Rapid City - Ranch families are invited to attend any of three community gatherings in Union Center, Faith and New Underwood for a free meal and information about resources available as they look to rebuild their ranch operations in the wake of the blizzard.
Resources and information will be provided by the South Dakota Animal Industry Board, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, South Dakota State University Extension, other federal and state agencies, bank and loan officers, insurance agents, agricultural industry organizations, and mental health professionals.
Gatherings will be held at the following dates and times:
· Union Center Community Gathering, Friday, October 25, 6-9 p.m., Union Center Community Center - Union Center, S.D.
· Faith Community Gathering, Saturday, October 26, 6-9 p.m., Faith Legion Hall - Faith, S.D.
· New Underwood Community Gathering, Monday, October 28, 6-9 p.m., New Underwood Community Center - New Underwood, S.D.
These gatherings are a joint effort by SD Cattlemen's Association, SD Farm Bureau, SD Farmers Union, and SD Stockgrowers Association with the support of other industry groups and local businesses.