Tammy Basel

Union Center, SD 57787

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  • Cow-calf
  • Operating Committee (member)
  • Market Research Working Group (member)
  • Innovation (Co-Chair)
Tammy Basel is a lifelong cow-calf and sheep producer, operating on land in western South Dakota that has been in the family since homestead times. She was nominated to the Cattlemen's Beef Board by the South Dakota Farmers Union and the South Dakota Stock Growers Association and appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to begin her first term on the Board in 2016. Tammy and her husband, Dallis, raise commercial Red Angus cattle, with a few registered animals. They have two sons who will transition into the ranching operation and three grandchildren getting actively involved in 4H. Tammy has been active in the beef industry, including service as past national president of Women Involved in Farm Economics; district cooperative director for South Dakota Farmers Union; state treasurer for South Dakota Sheep Growers; past state treasurer for South Dakota CattleWomen; and a member of South Dakota Stock Growers.