So, since Edgebrook Golf Course in Brookings, South Dakota, was available on Saturday, July 16, we decided that the DLGC member meeting should be held in Brookings on Friday, July 15, so that our families would have the chance to re-connect.

We hope that you will bring family and friends Continue reading

The GM1 Project: News is Traveling!

Farmers raising genetically flawed sheep seek a cure for Huntington’s Disease

Please stay tuned for a recap of our 16th Annual Meeting in Fargo, North Dakota on December 11 and 12, 2015.

Reminder: R.S.V.P. for Annual Meeting lunch by Dec. 6

Please R.S.V.P. to Mina @ 605-651-9530 or email dakotalambgrowers@gmail.com by Sunday, December 6

 Friday, Dec. 11: NDSU Sheep Unit and Holiday Inn of Fargo Continue reading

Co-op 2015 Annual Meeting

Notice of Annual Meeting and the Fall 2015 Newsletter are attached below. Please R.S.V.P. by Sunday, December 6, to dakotalambgrowers@gmail.com for Friday’s dinner and Saturday’s lunch. We hope to see you there!

DLGC Notice of Annual Meeting 2015

Dakota Lamb Growers Coop Fall 2015 Newsletter

 

SAVE THE DATE: DLGC 2015 Annual Meeting-Fargo, ND, December 11-12

Stay tuned to DLGC email and this website for more information!

WHEN:     Friday, December 11: 4:30-6:30 pm Board of Directors Meeting, 7:00pm Membership Dinner

Saturday, December 12: 8:30-9:00 am Registration

Featured speakers are Jay Fuhrer, Soil Health Specialist, NCRS-Bismarck, and Dr. Gregory McKee, Director of the Quentin Burdick Center for Cooperatives, NDSU, Fargo.

WHERE: Holiday Inn of Fargo, 3803 13th Avenue South, Fargo, ND-a block of rooms is being reserved at a special rate for DLGC members (until 11-10-2015). Rooms are $114+tax for Friday night. Call 701-282-2700 to reserve your room!

Free Farm Foundation Workshop: Antimicrobial Drug Use in Food Animals-October 13 in Rapid City

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Regional leaders featured at Rapid City workshop on antimicrobial drug use in food animals 

OAK BROOK, IL Sept. 16, 2015: Regional leaders in livestock production, the veterinary community and the feed supply industry will be among the speakers at an Oct. 13, workshop in Rapid City, SD, on the stewardship of antimicrobial drug use in livestock.

Organized by Farm Foundation, NFP, the workshop is an opportunity for participants to gain a comprehensive understanding Continue reading

Shepherd’s Gift: GM1 for HD Charity Golf Outing: October 17 in Sioux City,Iowa

The Shepherd’s Gift: GM1 for HD

is ramping up for its first GM1 Charity Golf Outing on

October 17, 2015!

We have our Platinum Sponsorships filled, and we have 2 of our 4 Gold Sponsorships filled! We have lots of amazing donations coming in for silent auction items as well. We are working on a new car donation for our Hole-In-One prize…

The Cause: Huntington’s disease is a hereditary brain disorder for which there is currently no treatment or cure. It damages nerve cells in the brain, causing them to deteriorate along with every normal function in the person affected. Continue reading

2015 Summer Meeting Update and Thank you!

Thank you to all who participated in DLGC’s Summer Meeting on June 26 and June 27 in Brookings and White, South Dakota. Friday night’s lamb recipe tasting and fellowship was well attended, with a couple of folks driving in from Michigan! The Shepherd’s Gift: GM1 for HD auction was presided over by Kevin Quail, and brought in over $1,670. Thanks go out to both the generous donors who provided original and collectable items Continue reading