Minnesota Bison Association
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December 2018 | War Road Buffalo Ranch

Mike Marvin | Warroad, Minnesota

A Marvin Window truck leaving Warroad with windows is a daily occurrence. However, when that semi returns back to Warroad and unloads live buffalo—that is something new and different. Forty six years ago on a route back from Rapid City, a Marvin driver pulled into Murdo, SD and loaded calves at Don Hight’s ranch. The arrival of those calves in our town marked the beginning of the War Road Buffalo Ranch.

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September 2018 | Grand View Bison Ranch

Kristopher Brown | Cadott, Wisconsin

Lately we have been getting asked a lot how we started Grand View Bison Ranch and why we chose bison, so when the MNBA Executive Director Jessica Spaeth asked me if we would be interested in sharing the story of how we started, to introduce myself prior to speaking at the 2019 MNBA Conference the timing couldn’t have been better.

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March 2018 | Promise Farm Buffalo

Shawn McMartin | Menomonie, Wisconsin

It has been over one year “post bison” for John and I.  On December 23rd, 2016 the last of our bison were loaded out; thus ending 32 years of bison roaming on Promise Farm.

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December 2017 | O-Gee-Mah Ranch

Jeff and Connie Lawrence | Beulah, Michigan

Sharing recipe for: Savory Bison Melting Pot Chowder.

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May 2017 | Big Creek Bison

Steve, Diane, Jeff, Jeremy and Ava Allemann | Eleva and Baldwin, Wisconsin

Big Creek Bison dates back to the summer of 1987 when Steve and Diane Allemann purchased their first 25 bison from Richard Sarazin out of Onalaska, WI.

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September 2017 | Snow Bound Bison

Gary, Donna and Wyatt Workman | Barron, Wisconsin

What was a dairy farm is now a bison farm. I have always had an interest in bison but the summer of 1999 is when I got serious.

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