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
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.
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