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 2017 North Dakota Stockmen's Association Convention & Trade Show, which will be held Sept. 21-23, 2017, at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center (formerly the Baymont Inn & Suites) in Fargo, North Dakota.
     Room cost is $89 plus tax.
     Room block ends Sept. 7. Ask for the NDSA room block.
     To make reservations, call (701) 235-3333.
Backup motels:
Country Inn & Suites: (701) 234-0565 - $91 +tax/standard or $101 +tax/suites
Expressway Suites: (701) 239-4303 or 877-239-4303 - $105/night
The 2017 convention will include a Cattlemen's College, policy development sessions, educational speakers, a trade show, officer and director elections, member recognition and entertainment.
 Download pre-registration form.
88th Annual Convention & Trade Show
Sept. 21-23, 2017 
(formerly the Baymont Inn & Suites)
3333 13th Ave. S, Fargo, N.D.
(701) 235-3333
Ask for the ND Stockmen's Association room block.
Backup motels:
Country Inn & Suites: (701) 234-0565 - $91 +tax/standard or $101 +tax/suites
Expressway Suites: (701) 239-4303 or 877-239-4303 - $105/night
All times are Central
Thursday, September 21, 2017
9:00 a.m.
Golf Scramble & Hole-in-One Contest  
Village Green Golf Course, Moorhead, MN
  Contact Mark Huseth to sign up at (701) 640-4152
    Golf Scramble sponsored by Dow AgroScience, Stockmen's Supply and Stockmen's Supply West
    Hole-in-one prize sponsored by CATL Resources
10:00 a.m.
NDSA Board of Directors Meeting - Woodland East
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration - Courtyard
  Registration sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Health
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Trade Show Set-Up - Woodland North & South
1:00 p.m.
Load buses for Cattlemen's College
East Exit #5
1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Cattlemen's College - NDSU Campus
NDSU Equine Center - Dr. Kenton Morgan & Dr. Erika Berg
NDSU Advanced Imaging & Microscopy Laboratory - Dr. Pawel Borowicz & Dr. Gerald Stokka
NDSU Greenhouse - Julie Hochhalter & Dr. Kevin Sedivec
NDSU Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory - Dr. Brett Webb
Cattlemen's College sponsored by Zoetis
  Cattlemen's College refreshments sponsored by Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau
5:30 p.m.
Trade Show Social - Woodland North & South
Social sponsored by Farm & Ranch Guide, First Community Credit Union and Giant Rubber Water Tanks
7:00 p.m.
Supper - Birch/Walnut
Supper sponsored by DeHaan,Grabs & Associates, Inc., NDSU Carrington and Central Grasslands Research Extension Centers,
NDSU Dickinson & Hettinger Research Extension Centers and Northern Pulse Growers Association
Friday, September 22, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Trade Show - Woodland North & South
Coffee sponsored by Martinson Ag Risk Management
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration - Courtyard
  Registration sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Health
8:45 a.m.
Opening General Session - Birch/Walnut
Call to Order - President Warren Zenker
Presentation of Colors - Arden Bell & David Buchanan
National Anthem - Gene Heinrich
President's Message - President Warren Zenker
   Doorprizes sponsored by North Dakota Bankers Association
Welcome - Governor Doug Burgum
"Riding for the Brand" Recognition
Executive Vice President Report - Julie Ellingson
North Dakota CattleWomen Greeting - Jolyn Wasem
Trade Show Refreshment Break - Woodland North & South
  Refreshments sponsored by Alltech and Central Livestock
Speaker Presentation - Birch/Walnut 
Jolene Brown - "Stop the fighting on the way to the Funeral Home!"
Speaker presentation sponsored by Haugen Sales & Leasing, Image Printing and Neogen-GeneSeek
Nominating Committee Reports - Committee Chairmen
Floor Nominations of Officers & Directors
Candidates' Forum 
  Doorprizes sponsored by Agassiz Seed & Supply
12:00 p.m.
