131st South Dakota Stockgrowers Annual Convention underway Thursday

SPEARFISH, S.D.(KBHB) – The 131st South Dakota Stockgrowers Annual Convention opened Thursday morning in Spearfish.

Stockgrowers Vice President Les Shaw says there are plenty of new things this year – including attendance by several area FFA groups.

The convention opened with legislative insights from the group’s lobbyist Jeremiah Murphy and a speech on the importance of local broadcasters working with producers from Mike Zell of Riverfront Broadcasting.

Shaw says also on the agenda today, presentations from the FFA Groups.

This afternoon, Bill Bullard of RCALF USA is on the agenda.

Shaw says the annual convention is a way for members to get together and discuss the hot topics.

The annual convention runs through tomorrow and will include Friday night’s annual award and recognition banquet.