Minnesota Buffalo Association
Creating a Progressive RUMBLE in the Bison Industry

The Bison Trek

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Ramkota Hotel
Watertown Event Center
1901 9th Ave SW
Watertown, SD 57201
Phone: 605.886.8011
Rate until March 20: $94.99

 

 

 

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Friday, April 20

11:30 am - 2:00 pm Strategic Plan Review
2:00 - 4:00 pm MnBA Board meeting - Members Welcome!
5:00 pm Registration and Tradeshow Open
5:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner
6:30 - 6:45 pm

Stormo Family Introductions

6:45 - 7:15 pm

The Calving Book App - Ellen Schlechter

Record keeping for smartphones, tables, and computers

7:15 - 8:30 pm

Grazing Mix / Alternative Pasturing Presenter
Millborn Seeds | Brookings, SD

 

Saturday, April 21

7:30 am Registration and Tradeshow Open
8:00 - 9:45 am

MnBA Membership Meeting with updates from

Mike Jacobson, NDBA Vice-President

Patrick Toomey, DTBA Co-Executive Director and ITBC Technical Services Provider

Dr. Bill Gibbons, SDSU Interim Director/Wokini Initiative

9:45 - 10:00 am Jim Matheson, NBA Assistant Director
10:00 - 10:30 am Committee Meetings / Break
10:30 - 11:30 am

Grain-fed Finishing Protocols

Arlie Bender - Bender Farms | Britton, SD

John Bowron - Prairie Heights Bison | Luverne, MN

Alex Heim - Heim Ranch | Wood, SD

Mike Jacobson - North American Bison LLC | New Rockford, ND

Cody Kloeckl - Jumpoff Buffalo Ranch | Buffalo, SD

Dan Meyer - Hidden Bison Ranch | Sauk Centre, MN

11:30 - 11:45 am Q & A
11:45 - Noon  National Buffalo Museum - Ilana Xinos
Noon Luncheon
1:00 - 1:45 pm

Impress Your Banker

Mitchell Tech Farm/Ranch Management

1:45 - 2:15 pm

Respiratory Challenges

Keynote: Dick Gehring - Black Kettle Buffalo | Moundridge, KS

2:15 - 2:30 pm Break
2:30 - 3:30 pm

Mycoplasma Panel

Stories and discussion from producers familiar with Mycoplasma

 

Wayne Buchholz - Skull Creek Bison | Rhame, ND
Dick Gehring - Black Kettle Buffalo | Moundridge, KS

Ryan Homelvig - KenMar Buffalo Ranch | New Rockford, ND

Sandy Limpert - Slim Buttes Buffalo Ranch | Buffalo, SD

Jim Lutter - BC Buffalo | Gann Valley, SD

Dustin Oedekoven, DVM - SD State Vet

Dr. Angela Pillatzki - SDSU Pathologist | Brookings, SD

Dick Ruby - Ruby Buffalo Ranch | Milnor, ND

3:30 - 4:30 pm Q & A
5:00 pm Social Hour
6:30 pm

Banquet - Invocation by SD US Rep. Krisit Noem

Heads or Tails Fundraiser and Fun Auction


 

Sunday April 22nd

Tatanka Hills | 19123 US Hwy 81, Lake Norden, SD 57248 

8:30 - 10:30 am Breakfast Served
10:00 am MnBA Board of Directors Meeting

  

Registration