Lyle Perman is a 4th generation South Dakota rancher. He and his wife Garnet established Rock Hills Ranch near Lowry SD in 1976. Today the ranch is operated by Lyle and Garnet, their son, Luke and daughter in law, Naomi and their four children.
Lyle received his bachelor of science in Agriculture from South Dakota State University in 1977. In addition to ranching he has also operated an insurance and investment business on the ranch since 1985. Recently he retired from multi-line insurance and investments and focuses on crop insurance only.
Perman is a member of the SD Cattlemen’s Assn, Farm Bureau, National Cattlemens Beef Assn, Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimted, SD Grassland Coalition, SD Soil Health Coalition, the Akaska Volunteer Fire Department, the Akaska Development Corp and the Germans from Russia Heritage Society. He held leadership positions with the SD Grassland Coalition and currently serves on the board of directors for the SD Cattlemen’s Assn. He also is on a committee exploring establishing land trusts in SD and speaks frequently about their ranch management practices and their impact on the ecosystem. Perman has held various leadership positions in their local church and fire department.
Their family was honored to receive the 2014 SD Aldo Leopold Conservation Award and the 2014 National Environmental Stewardship Award from the National Cattleman’s Beef Association.
He is an active proponent of conservation, especially as it relates to soil health and grassland and the proud grandfather of seven above average grandchildren.See All Speakers