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Registration Open For State Cattlemen's Convention

Registration Open For State Cattlemen's Convention

Annual convention and trade show is Dec. 6-8 in Alexandria at Arrowwood Resort.

The Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association invites interested farmers and beef supporters to attend the 2012 Minnesota Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show, December 6-8 at Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria.

This year's convention will be focused on educational topics. Organizers are in the process of inviting several speakers that will cover a wide range of subjects.

Priority topics include: 

•Market Analysis and Outlook for Cattle Sector

•Managing Risk and Marketing Strategies

•Reproduction, Heterosis and Fetal Programming

•Managing Animal Disease Issues


•Grazing and Pasture Management

•Understanding Meat Cuts and Carcass Characteristics

Registration Open For State Cattlemen's Convention

The preliminary agenda is as follows:

Thursday, December 6

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.               MSCA Policy and Resolutions Committee Meeting

6:00 p.m.                                 Social Hour and Exhibitor/Sponsor Appreciation Dinner

8:00 p.m.                                 Hospitality Room

Friday, December 7

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

8:00-11:00 a.m.                       Trade Show Set-up

9:30-10:00 a.m.                       Council Meetings

10:30-11:30 a.m.                     MSCA Quarterly Meeting

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.              Lunch and Trade Show Opens

Noon-12:30 p.m.                     Guest Speaker

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.                Educational Session #1

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.                Dedicated Trade Show Time

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.                Educational Session #2

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

6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.              Dinner, Ceremonies and Auction

Saturday, December 8

7:30 a.m.                                  Registration Open

7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.                Breakfast and Guest Speaker

9:00 a.m.                                  Trade Show Open

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.              MSCA Annual Meeting & Legislative Report

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.            Minnesota CattleWomen Annual Meeting

10:30 a.m.-Noon                     Dedicated Trade Show Time

Noon-1:30 p.m.                       Lunch and Keynote Speaker

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.                Educational Session #3

3:45 p.m.                                   Trade Show, Silent Auction and Convention Closes

5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.                Optional Family Activity for those staying the night (Registration Required)

Families are invited to attend. The resort is a family-friendly location. Activities for the family include indoor waterpark; ice skating; sledding; snowmobile; sleigh rides; and a variety of other indoor and outdoor activities.

To make room reservations, please contact Arrowwood Resort directly at 320-298-4636. Be sure to mention you are attending the Convention.

Room Rates:

Standard Deluxe (Single or Double): $99 per night plus tax

Upgraded: $129 per night plus tax

Suite: $169 per night plus tax

Two-day individual registration for the convention and trade show is $90; one-day individual registration is $50. Exhibitor Booth & Registration is $400.00.

For more information, please the MSCA office at 612-208-6722.

Source: Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association

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