NDSA Annual Convention & Trade Show


The North Dakota Stockmen's Association convention is where staff and leaders get the direction they need to carry the issues and concerns of members to agencies, the legislature and the public. It is up to the membership to contribute its thoughts to the process.

Plan to attend the 2018 North Dakota Stockmen's Association Convention & Trade Show, which will be held Sept. 13-15, 2018, at the Ramkota in Bismarck, North Dakota.
     Room cost is $109 plus tax.
     Room block ends Aug. 30. Ask for the NDSA room block.
     To make reservations, call (701) 258-7700
The 2018 convention will include a Cattlemen's Education Series, policy development sessions, educational speakers, a trade show, officer and director elections, member recognition and entertainment.
89th Annual Convention & Trade Show

Sept. 13-15, 2018 

Ramkota, Bismarck, N.D.

800 S. 3rd St., Bismarck, N.D.
(701) 258-7700
Ask for the ND Stockmen's Association room block.
All times are Central
Thursday, September 13, 2018
9:00 a.m. - Golf Scramble & Hole-in-One ContestContact Erin Hannig to sign up at (701) 840-7104.
Golf Scramble sponsored by:
Corteva AgriScience
Stockmen's Supply 
Hole-in-one prize sponsored by:
CATL Resources
10:00 a.m. - NDSA Board of Directors Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Registration    
Registration sponsored by:
Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Health
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Trade Show Set-Up 
2:00-6:00 p.m. - Cattlemen's Education Series
  2:00-4:00 p.m. - Jolene Brown: "The Positives of Passing It On" 
  4:00-4:20 p.m. - Break
  4:20-5:30 p.m. - Key Advisors Panel
Discussion with Accountant Rhonda Mahlum, Financial Planner Jason Naas, Attorney Paul Myerchin and moderator Jolene Brown.
  5:30-5:40 p.m. - Wrap-up with Jolene Brown
  Cattlemen's Education Series sponsored by:
National Corn Growers Association
  Cattlemen's Education Series refreshments sponsored by:
River Ag, Inc.
6:00 p.m. - Trade Show Social
Social sponsored by:
Farm & Ranch Guide
First Community Credit Union
Giant Rubber Water Tanks
7:00 p.m. - Supper    
Supper sponsored by:
DeHaan, Grabs & Associates 
North Dakota State University Carrington & Central Grasslands Research Extension Centers
North Dakota State University Dickinson & Hettinger Research Extension Centers
Northern Pulse Growers Association
  Entertainment sponsored by:
Friday, September 14, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Trade Show 
   Coffee sponsored by:
Western Farm Sales
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Registration 
 Registration sponsored by:
Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Health
8:45 a.m. - Opening General Session 
 Call to Order - President Warren Zenker
 Presentation of Colors - Steve Bay & Bobbie Jo Manikowski
 National Anthem - Gentry Hoovestol 
 President's Message - President Warren Zenker
   Doorprizes sponsored by:
North Dakota Bankers Association
 "Riding for the Brand" Recognition
  Executive Vice President Report - Julie Ellingson
  North Dakota CattleWomen Greeting - Kathy Tokach
Trade Show Refreshment Break 
Refreshments sponsored by:
Genex Hawkeye West
Helena Agri-Enterprises
10:30 a.m. - Dr. David Kohl
  Speaker presentation sponsored by:
Haugen Sales & Leasing,
Silveus Insurance Group
Sunnyside Feeds, LLC
  Nominating Committee Reports - Committee Chairmen
  Floor Nominations of Officers & Directors
  Candidates' Forum 
  Doorprizes sponsored by:
Agassiz Seed & Supply
12:00 p.m. - Buffet Lunch
  Preregistration only - tickets will not be available onsite.
12:00-1:00 p.m. Feeder Council Business Meeting 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Ag Policy Committee Meeting 
  • Feeding & Marketing Committee Meeting 
  • Research & Education Committee Meeting