Box Lunch
Pre-register only
Seating available in Elm, Cedar and Woodland East
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Feeder Council Business Meeting - Executive II
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Ag Policy Committee Meeting - Walnut
Feeding & Marketing Committee Meeting - Birch
Research & Education Committee Meeting - Woodland East
  Refreshments sponsored by K2S Engineering, Inc.
1:45 p.m.
Resolutions Committee Meeting - Chestnut
  Refreshments sponsored by Cattlecents Consulting
3:15- 5:15 p.m.
Animal Health Committee Meeting - Walnut
Environmental Issues Committee Meeting - Birch
Brand & Theft Committee Meeting - Woodland East
  Refreshments sponsored by K2S Engineering, Inc.
6:00 p.m.
Social - Woodland Square
  Social sponsored by Allflex USA, Eggers Electric Motor Company, Insure My Forage and Minnesota Select Sires Co-op, Inc.
7:00 p.m.
Supper & Fundraising Auction - Woodland Square
  Supper sponsored by Agweek, American Simmental Association and Dakotaland Feeds, LLC
8:00 p.m.
Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos
  Entertainment sponsored by Dakota Community Bank & Trust, Elanco, M&M Ag Sales & Services, North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts and Sunnyside Feeds, LLC
  Doorprizes sponsored by Agassiz Seed & Supply
Saturday, September 23, 2017
7:30 a.m.
Resolutions Committee Meeting - Chestnut
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration - Courtyard
  Registration sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
  Coffee sponsored by Genex Hawkeye West
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
North Dakota CattleWomen Silent Auction - Courtyard
8:00 a.m.
General Session - Birch/Walnut
Pledge of Allegiance
  Photography Contest Winners Announcement
Photography Contest sponsored by Tri-State Livestock News
Speaker Presentations:
Art Douglas, Creighton University
Paul Clayton, USMEF
Mike Murphy, CattleFax
  Speakers sponsored by American Angus Association, Bayer Animal Health, Highline Manufacturing, Ltd., Liphatec, Inc., ST Genetics and Multimin USA
 Refreshment Break - Courtyard
   Refreshments sponsored by CATL Resources, CHS Nutrition and Leedstone.
   Doorprizes sponsored by North Dakota Red Angus Association
   Online broadcasting sponsored by DVAuction, Inc.
12:00 p.m.
Foundation Luncheon - Woodland North & East
North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Scholarship Presentations - Steve Brooks
Convention Intern Recognition
National Environmental Stewardship Recognition
Tomorrow's Top Hands Recognition
  Foundation Luncheon sponsored by North Dakota Beef Commission and North Dakota Corn Council
1:30 p.m.
Closing Session - Birch/Walnut
Committee Reports
Adoption of Resolutions
Officer and Director Elections
Refreshment Break - Courtyard
  Refreshments sponsored by Quality Liquid Feeds and Red Trail Energy, LLC
Retiring Director Presentations
Membership Drive Awards & Bull Bucks Drawing
  Membership Prize sponsored by River Ag, Inc.
  Doorprizes sponsored by North Dakota Red Angus Association
6:00 p.m
Tomorrow's Top Hands Alumni Social - Chestnut
     Social sponsored by Wraith, Scarlett & Randolph Insurance Services, Inc.
6:00 p.m.
Social - Woodland South
   Social sponsored by Cattle Business Weekly, Hubbard Feeds and Merck Animal Health
7:00 p.m.
Annual Banquet - Woodland Northeast
Master of Ceremonies - Taylor Lund
Invocation - Jolyn Wasem
North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Wine & Product Auction
Banquet Speaker: First Sergeant Matt Eversmann
Speaker sponsored by Arvig, North Dakota Farm Credit Services and 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 the North Dakota Game & Fish Department
Live radio broadcasting of the North Dakota Stockmen's Association's
88th Annual Convention & Trade Show sponsored by American Ag Network
Convention program printing sponsored by North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory and
Stockmen's Livestock Exchange
Revised 9/12/17
Future Convention Dates & Locations
Sept. 13-15, 2018
Ramkota Hotel
 Bismarck, North Dakota
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