Minnesota Bison Association
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MnBA 2020 Education Conference - CANCELED

April 3, 2020 – April 5, 2020

2020 AM Canceled

Accomodations:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Worthington
1250 Ryan's Rd
Worthington, MN 56187
(507) 372-2333
Room rates begin at $124.99

Comfort Suites
1447 Prairie Drive
Worthington, MN 56187
(507) 295-9185
Room rates begin at $117.29

 

Conference Schedule

Friday, April 3

11:00 AM - Lunch will be available off the menu at Round Lake Vineyards & Winery

11:00 AM - Tour Schedule

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - MnBA Board Meeting

4:00 PM - Registration opens

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Trade Show Booths Open

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM -  Social with appetizers

5:00 PM - Welcome - Scott Ellenbecker

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM - Dinner

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM - Jim Matheson – National Bison Association Projects and Update

7:15 PM - 7:30 PM - Tom Barthel - Snake River Fossel Dig

8:00 PM - Closing

 

Saturday, April 4

8:00 AM – Morning Registration Open / Trade Show Booths Open

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM - Membership meeting

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM - Break

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Scott Ellenbecker & Rod Sather

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Rod Sather | Mosquito Park Enterprises LLC

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Mike Jacobson NAB LLC Operations Plant Manager, Al Samuelson VP of Sales North American Bison LLC

  • Food safety at the processing plant and making the sale

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Chad Bloom - Pheasants Forever – Education and Outreach Program Director for Pheasants Forever

  • Grass, Grazing and Habitat

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM - Lunch

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM - Adam Ulbricht, Marketing Communications Consultant

  • Storytelling and social media
  • Teaching ranchers to tell their story
  • Younger generation

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM – Chef Brendan with RLVW / Chef Scott with Martin Brothers Speaker “Sizzle in the Steak”

  • Menu Successes
  • Challenges for restaurants that serve Bison

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM – Ward Labs | Kearney, NE

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Dr. Chad Zirbel – University of Minnesota

  • Savanna Project

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM - Break

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM – Turner Enterprises - Dusty Hepper, Ft. Pierre, SD - Bad River Ranch and Bob Wesley, Gordon, NE - McGinley Ranch

  • Virtual tour – Wildlife and Grazing

4:45 PM – Open Discussion

5:45 PM – 6:30 PM - Social

6:30 PM – Banquet and Fun Auction

 

Sunday, April 5

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Breakfast off the menu at RLVW

10:00 AM –  MnBA Board of Directors Meeting