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Pre-Register For State Cattlemen's Convention, Trade Show

Pre-Register For State Cattlemen's Convention, Trade Show

This year's event will be held at Jackpot Junction in Morton.

Pre-registration for the Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association Annual Convention and Trade Show closes on Friday, November 25.

The convention/trade show kicks off on Thursday, December ,1 and concludes the evening of Saturday, December 3.

Attendees are encouraged to make room reservations immediately at Jackpot Junction as rooms are filling fast due to several other events at Jackpot and the surrounding community. Call 800-946-2274 and be sure to mention you are attending the MSCA Convention.

Pre-register for the convention by November 25 by filling out form located on

Three exhibitor spaces are left for vendors. Interested? Please call 651-756-7351.


Thursday, December 1

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.                              

MSCA Policy and Resolutions Committee Meeting, Grand Eagle 3

6:00 p.m.                                             

Social Hour and Exhibitor/Sponsor Appreciation Dinner, Crossed Arrows

8:00 p.m.                                             

Hospitality Room, Royal Suite 154

Friday, December 2

8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.                             

Registration Open, Dacotah Expo Center

8:00-11:00 a.m.                                   

Trade Show Set-up, Dacotah Expo Center

9:30-10:00 a.m.                                   

Council Meetings, Crossed Arrows

10:30-11:30 a.m.                                 

MSCA Quarterly Meeting, Crossed Arrows

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.                         

Lunch and Trade Show Opens, Dacotah Expo Center

Special Sponsors: Midwest PMS and Minnesota Soybean Growers Association/R&PC

Noon-12:30 p.m.                               

Welcome from MSCA President Don Schiefelbein and MCW President Penny Zimmerman, Dacotah Expo Center

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.                           

The Future of Animal Identification and Disease Traceability

•Neil Hammerschmidt, Project Manager of Animal Disease Traceability, USDA-APHIS

•Bill Hartmann, Executive Director, MN Board of Animal Health

•JD Alexander, President-Elect, National Cattlemen's Beef Association

•Billy Bushelle, Market Manager, Bagley Livestock Exchange

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.                          

Dedicated Trade Show Time

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.                           

How Can Cattle and Ethanol Co-exist?

•Dave Frederickson, Commissioner, MN Dept of Agriculture

•JD Alexander, President-Elect, National Cattlemen's Beef Association

•Wesley Spurlock, Board of Directors, National Corn Growers Association

•Grant Crawford, Associate Extension Professor, University of Minnesota

•Don Carlson, Commodities Risk Manager, Bushmills Ethanol

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.                           

Social Hour, Dacotah Expo Center

Sponsored by Form-A-Feed Inc.

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.                           

Steak Dinner, Dacotah Expo Center

Special Sponsors: Blue Hilltop Inc., ROTO-MIX, and Minnesota Corn Growers Association/R&PC

7:00-8:30 p.m.                                    

MSCA Benefit Auction, Dacotah Expo Center

Saturday, December 3

8:00 a.m.                          

Registration Open, Dacotah Expo Center

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.           

Minnesota Beef Alliance Breakfast (by invitation only), Crossed Arrows A

7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.           

Breakfast, Dacotah Expo Center

Special Sponsor: Midwest PMS

8:15 a.m.-9:00 a.m.           

Breakfast Speaker: Advocacy, Now or Never!

•Barbara Jackson, Vice President, American National CattleWomen

9:00 a.m.                          

Trade Show Open, Dacotah Expo Center

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.         

MSCA Annual Meeting & Legislative Report, Dacotah Expo Center

•Bruce Kleven, MSCA Legislative Consultant

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.       

Minnesota CattleWomen Annual Meeting, Crossed Arrows D

10:30 a.m.-Noon               

Dedicated Trade Show Time

Noon-1:30 p.m.                 

Lunch and Keynote Speaker, Trent Loos

Special Sponsors: AgStar Financial Services and Heritage Ranch/Unger Meat Company

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.           

What should I know about Identifying and Source-Age Verifying Livestock?

•Tod Adams, Great Plains Regional Manager, Allflex USA Inc

•Adam Raml, Northern Midwest Territory Representative, Global Animal Management

•Billy Hall, Director of Cattle Operations, Heritage Ranch/Unger Meat Company

•Travis Edeal, Regional Account Manager, IMI Global

•Alfredo DiCostanzo, Professor, University of Minnesota

3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.           

What Consumers Want: Talking to Consumers about Beef Production

•Bob Giblin, Manager of Food Industry Communications, Merck Animal Health

3:45 p.m.                            

Trade Show Closes

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.            

Social Hour & TB-Free Recognition Ceremony, Prairie Winds Ballroom

Special Sponsor: Minnesota Board of Animal Health

5:00 p.m.                             

Dinner and Awards Ceremony, Prairie Winds Ballroom

•Master of Ceremonies Michelle Rook, WNAX Radio

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