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Beefing up the Races

img_1883.JPG On Memorial Monday, I spent the evening with the South Dakota Cattlemen's Auxiliary at the 4th Annual Beef Night at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. They had a great promotion for the fans; come to the races on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and purchase a Beef Bucks certificate for the price of $10 and get a FREE race ticket for Beef Night. In addition, fans were also registered for several drawings for prizes such as $100 Beef Cards and much more. The South Dakota Cattlemen's Auxiliary was truly "Beefing Up The Races" this weekend at Huset's Speedway.

If you haven't heard of Beef Bucks, Inc. before, this program is a non-profit organization poised to promote the beef industry as well as educate the general public about all of the great things about America's finest food, BEEF! The "Beef Buck" itself comes in two forms; a pre-paid check or a VISA debit card that can be redeemed at a wide variety of locations across the country. Since the formation of Beef Bucks, Inc in 1997, thousands of pounds of beef in numerous forms have been purchased via Beef Bucks.

beefcov1106.jpgI had the chance to interview one of the founding members of Beef Bucks, Inc, Nancy Montross, a cattle producer from DeSmet, S.D. about Beef Bucks, Beef Night and her passions for the beef industry. Nancy and her husband Bob were named the 2006 Trailblazers, an annual award presented by BEEF. You can listen to my interview with Nancy below. (Please ignore the revving engines and the authentic South Dakota winds during my chat with Nancy!)

Quick BEEF Daily Fact: Hot off the grill and delivered straight to you, did you know that Beef Bucks, Inc. has it's own blog? Check it out for information on scholarships, promotional events and ways to gift beef to your friends and family!

Reminder: Today is the final day to enter the First BEEF Daily Photo Contest. See details here for your chance to win signed, limited edition western art prints. Contest ends at 12:00 p.m. today! Winners will be announced tomorrow!