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Bison Ranch Workshops

Fun, Facts & Fellowship for New-Comers and Old-Timers

Ever wondered about bison ranching? Then attend our bison ranch workshops where we focus on various educational topics, such as:

  • Environmental Elements (soil, land, drought, etc.)
  • Bison Healthcare (vet, handling, vaccinations, etc)
  • Business & Finance (bison financing, business plans, etc.)
  • Industry News (nutrition, legislation, you name it)

Plus you'll get a chance to talk buffalo and visit with our bison industry friends!

RMBA 2018 Spring Conference

March 2-3, 2018

This year's conference will be at the Marriott Hotel in Westminster, CO on March 2nd and 3rd. The RMBA Board has been working hard to have a great lineup up speakers and meals, with a theme centered around maximizing the financial strength of your ranch through a multitude of strategies. We have also created a perfect schedule which will allow members to go to the Denver Mountain Parks Bison Auction in Genesee in the morning (hopefully they will have good weather to do the sale) before heading to the conference in the late afternoon for our opening speaker and a delicious buffalo dinner and fun auction.

Registration Information

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 19, 2018

You may REGISTER ONLINE (open through March 23, 2018) or View/Download the Registration Flyer.

Schedule of Events

These events will take place at the Genesee Bison Ranch and are separate from the conference

Friday, March 2nd, 2018
10:30 Bison Viewing
12:00 Bison Auction

These events will take place at the Marriott Hotel Westminster

Friday, March 2nd, 2018
3:00 – 3:45 Board Meeting
4:00 – 5:00 NRCS Conservation Planning and Farm Bill Programs – Gerald Gregory
5:30 - 6:30 Social Hour with a cash bar and Hors D'oeuvres
6:30 - 9:00 Bison Fillet Dinner, Bison Bingo, Raffle, and Fun Auction

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
8:30 - 9:30 General Membership Meeting and Elections
9:45 - 10:45 Managing a Small Herd – Bryan Rafferty
11:00 - 11:50 Financing Options for your Operation – Ray Thieman
12:00 - 1:00 Bison Burger and Hot Dog Buffet
1:10 - 2:10 Planning Year Round Grazing with Web Soil Survey – John Graves
2:20 - 2:50 Managing your Ranch Finances – Tami Nott
3:00 - 3:45 The Importance of the KT Boundary
3:45 - 4:30 Facility Materials for the Small Scale Rancher – Greg Nott

Lodging

Marriott Hotel
720-887-1177
7000 Church Ranch Boulevard
Westminster, CO 80021

Hotel reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly and Mentioning Rocky Mountain Buffalo Association, or through this special link:
https://aws.passkey.com/go/RMBuffalo

The hotel room rate is $109 per night. Deadline to reserve a room is February 9th, 2018.

Genesee Bison Ranch Directions

Directions to Genesee Bison Ranch: From I-70, take exit 253 (Chief Hosa) and head south toward the campground. Take a left at the fork and continue for about 3/4 mile on Genesee Lane to the bison pasture entrance.

Workshop Information Contact

For any additional information on the conference, contact John Graves at 303-887-9677.