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 2016 North Dakota Stockmen's Association Convention & Trade Show, which will be held Sept. 22-24, 2016, at the Holiday Inn Riverside in Minot, North Dakota.
     Room cost is $84.95 plus tax.
     Room block ends Sept. 7. Ask for the NDSA room block.
     To make reservations, call (701) 852-2504
The 2016 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.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Visit the trade show.
87th Annual Convention & Trade Show
Sept. 22-24, 2016 * Holiday Inn Riverside, Minot
1400 E. Interchange Ave.
All times are Central
Thursday, September 22, 2016
9:00 a.m.
Golf Scramble & Hole-in-One Contest  
Wildwood Country Club, Burlington
8.32 miles northwest of Minot
  Contact Scott Ressler to sign up at (701) 391-7310
    Golf Scramble sponsored by Dow AgroScience, Stockmen's Supply and Stockmen's Supply West
    Hole-in-one prize sponsored by CATL Resources
11:00 a.m.
NDSA Board of Directors Meeting - Aegean Room 
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 - Coliseum
2:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Cattlemen's College - Exhibition/Rhodes Room 
Tim Andriesen, CME Group - Futures Market Contract Revision
Marcus Brix, CattleFax - Market Trends & Forecast
Randy Martinson and Amy Ryan, Martinson Risk Management - Marketing Alternatives for Cattle
  Cattlemen's College sponsored by Zoetis
  Cattlemen's College refreshments sponsored by Minot Convention & Visitors Bureau
6:00 p.m.
Trade Show Social - Coliseum
  Social sponsored by Arvig, Farm & Ranch Guide and First Community Credit Union
7:00 p.m.
Supper - Coliseum Room
Supper sponsored by DeHaan,Grabs & Associates, Inc., NDSU Carrington and Central Grasslands Research Extension Centers,
NDSU Dickinson & Hettinger Research Extension Centers,
Northern Pulse Growers Association and SweetPro Premium Supplements
8:00 p.m.
Ice Cream Social - Coliseum 
Social sponsored by Giant Rubber Water Tanks
Friday, September 23, 2016
7:30 a.m.
Breakfast - Coliseum
Complimentary Continental Breakfast for convention registrants
Breakfast sponsored by Holiday Inn Riverside
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Trade Show - Coliseum 
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration - Convention Center Lobby
  Registration sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
8:45 a.m.
Opening General Session - Exhibition/Rhodes Room
Call to Order - President Steve Brooks
Presentation of Colors - Pat Artz and Dave Petry
National Anthem - Minot State University Singers
President's Message - President Steve Brooks
   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 - Coliseum
  Refreshments sponsored by Central Livestock and North Central Feed & Seed
10:30 a.m.
Exhibition/Rhodes Room
Speaker presentation:
Tracy Brunner, National Cattlemen's Beef Association president
Nominating Committee Reports - Committee Chairmen
Floor Nominations of Officers & Directors
Candidates' Forum 
  Doorprizes sponsored by Merial
12:00 p.m.
Buffet Lunch - Coliseum
Pay as you go.
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Feeder Council Business Meeting - Aegean Room
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Ag Policy Committee Meeting - Exhibition/Rhodes Room
Feeding & Marketing Committee Meeting - Mediterranean Room
Research & Education Committee Meeting - Ionian Room
  Refreshments sponsored by K2S Engineering, Inc., and Northern Plains Equipment
1:45 p.m.
Resolutions Committee Meeting - Aegean Room
  Refreshments sponsored by Cattlecents Consulting
3:15- 5:15 p.m.
Animal Health Committee Meeting - Exhibition/Rhodes Room
Environmental Issues Committee Meeting - Ionian Room
Brand & Theft Committee Meeting - Mediterranean Room
  Refreshments sponsored by K2S Engineering, Inc., and Northern Plains Equipment
6:00 p.m.
Social - Ionian/Mediterranean Room
  Social sponsored by Agri-Clear, Inc., Biozyme, Inc., and River Ag, Inc.
7:00 p.m.
Supper & Fundraising Auction - Coliseum
  Supper sponsored by American Simmental Association, Dakotaland Feeds, LLC, Enbridge and First International Bank & Trust
8:00 p.m.
Comedy by Russ Stolnack
  Entertainment sponsored by Dakota Community Bank & Trust, Elanco, Leedstone and M&M Ag Sales & Services
  Doorprizes sponsored by Merial Animal Health and Range Magazine
Saturday, September 24, 2016
7:30 a.m.
Resolutions Committee Meeting - Aegean Room
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration - Convention Center Lobby
  Registration sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
Coffee sponsored by Semi -Trailer Sales & Leasing, Inc., and Sunnyside Feeds
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
North Dakota CattleWomen Silent Auction - Convention Center Lobby
8:15 a.m.
General Session - Exhibition/Rhodes Room
Pledge of Allegiance
  Photography Contest Winners Announcement
Photography Contest sponsored by Alltech and Tri-State Livestock News
Speaker Presentations:
John Lundeen, NCBA Senior Executive Director of Market Research
Steve Dittmer, Agribusiness Freedom Foundation Executive Vice President
  Speaker sponsored by Bayer Animal Health, Dakota Global Group, Highline Manufacturing, Ltd., and Multimin USA
 Refreshment Break - Ionian/Mediterranean Room 
Bruce Vincent - Third-Generation Logger
Speaker sponsored by American Angus Association
   Refreshments sponsored by CATL Resources, CHS Nutrition, Liphatech, Inc., Select Sires and USDA Wildlife Services
   Doorprizes sponsored by North Dakota Red Angus Association
   Online broadcasting sponsored by DVAuction, Inc.
11:15 a.m.
Mentoring Program Meeting - Aegean Room
12:00 p.m.
Foundation Luncheon - Coliseum 
 North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Scholarship Presentations - Jason Zahn
Beef Quality Assurance Program Recognition 
Convention Intern Recognition
Mentoring Program Recognition
Region VII Enviromental Stewardship Recognition
  Foundation Luncheon sponsored by North Dakota Beef Commission and North Dakota Corn Council
1:30 p.m.
Closing Session - Exhibition/Rhodes Room
Committee Reports
Adoption of Resolutions
Officer and Director Elections
Refreshment Break - Ionian/Mediterranean Room
  Refreshments sponsored by Genex Hawkeye West and Quality Liquid Feeds
Retiring Director Presentations
Membership Drive Awards & Bull Bucks Drawing
  Membership Prize sponsored by Envision Cooperative
  Doorprizes sponsored by North Dakota Red Angus Association
5:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Kids' Corral - Aegean Room
  Kids' Corral sponsored by Agweek
6:00 p.m.
Social - Ionian/Mediterranean Room
   Social sponsored by Cattle Business Weekly, Hubbard Feeds and Merck Animal Health
7:00 p.m.
Annual Banquet - Coliseum 
Master of Ceremonies - Pete Best
Invocation - Jolyn Wasem
North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Wine & Product Auction
Banquet Speaker:
Dr. Rick Rigsby, "Making An Impact"
Speaker sponsored by Haugen Sales & Leasing, Inc., Image Printing, Korral Supply, Inc., Neogen-GeneSeek,
North Dakota Farm Credit Services, Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC and Red Trail Energy, 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
87th 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 9/14/16
Future Convention Dates & Locations
Sept. 21-23, 2017
Baymont Inn & Suites
Fargo, North Dakota
Sept. 13-15, 2018
Ramkota Hotel
 Bismarck, North Dakota
2019, Minot, North Dakota
2020, TBA


