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Posted 07/26/2023

For immediate release:

July 26, 2023


For more information, contact:

Joan Zimmerman, NDSA brand recorder: (701) 223-2522 •

Julie Ellingson, NDSA executive vice president: (701) 223-2522 •

Elizabeth Neshem, NDSA communications director: (701) 833-1162 •

Calli Thorne, NDSA district 5 director: (701) 770-1351 •


North Dakota cattle ranchers salute military members

Beef industry says thank you to nearly 1,400 military guests and their families


The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA), together with the North Dakota Beef Commission, the North Dakota CattleWomen and numerous sponsors, saluted nearly 1,400 active-duty military, reserve and National Guard personnel and their families at the Beef Industry Military Appreciation Day July 25 during the North Dakota State Fair in Minot, N.D.


This was the 18th year the beef industry and partners teamed up to give a formal thank-you to military members through a complimentary roast beef and all beef hotdog meal prepared by North Dakota State University’s Carnivore Catering and children’s activities on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds.


“It is an unique honor and a privilege to meet and give back to those who serve our country and their families who sacrifice so much, day in and day out,” said District 5 Director Calli Thorne of Watford City. “We are proud to stand for the flag and the Beef Industry Military Appreciation Day is one of many ways we can honor and say thanks to those who protect our nation and promote beef.”