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MBA Summer Conference

June 11 - June 13

$50.00 – $125.00

MBA Plans 2021 Summer Conference in Plains, Montana

Summer Conference 2021 – June 11 – 13

This year’s Summer Conference will be held in Plains, MT from June 11th-13th to be held in conjunction with the Western Bison Association. The highlight of the Summer Conference will include several ranch tours of local MBA producers and a guided tour of the National Bison Range. Additionally, we will also have several interesting presenters, great food, and a beautiful location to visit about all-things-bison! Each organization will have an opportunity for Membership Meetings as well as several round-table discussions for new and experienced producers.

Please see the agenda below to view details of the Conference. Cost for the Conference is $125.00 for anyone attending 13 and over & children 5-11 are $75.00. Please register by June 1st. Cost will include lunch Friday and Saturday and a light breakfast of coffee and donuts on Saturday and Sunday.

Activities will kick off Friday morning at the National Bison Range and the central point of our Conference will be the Sander’s County Fairgrounds in Plains, MT. It is a beautiful facility and offers great camping options as well as overnight horse boarding facilities. The area is full of local activities including fishing, natural hot springs, and Flathead Lake. Missoula and Kalispell are about 1.5 hours from Plains.

Location:

The central point of our Conference will be the Sander’s County Fairgrounds in Plains, MT. Activities will kick off Friday morning at the Fairgrounds with several guest speakers. It is a beautiful facility and offers great camping options as well as overnight horse boarding facilities. The area is full of local activities including fishing, natural hot springs, and Flathead Lake. Missoula and Kalispell are about 1.5 hours from Plains.

Lodging:

Please know the rooms in Plains are first come first serve and tend to fill-up fast with tourists visiting Montana.

  • Dew Duck Inn: (406) 826-3346, (in Plains) R
  • Glacier Cross Hotel: (406) 826-3623, (in Plains)
  • Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort: (406) 826-3150, Ext.1 (About 15 minutes from Plains)
  • The River Lodge is also across the highway
  • Sanders County Fairgrounds: (406) 826-3202, Dry Camping (with bath and shower house) and Full Hookups ***The Fairgrounds are beautiful and have horse stalls if interested.
  • The Falls: (800) 521-2184, (Thompson Falls, 30 minutes away)
  • Riverfront Motel (406) 827-3460, (Thompson Falls, 30 minutes away) Rooms, cabins & houses

Summer 2021 Conference (Membership)

Cost: $125.00 (13 and over)

$75.00 (6-12)

5 and under free

Please register by: June 1, 2021

Agenda:

Friday (June 11, 2021):

***Round Table Discussion, issues facing both Associations (location/time TBD depending on weather)

9:00am      Welcome & Meet: Summer Conference @ National Bison Range

9:30am      National Bison Range Tour

12:00pm    Lunch at Bison Range

1:15pm      Travel to Chris Sullivan’s Ranch

2:00pm      Ranch Tour Chris Sullivan’s Ranch

6:30pm      Dinner: Mercantile

7:30pm      Music

 

Saturday (June 12, 2021):

7:30am      Coffee and Donuts

8:15am      MBA Membership Meeting

9:15am      Presentation #1: Presentation Jim Matheson

10:30am    Presentation #2: Western Sustainability Exchange (Carbon Credits 101)

12:30pm    Lunch @ Jon Sepp’s

1:30pm      Ranch Tour Jon Sepp

4:00pm      State Meat Inspector

5:30pm      Social Hour

6:15pm      Dinner at the Fairgrounds & Steaks

7:30pm      Auction

 

Sunday (June 13, 2020):

7:30am      Coffee and Donuts (w/ side meeting for New Producers)

9:00am      Wrap-up Round Table Discussion

10:30                  Ranch Tour: Adam & Melinda Anakalea (in Thompson Falls)

 

Thursday the WBA will hold their meeting, details will be distributed by the WBA

Many thanks are extended to the Durham Ranch, Buffalo Chase

Premium Bison, Roam Free, Great American Bison,

and the Harlow Ranch Bison Company

Details

Start:
June 11
End:
June 13
Cost:
$50.00 – $125.00
Event Category:

Venue

Sanders County Fairgrounds
Plains, MT United States
Phone:
(406) 826-3202

Organizer

Julia Arnold
Email:

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