North Dakota Stockmen's Association
87th Annual Convention & Trade Show
Sept. 22-24
Holiday Inn Riverside, Minot, N.D.
We are grateful to our sponsors.


Farm & Ranch Guide
Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
CATL Resources
Dakota Community Bank & Trust
Dakotaland Feeds, LLC
Dow AgroScience
DVAuction, Inc.
Envision Cooperative
First Community Credit Union
Giant Rubber Water Tanks
Hubbard Feeds
North Dakota Beef Commission
North Dakota Corn Council
North Dakota Game & Fish Department
Stockmen's Livestock Exchange
Stockmen's Supply
Stockmen's Supply West
AgriClear, Inc.
American Ag Network
American Simmental Association
Bayer Animal Health
Biozyme, Inc.
Cattle Business Weekly
CHS Nutrition
Dakota Global Group
DeHaan, Grabs and Associates, LLC.
First International Bank & Trust
Haugen Sales & Leasing
Highline Manufacturing Ltd.
Image Printing
K2S Engineering, Inc.
Korral Supply, Inc.
Liphatech, Inc.
M&M Ag Sales & Services
Merck Animal Health
Minot Convention & Visitors Bureau
Multimin USA
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
North Dakota Farm Credit Services
North Dakota Red Angus Association
NDSU Dickinson & Hettinger Research Extension Centers
NDSU Carrington & Central Grasslands Research Extension Centers
NDSU Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory
North Central Feed & Seed
Northern Plains Equipment
Northern Pulse Growers Association
Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC.
Quality Liquid Feeds
River Ag, Inc.
Select Sires
Semi-Trailer Sales & Leasing, Inc.
Sunnyside Feeds
SweetPro Premium Supplements
Tri-State Livestock News
USDA Wildlife Services
Wells Fargo
American Angus Association
Cattlecents Consulting, Inc.
Central Livestock
Genex Hawkeye West
Holiday Inn Riverside
North Dakota Angus Association
North Dakota Bankers Association
Range Magazine
Red Trail Energy, LLC


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