South Dakota Beef Industry Council Seeks Executive Director

PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) is seeking an enthusiastic beef professional to fulfill its Executive Director position.

The role most recently filled by Suzanne Geppert, Ft. Pierre, SD is being sought following Geppert’s resignation effective September 30, 2022. Geppert will act as Executive Director of Beef Logic, Inc. and continue to manage the Build Your Base with Beef (Build Your Base) program.

VeaBea Thomas, SDBIC President, and the SDBIC Executive committee support the recent move. “We are proud of the growth and potential the Build Your Base program has brought forward for the beef industry and it is vital that we continue to foster its growth. It makes sense for Geppert to continue leading those efforts.”

All interested applicants can find a complete job description at or contact SDBIC President, Vea Bea Thomas at 605-222-9561 or email

About The South Dakota Beef Industry Council

The SDBIC collects and administers the $1 beef checkoff on cattle sold in South Dakota. Checkoff dollars are utilized strictly for promotion, education or research programs. Fifty cents of every dollar is directed to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board for programs on the national level. The SDBIC retains 50 cents, which is invested in additional national programs or in-state programs.


The SDBIC is comprised of three representatives from eight agricultural organizations: South Dakota Beef Breeds Council, South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, South Dakota Cattlemen’s Auxiliary, South Dakota CattleWomen, South Dakota Farm Bureau, South Dakota Farmers Union, South Dakota Livestock Auction Market Association and South Dakota Stockgrowers Association.