South Dakota Association of Cooperatives is a statewide organization that welds all types of cooperatives into a united force. The primary function of SDAC is to organize, coordinate and promote programs and ideas that will develop a favorable political, public, administrative and economic environment to enable cooperatives to serve their members. It is difficult to evaluate the importance of having a trade association working for you. While we can point to many reversals of rules and legislation, of greater importance is when SDAC helps guide legislation and regulations before they are introduced. Being in the right place at the right time for the cooperatives of this state is what SDAC is all about.