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Beef Continues Reign as Official Protein of the 2021 Sanford International

BEEF is headed back to the 2021 Sanford International PGA Tournament of Champions for the fourth year as the South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC), through the Beef Checkoff, headlines BEEF as the official protein of the event. This year’s tournament will take place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota September 16 – 19, 2021 at the Minnehaha Country Club with golf enthusiast from all over the United States in attendance.

The Sanford International provides an exciting opportunity for the beef community to tell their story, engage with consumers, and answer questions about modern beef production. "Our farmers and ranchers appreciate our beef consumer and their continued support of our product”, states SDBIC Executive Director, Suzy Geppert. “We want consumers to know we care about the protein we are producing for their families and thank them for continuing to choose BEEF.”

South Dakota Beef will be working alongside Karl’s TV and Appliance and Dakota Butcher in serving prime rib sandwiches throughout the Pro-Am tournament on Wednesday and Thursday with the South Dakota Junior Beef Ambassadors joining in to serve sandwiches in the military and first responders’ tent on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Grillin' on the Green Burger Battle event is back on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. This event has Food Network celebrity Chef, Justin Warner, and special guests in attendance judging the event as ranchers and media partners battle it out at the grill for top honors as the Official Sanford International Burger Battle Champions.

Beef will also be highlighted as the premier protein of the tournament at “The Ranch" located in the 1st, 2nd, 17th, and 18th viewing area. This destination oasis will offer attendees an opportunity to sit back and relax as they learn about beef's story from pasture-to-plate while watching one of America's favorite past times. While at the "The Ranch" onlookers will have the chance to try the 2021 signature ranch burger – The Chipotle Burger.

"South Dakota Beef Industry Council has been an incredible supporter of the Sanford International since our inception in 2018," states Josh Brewster, Tournament Director/Pro Links Sports. "Each year “The Ranch" is our best on-site attraction at the tournament. 2021 is set to be our best year yet and we are excited for the people of Sioux Falls and this region to experience the tournament and see all of the great things that the SDBIC is doing for this region".

As you spectate during the 2021 Sanford International Tournament of Champions, keep your eye out for our Beef Caddies that will be assisting pro’s during the Pro-Am tournament. These Beef Caddies include Henry Kiesow, Trevor Bergh, Ty Bergh and Barrett Butzer.

The South Dakota Beef Industry Council works on behalf of South Dakota beef producers through the $1 Beef Checkoff program.

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