  Refreshments sponsored by:
K2S Engineering, Inc. & Neogen GeneSeek
1:45 p.m.
  • Resolutions Committee Meeting 
Refreshments sponsored by:
Cattlecents Consulting, Inc.
3:15- 5:15 p.m.
  • Animal Health Committee Meeting 
  • Environmental Issues Committee Meeting
  • Brand & Theft Committee Meeting
    Refreshments sponsored by:
K2S Engineering, Inc.
Neogen GeneSeek
6:00 p.m. - Social 
  Social sponsored by:
Allflex USA, Inc.
Eggers Electric Motor Company
Insure My Forage
Minnesota Select Sires Co-op, Inc.
7:00 p.m. - Supper & Fundraising Auction 
 Patriot night - wear red, white & blue to show your American Pride
  Supper sponsored by:
American Simmental Association
Dakotaland Feeds, LLC 
American Pride prizes sponsored by
Tri-State Livestock News
8:00 p.m. -  Comedian Jerry Carroll
Entertainment sponsored by:
Dakota Community Bank & Trust
Image Printing
M&M Sales and Services
New Vision Security, LLC
  Doorprizes sponsored by:
Martinson Ag Risk Management
Saturday, September 15, 2018
7:30 a.m. - Resolutions Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Registration
  Registration sponsored by:
Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Health
  Coffee sponsored by:
North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - North Dakota CattleWomen Silent Auction
8:00 a.m. - General Session
  Pledge of Allegiance
  Photography Contest Winners Announcement
Photography Contest sponsored by:
Bremer Bank
Speaker Presentations:
 Kent Bacus, Director of International Trade & Market Access
 Al Gustin & Dwayne Walker - 50 Years of Covering the North Dakota Stockmen's Association
 Wendell Hall, Hall Law Office 
  Speakers sponsored by:
American Angus Association
Bayer Animal Health
Highline Manufacturing, Ltd.
Liphatec Inc.
Multimin USA 
ST Genetics
 Refreshment Break 
   Refreshments sponsored by:
CATL Resources
CHS Nutrition
Doorprizes sponsored by:
North Dakota Red Angus Association
   Online broadcasting sponsored by:
DV Auction
12:00 p.m. - Foundation Luncheon 
  North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Scholarship Presentations - Steve Brooks
  Convention Intern Recognition
  Foundation Luncheon sponsored by:
North Dakota Beef Commission
North Dakota Corn Utilization Council
1:30 p.m. - Closing Session 
  Committee Reports
  Adoption of Resolutions
  Officer and Director Elections
Refreshment Break 
  Refreshments sponsored by Quality Liquid Feeds & Red Trail Energy, LLC
  Retiring Director Presentations
  Membership Drive Awards & Bull Bucks Drawing
    Doorprizes sponsored by:
North Dakota Red Angus Association
6:00 p.m. - Tomorrow's Top Hands Alumni Social 
     Social sponsored by:
Wraith, Scarlett & Randolph Insurance Services, Inc.
6:00 p.m. - Social 
   Social sponsored by:
American Ag Network
Cattle Business Weekly
Hubbard Feeds 
7:00 p.m. - Annual Banquet 
Master of Ceremonies - Tim Erbele
Invocation - Kathy Tokach
North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Wine & Product Auction
Banquet Speaker: Mike Schlappi
Speaker sponsored by:
North Dakota Farm Credit Services
North Dakota Livestock Alliance
Pifer's Auction & Realty
Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC 
Honorary Member, Rancher of the Year, Environmental Stewardship and Employee Service Awards
  Certified Angus Beef sponsored by
North Dakota Angus Association
  Rancher of the Year sponsored by:
Wells Fargo
  Environmental Stewardship Award sponsored by: 
North Dakota Game & Fish Department
Convention program printing sponsored by:
Stockmen's Livestock Exchange
Updated Aug 2, 2018
Future Convention Dates & Locations
Sept. 19-21, 2019
Grand Inn
Minot, North Dakota
Oct. 8-10, 2020
Ramkota Hotel
Bismarck, North Dakota


North Dakota Stockmen's Association * 407 S. 2nd St. * Bismarck, ND 58504 * 701-223-2522 * ndsa@ndstockmen.org