The Larry Higgins Bison Junior Judging Contest
This annual contest, hosted by the National Bison Association and RMBA, provides an opportunity for participants 8-21 years of age to judge bison and compete for scholarship prizes.
Join us in the spring for our annual bison conference where we bring in speakers to present on various educational topics, such as:
- Environmental Management (soil, land, drought, etc.)
- Bison Care (vet, handling, vaccinations, etc.)
- Business & Finance for Ranching (bison financing, business plans, etc.)
- Industry News (nutrition, legislation, etc.)
We also hold our annual general membership meeting during the conference, including annual elections for our Board of Directors.
Bison Ranch Tour
Join us in the fall for our annual bison ranch tour(s) where we select 1-3 bison ranches in a particular location to tour. During these visits, you’ll see how each rancher has addressed:
- Handling Facilities
- Food & Water Management
- Pasture Management
Tours include opportunities for questions & answers with the ranch managers and a bison BBQ or meal.
- March 5, 2022: Spring conference in Fort Collins, CO
- September 11, 2021: Tour of Prairie Ridge Buffalo Ranch near Limon, CO
- June 27-29, 2021: NBA & RMA Summer Conference in Cheyenne, CO
- March 7, 2020: Spring conference in Westminster, CO
- September 15, 2019: Tour of Brush Meat Processors in Brush, CO and Monkey Ranch near Kimball, NE
- March 2-3, 2019: Spring conference in Westminster, CO
- September 8, 2018: Tour of Beaver Creek Buffalo Ranch near Goodland, KS
- March 2-3, 2018: Spring conference in Westminster, CO
- August 18-19, 2017: Tour of Big Heart Bison Ranch and Platte River Power Authority Rawhide Energy Station herds in northern Colorado
- March 17-18, 2017: Spring conference in Loveland, CO