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SD Cattlemen's Foundation donates $300,000 to Feeding South Dakota

Members of the South Dakota Cattlemen's Foundation present donation to Lori Dykstra, CEO of Feeding South Dakota
The SD Cattlemen's Foundation presents donation to Lori Dykstra, CEO of Feeding South Dakota.

The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation donated more than $300,000 to Feeding South Dakota.

The foundation presented the donation at the annual Prime Time Gala, a fundraising and scholarship event.

“In South Dakota, food insecurity nearly doubled in just one year, so more of our neighbors need support to access food,” said Feeding South Dakota CEO Lori Dykstra. “The funds raised through the Prime Time Gala have been essential in helping us put millions of pounds of beef into all 66 counties of our state, and on the plates of those neighbors that need it most.”

During the gala, the Cattlemen's Foundation also awarded $15,000 in scholarships to five students attending South Dakota schools who are interested in the improvement of beef production and promotion to aid in their education. This year’s winners include:

● $1,000 – Henry Wright – Brandon, South Dakota

● $2,000 – Kenidey Effling – Highmore, South Dakota

● $3,000 – Lily Fods – Colton, South Dakota

● $4,000 – Megan Sanders – Oral, South Dakota

● $5,000 – Miles Hoffman – Leola, South Dakota

Three Fed Cattle Challenge winners were also announced. The goal of the program is to help develop the next generation of feed yard owners and managers. This year's awardees include:

● $500 – Chance Blum – Reliance, South Dakota
● $1,000 – Karin Sweeter – Worthing, South Dakota
● $1,500 – Olivia Hadrick – Faulkton, South Dakota

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."