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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!

2019 RMBA Spring Conference

March 2 & 3, 2019


Join us at the Marriott Hotel in Westminster, CO for the annual RMBA Spring Conference.

Registration Information

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 18, 2019

You may REGISTER ONLINE (open through February 18, 2019) or View/Download the Registration Form.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 2, 2019
9:00 - 10:00 Board of Directors Meeting
10:30 - 11:45 General Membership Meeting with door prize of RMBA gear and a free membership for one year
11:45 - 12:45 Lunch
12:50 - 1:50 Bison Handling System Design and Materials - Darren Post, High Plains Cattle Supply
2:00 - 3:00 Bison Corral, Alleys, and Fence Design and Materials - Les Carberry, Bison Pipe and Supply
3:10 - 4:10 Bison and Minerals - Wendell Mickelsen, Redmond Minerals
4:20 - 5:20 Supplemental Feeding Nutrition - Cadra Van Bibber-Krueger, Ranch Way Feeds and Rob Pischel
5:30 - 6:30 Social Time with a cash bar
6:00 - 9:00 Bison Dinner Banquet, Bison Bingo, and Benefit Auction
Sunday, March 3, 2019
8:30 - 9:30 Special Program Certifications (Animal Welfare, Grass-fed, Non-GMO, Organic) - Callie Casteel, A Greener World
9:40 - 10:40 Bison Product Labeling Regulations - Dr. Jennifer Martin, Colorado State University
10:50 - 11:50 Commercial Motor Vehicles Rules, Regulations, and Exemptions - John Graves
12:00 - 1:00 Bison Lunch, Social Time, and Bison Knife Raffle
1:10 - 1:40 Introduction to Holistic Management - Patrick Toomey, Crossroads Ranch Consulting
1:50 - 3:10 Creating a Grazing Plan/Calendar - Patrick Toomey, Crossroads Ranch Consulting
3:20 - 4:40 Bison Vaccination Programs, basics on performing injections and minor procedures without a vet - Dr. Tim Holt, Colorado State University
4:40 - 5:30 Social Time

Location & Hotel

Denver Marriot Hotel Westminster
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 visiting: https://book.passkey.com/go/RMBA2019.

The hotel room rate is $110 per night. Deadline to reserve a room is February 8, 2019.

Conference Information Contact

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