2018 Save the Date

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

Cattlemen Registration

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.

Online Registration

Print Registration (PDF)

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.

Sponsor & Vendor Online Registration

Sponsor & Vendor Print Registration (PDF)

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.

Media Registration


A block of rooms have been reserved at the Arrowwood Resort for Dec. 6 - Dec. 9, 2018. Use this registration link to reserve your room. Special rates 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. 

Reserve Rooms Now (coming soon)

Schedule of Events

Friday, December 7, 2018

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration Open

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

11:00 AM

Trade Show Opens

Noon - 1:00 PM

Lunch & Welcome: Krist Wollum - MSCA President & Kevin Kester - NCBA President Elect.

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 panel of Millennial and others 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

Research Update

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

Registration Open

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast Briefing

Bruce Kleven, MSCA Legislative Advisor
Kent Bacus, Director of International Trade and Market Access - NCBA

9:00 AM

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: Trade Trends and Growing Markets - Greg Hanes, VP for International Marketing and Programs, U.S. Meat Export Federation

1:30 PM

Trade Show Tear Down

NEW in 2017 - Young Cattlemen's Academy

New for 2017 is the addition of the MSCA Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Academy to the Minnesota Cattle Industry Convention. The MSCA Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Academy is targeted for students ages 16 – 21. The program is designed to assist young members gain additional experience through industry exposure, education, and association communication. The two hour seminar is designed to expose participants to leaders from segments of the industry off of the farm or ranch including: policy development, industry advocacy, leadership development and industry communications. The seminars will incorporate world class speakers from the Minnesota Cattle Industry Convention speaker lineup and provide participants the opportunity to further explore the beef business, gain essential information, and network with local, state and national beef industry members. This is any excellent opportunity to become a better informed and prepared future leader of the cattle industry.