Dan grew up in south central South Dakoa on his parents `33 Ranch`. After graduating college Dan traveled to southern Africa and taught ag classes at the Botswana Agricultural College for two years. He made the family ranch his permanent home in 1982. Married in `88 to Dawn, they have four children. After his sister and brother-in-law moved to the ranch in `93, Dan and Blake became partners in 1996 when Dan`s Dad retired. The 33 Ranch certified 22000 acres organic in 2006. The ranch currently sells finished organic grass-fed cattle and organic and commodity yearlings.
Dan has served as a director on the board of the South Dakota Grassland Coalition since 2000. Is currently board vice chair, chair of: education committee, grazing school committee, and grazing school follow up committee.
The shared vision for the 33 Ranch is:
A family oriented business which uses a management system that maximizes profitability through efficient use of forage while promoting healthy range conditions.See All Speakers