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 Baymont Inn & Suites, Fargo, North Dakota.
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.

Details for the 2017 are in progress and will be added to the schedule as they are confirmed.


88th Annual Convention & Trade Show
Boots on the Ground
Sept. 21-23, 2017 * Baymont Inn & Suites, Fargo, N.D.
All times are Central
Thursday, September 21, 2017
9:00 a.m.
Golf Scramble & Hole-in-One Contest  
  Contact Scott Ressler to sign up at (701) 391-7310
11:00 a.m.
NDSA Board of Directors Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration - Convention Center Lobby
  Registration sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Trade Show Set-Up
2:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Cattlemen's College
  Cattlemen's College sponsored by Zoetis
  Cattlemen's College refreshments sponsored by
6:00 p.m.
Trade Show Social
  Social sponsored by
7:00 p.m.
Supper sponsored by
8:00 p.m.
Ice Cream Social
Social sponsored by
Friday, September 22, 2017
7:30 a.m.
Complimentary Continental Breakfast for convention registrants
Breakfast sponsored by
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Trade Show
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  Registration sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
8:45 a.m.
Opening General Session
Call to Order - President Steve Brooks
Presentation of Colors -
National Anthem -
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 - Jolyn Wasem
Trade Show Refreshment Break
  Refreshments sponsored by 
10:30 a.m.
Speaker presentation:
Nominating Committee Reports - Committee Chairmen
Floor Nominations of Officers & Directors
Candidates' Forum 
  Doorprizes sponsored by
12:00 p.m.
Buffet Lunch
Pay as you go.
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 
1:45 p.m.
Resolutions Committee Meeting
  Refreshments sponsored by
3:15- 5:15 p.m.
Animal Health Committee Meeting
Environmental Issues Committee Meeting
Brand & Theft Committee Meeting
  Refreshments sponsored by
6:00 p.m.
  Social sponsored by
7:00 p.m.
Supper & Fundraising Auction
  Supper sponsored by
8:00 p.m.
  Entertainment sponsored by
  Doorprizes sponsored by
Saturday, September 23, 2017
7:30 a.m.
Resolutions Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  Registration sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
Coffee sponsored by
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
North Dakota CattleWomen Silent Auction 
8:15 a.m.
General Session
Pledge of Allegiance
  Photography Contest Winners Announcement
Photography Contest sponsored by
Speaker Presentations:
  Speaker sponsored by Bayer Animal Health, Dakota Global Group, Highline Manufacturing, Ltd., and Multimin USA
 Refreshment Break
Speaker sponsored by
   Refreshments sponsored by 
   Doorprizes sponsored by
   Online broadcasting sponsored by DVAuction, Inc.
11:15 a.m.
Mentoring Program Meeting
12:00 p.m.
Foundation Luncheon - Coliseum 
 North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Scholarship Presentations - Steve Brooks
Beef Quality Assurance Program Recognition 
Convention Intern Recognition
Mentoring Program Recognition
Region VII Enviromental Stewardship Recognition
  Foundation Luncheon sponsored by
1:30 p.m.
Closing Session
Committee Reports
Adoption of Resolutions
Officer and Director Elections
Refreshment Break
  Refreshments sponsored by
Retiring Director Presentations
Membership Drive Awards & Bull Bucks Drawing
  Membership Prize sponsored by
  Doorprizes sponsored by
5:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Kids' Corral
  Kids' Corral sponsored by
6:00 p.m.
   Social sponsored by
7:00 p.m.
Annual Banquet
Master of Ceremonies
Invocation - Jolyn Wasem
North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Wine & Product Auction
Banquet Speaker:
Speaker sponsored by 
Honorary Member, Rancher of the Year, Environmental Stewardship and Employee Service Awards
  Certified Angus Beef sponsored by
  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 
Revised 5/16/17
Future Convention Dates & Locations
Sept. 13-15, 2018
Ramkota Hotel
 Bismarck, North Dakota
2019, Minot, North Dakota
2020, TBA


Boots on the Ground

North Dakota Stockmen's Association
88th Annual Convention & Trade Show
Sept. 21-23
Baymont Inn & Suites, Fargo, N.D.
We are grateful to our sponsors.




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