2020 Spring Conference

Saturday, March 7

Denver Marriott Westminster in Westminster, CO

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Join us for a day FULL of bison education, networking, food & fun!

Tentative Agenda

8:00 a.m. Check-In
8:15 – 9:45 Small Business Startup Basics and Important Considerations
Presented by the Denver Small Business Development Center
10:00 – 10:30 General Membership Meeting and Elections
10:30 – 10:50 National Bison Association Update
Presented by Jim Matheson, Assistant Director
10:50 – 11:00 Discover the National Buffalo Museum
Presented by Ilana Xinos, Executive Director
11:00 – 12:00 What to Look for When Selecting High Quality Animals
Presented by Moritz Espy, 777 Bison Ranch
12 – 1 p.m. Bison Lunch Buffet, Sponsored by Lay Valley Bison
1:00 – 2:00 Low Stress Handling
Presented by Chad Kremer, Custer State Park & Kremer Buffalo Company
2:15 – 3:15 Marketing your Product in an #AlternativeFacts Environment
Presented by John Graves
3:30 – 4:30 Panel on Business Diversification: Prairie Ridge Buffalo Ranch, Adams Natural Meats, Big Heart Bison
Topics include agritourism, hunts, whole carcass utilization, specialized meat sales, outside partnerships, merchandise, and other bison-related items.
4:45 – 5:30 Open Forum Bison Q&A (bring your questions)
5:30 – 6:30 Social Hour
6:30 – 7:30 Bison Dinner, Sponsored by Adams Natural Meats
7:30 p.m. Benefit Auction


Registration has now closed. We have to set a deadline to register two weeks prior to the conference in order to reserve enough space, tables, chairs at the hotel and order food for all attendees. Sorry for any inconvenience. We hope to see you at a future event!

Member: $110
Non-member: $150
Children (17 and under): $50

Registration includes conference attendance, lunch & dinner.

Conference Hotel

Our spring conference takes places at the Denver Marriott Hotel Westminster in Westminster, Colorado.

Denver Marriott Hotel Westminster
7000 Church Ranch Boulevard
Westminster, CO 80021

All conference activities take place at the hotel. The conference room rate is $112 per night if you book online here call the hotel directly (720-887-1177) and mention the Rocky Mountain Bison Association. Deadline to reserve a room is February 20.

Become a Conference Sponsor

Interested in keeping RMBA membership & conference fees low? Want to get your business name in the hands of all attendees, on the RMBA website, and in the next Bison Rancher newsletter? Become a conference sponsor, providing meat or monetary donations. For more information, contact John Graves at 303-887-9677.

Need Help?

If you need help registering for the spring conference or you have a question, contact Jen Graves at jennifer.nmn.gray@gmail.com.