2019 Minnesota Cattle Industry Convention held in Willmar

Published 8:25 am Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The 2019 Minnesota Cattle Industry Convention is an event that brings together Minnesota farmers and ranchers, as well as many other beef industry stakeholders for educational opportunities, policy discussion and development, and a cattle focused trade show.

The Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association will host the 2019 annual convention and trade show Dec. 13-14 at the Willmar Conference Center in Willmar.

The 2019 convention will feature MSCA’s annual Cattlemen’s College series featuring timely topics and speakers that will help you defend your livelihood! Additionally, attendees will take in membership meetings and networking opportunities with fellow cattlemen and local, state and national leaders and beef industry partners.

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Key Agenda Items Include:

• Ask an Attorney: Updates on BMP’s for protecting yourself from activist and nuisance lawsuits and open discussion /questions about current challenges by Matt Berger- Agricultural Attorney

• Keeping it Real: a panel of industry experts who have combated a lab-grown, synthetic or other substitutes posing as equals.

• Soil Health Sit Down: SWCD led conversations and demonstrations displaying the soil health impacts of overgrazing. This session will feature a rain simulator on representative pasture samples from various parts of the state

• Legislative updates from both the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Government Relations team and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association D.C. Team.

• MSCA Best of Beef Banquet and Annual Meeting

• Cattle focused Trade Show!                     

Registration is now open, sign up by visiting www.mnsca.org or by mailing in the registration from the October  issues of the Minnesota Cattleman Newspaper. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western (320-235-6060) and  Holiday Inn(320-231-2601).

Both Hotels are connected to the convention center. MSCA special block rates are available until Nov. 12 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 & Trade Show. Deadline to register for an exhibit booth and sponsorship opportunities is Nov. 23, 2019. Sponsorship opportunity details available at www.mnsca.org/news-events/convention.