2018 Minnesota Cattle Industry Convention
December 7th & 8th, 2018 – Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, MN
The Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association invites you to join them at the 2018 Minnesota Cattle Industry Convention - December 7 & 8, 2018 at the Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, MN.
The Minnesota Cattle Industry convention is an event that brings together cattlemen and beef industry partners for educational opportunities, cattle focused policy discussion and development, and a cattle focused trade show.
We look forward to seeing you in December!
Registration & Hotels
Register for the Minnesota Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show by clicking the link below to register online. Or if you prefer, download a copy to mail in here.
Sponsor Only Registration
If you would like to be a vendor in the MSCA Trade Show or sponsor an event - please register here for the 2018 Minnesota Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show by clicking the link below. Or if you prefer, download a copy to mail in here.
Media Only Registration
If you are a MSCA Trade Show Media attendee - please register here for the 2018 Minnesota Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show by clicking the link below. *Note: You need credentials from MNSCA to register through this page.
A block of rooms have been reserved at the Arrowwood Resort for Dec. 6 - Dec. 9, 2018. MSCA special block rates are available until Nov. 10th or when the block is sold-out.
When making reservations over the phone, please mention that you will be attending the Minnesota Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show.
To make reservations call: 866-386-5263
Schedule of Events
Friday, December 7, 2018
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Trade Show Set-up
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cow/Calf & Feeder Council Meetings
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Regional Caucus Meetings for New Director Nominations (1, 5, 7 & 9)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
MSCA Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting
Trade Show Opens
Noon - 1:00 PM
Lunch & Welcome: Krist Wollum - MSCA President & Kevin Kester - NCBA President Elect.
Keynote: Trade Trends and Growing Markets - Greg Hanes, VP for International Marketing and Programs, U.S. Meat Export Federation
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Right to Farm
BMPs for protecting yourself from activists and nuisance lawsuits - Matt Berger - Agriculture Attorney, Gislason & Hunter, LLP.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
A Path Forward
A frank discussion with a panel of consumers with zero farm exposure. Moderated by House Ag. Finance Committee Vice-Chair Tim Miller
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Afternoon Break & Trade Show
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Manure and Cover Crops
The When, Where and How of Manure Application to Balance Cover Crop Nutritional Needs - Melissa L. Wilson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor and Extension Soil Scientist - Manure Nutrient Management & Water Quality
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
New and current research projects with the U of M Beef Team
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Trade Show & Networking
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
President's Social in the Trade Show
5:30 PM - 8:20 PM
Best of Beef Banquet
Dinner, Ceremonies and Auction
8:30 PM - till the cows come home
And hospitality rooms.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Bruce Kleven, MSCA Legislative Advisor
Danielle Beck, Director of Legislative Affairs, National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Trade Show Opens
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
MSCA Annual Meeting
9:30 AM - Noon
Minnesota Cattlewomen Annual Meeting
10:00 AM - Noon
Dedicated Trade Show Time
Noon - 1:30 PM
Keynote: Disaster preparedness. "Peace Time" Vs. "War Time" tools and how to use them - Dr. Danelle Wickett-Weddle, Center for Food Security and Public Health - Iowa State University
Trade Show Tear Down