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MBA Summer Conference
June 11 - June 13$75.00 – $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.
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.
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)
5 and under free
Please register by: June 1, 2021
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
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
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