It’s an annual tradition – SDARL graduates and friends gather for fun and fellowship (and football!) at the Beef Bowl game at South Dakota State University. The Beef Bowl was held on Saturday, October 2, 2021, with an SDSU football team victory and plenty of SDARL alumni in attendance.

Among the alumni present at the tailgating festivities, hosted by Craig Dybedahl (SDARL II), were (above from left) John Reisch (SDARL III), Bill Slovek (SDARL IV), Matt Dybedahl (SDARL IX), Craig, and SDARL CEO Don Norton.

Most of the SDARL classes were represented at the tailgating, including (above from left) Mike Jaspers (SDARL IV) and Emily Peterson, who is ready to start the SDARL program as a member of Class XI.

The Beef Bowl features a beef auction just before the 2nd half of play. Standing on the sidelines ready to bid are (above from left) Tom Fishback (SDARL X), long-time SDARL supporter Jim Woster, and Brian Gilbert (SDARL IX) with his children.


The annual “Friend of the Beef Industry” award was presented to SDARL supporter Troy Swanson of Dakotaland Feeds (center with blue jacket). From left are a number of SDARL friends, including SDSU President Barry Dunn, former SDARL board member Roxanne Knock, Troy, SDARL board member and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences John Killefer, and Joe Cassady, Chair of the SDSU Animal Science Department and Interim Head of the Department of Dairy and Food Science.


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