Sean is a South Dakota State University Extension Range Management. A Winner, SD native, Kelly grew up working for Tripp County farmers/ranchers. After receiving an ag business associates degree from Western Dakota Technical Institute, Sturgis, Kelly worked fulltime for an area farmer and began building his own cow/calf herd. He returned to school in 2002 to pursue a Range Science degree from South Dakota State University. After graduating, he went on to earn a masters in Ranch Management from Texas A&M Kingsville, King Ranch Institute for Range Management. Before joining SDSU Extension, Kelly worked for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Montana and Nebraska as a Soil & Range Conservationist.