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 has been extended to Sept. 5. 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.
Preregister by Sept. 5. ​​​​​​Download preregistration form
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 Contest - Tom O'Leary Golf Course, Bismarck
Contact Scott Ressler at 701-391-7310.
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 - Governor's Room
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Registration - Ballroom Lobby   
Registration sponsored by:
Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Health
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Trade Show Set-Up - Grand Pacific/Patterson
2:00-6:00 p.m. - Cattlemen's Education Series - Lambourn
  2:00-4:00 p.m. - Jolene Brown: "The Positives of Passing It On" 
  4:00-4:20 p.m. - Break - Courtyard
  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
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
  Cattlemen's Education Series refreshments sponsored by:
River Ag, Inc.
6:00 p.m. - Trade Show Social - Grand Pacific/Patterson
Entertainment by Eric Seamands & Tiffany Krumm
Social sponsored by:
Farm & Ranch Guide
First Community Credit Union
Giant Rubber Water Tanks
7:00 p.m. - Supper - Courtyard
Invocation - Joel Opp   
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 - Grand Pacific/Lambourn
   Coffee sponsored by:
Western Farm Sales
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Registration - Ballroom Lobby
 Registration sponsored by:
Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Health

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - ND CattleWomen Silent Auction - Ballroom Lobby

8:45 a.m. - Opening General Session - Lambourn
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
Nominating Committee Reports - Committee Chairmen
Floor Nominations of Officers & Directors
Candidates' Forum 
  Doorprizes sponsored by:
Agassiz Seed & Supply
Trade Show Refreshment Break - Grand Pacific/Patterson
Refreshments sponsored by:
Genex Hawkeye West
Helena Agri-Enterprises
Opening Session Resumes - Lamborn
Dr. David Kohl: "Positioning for Success in the Economic Reset" 
  Speaker presentation sponsored by:
Haugen Sales & Leasing
Silveus Insurance Group
Sunnyside Feeds, LLC
12:00 p.m. - Buffet Lunch - Courtyard
Preregistration only - tickets will not be available onsite.
12:00-1:00 p.m. Feeder Council Business Meeting  - Governor's Room
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Ag Policy Committee Meeting - Heart 
  • Feeding & Marketing Committee Meeting - Sheyenne 
  • Research & Education Committee Meeting - Cannonball
Refreshments in Missouri Ballroom Lobby
Refreshments sponsored by:
K2S Engineering, Inc. & Neogen GeneSeek
1:45 p.m.
  • Resolutions Committee Meeting - Governor's Room
Refreshments sponsored by:
Cattlecents Consulting, Inc.
3:15- 5:15 p.m.
  • Animal Health Committee Meeting - Cannonball
  • Environmental Issues Committee Meeting - Sheyenne
  • Brand & Theft Committee Meeting - Heart
   Refreshments in Missouri Ballroom Lobby
Refreshments sponsored by:
K2S Engineering, Inc.
Neogen GeneSeek
6:00 p.m. - Social - Courtyard
  Social sponsored by:
Allflex USA, Inc.
Eggers Electric Motor Company
Insure My Forage
Minnesota Select Sires Co-op, Inc.
7:00 p.m. - Patriot Night Supper & Fundraising Auction - Grand Pacific/Patterson
Invocation - Kevin Hansen
 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
NewVision Security, LLC
  Doorprizes sponsored by:
Martinson Ag Risk Management
Saturday, September 15, 2018
7:30 a.m. - Resolutions Committee Meeting - Governor's Room
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Registration - Ballroom Lobby
  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 - Lambourn
  Pledge of Allegiance
  Photography Contest Winners Announcement
Photography Contest sponsored by:
Bremer Bank
Speaker Presentations:
 Kent Bacus, Director of International Trade & Market Access:
"Trade in the Trump Era: From Tariffs to Trade Agreements."
Wendell Hall, Hall Law Office:
"H-2A 101 and Other Ag Labor Options."
Al Gustin & Dwayne Walker:
"50 Years of Covering North Dakota's Beef Industry and the NDSA."
  Speakers sponsored by:
American Angus Association
Bayer Animal Health
Highline Manufacturing, Ltd.
Liphatech, Inc.
Multimin USA 
ST Genetics
 Refreshment Break - Courtyard
   Refreshments sponsored by:
CATL Resources
CHS Nutrition
Doorprizes sponsored by:
North Dakota Red Angus Association
   Online broadcasting sponsored by:
DVAuction, Inc.
12:00 p.m. - Foundation Luncheon - Grand Pacific
  North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Scholarship Presentations - Steve Brooks
  Convention Intern Recognition
  North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Retiring Officer - Warren Zenker   
  Foundation Luncheon sponsored by:
North Dakota Beef Commission
North Dakota Corn Utilization Council
1:30 p.m. - Closing Session - Lambourn
  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 Reception - Governor's Room
     Reception sponsored by:
Wraith, Scarlett & Randolph Insurance Services, Inc.
6:00 p.m. - Social - Courtyard
   Social sponsored by:
American Ag Network
Cattle Business Weekly
Hubbard Feeds 
7:00 p.m. - Annual Banquet - Grand Pacific/Patterson
Invocation - Joe Schettler
Master of Ceremonies - Tim Erbele
Invocation - Kathy Tokach
North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Wine & Product Auction
Entertainment - Garrett Dockter
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
  Entertainment sponsored by:
Merck Animal Health 
Performance Livestock Analytics
  Environmental Stewardship Award sponsored by: 
North Dakota Game & Fish Department
Convention program printing sponsored by:
Stockmen's Livestock Exchange
Updated Aug 31, 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