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NBA promotes bison advantage at 2011 FFA Convention

INDIANPAOLIS, IN – Emerging opportunities in buffalo ranching and marketing attracted significant interest from many of the 55,000 students, advisors and adults attending the National FFA convention held in Indianapolis, IN, Oct. 19-21.

The National Bison Association (NBA) hosted a booth and conducted a Bison Advantage teacher’s workshop at the three-day convention as the association continues to reach out to new producers encouraging them to enter the growing bison business. Volunteers from Idaho, Indiana and Wisconsin joined NBA Executive Director Dave Carter at the FFA Career Expo to visit with students and adults interested in bison ranching and marketing.

“The interest in being a part of the bison business is extremely high, and reflects the fact that bison production and marketing is emerging as a stable, sustainable and profitable enterprise,” Carter said. “Several people at the convention actively sought out the National Bison Association’s booth to gather information they can use in making a decision about transitioning into bison production.”

For the second consecutive year, NBA conducted a workshop for agricultural advisors and teachers. In the workshop, Carter and young bison producer Marielle Graese of Rice Lake, WI, reviewed the issues surrounding bison production and marketing as a career choice. They also reviewed the educational resources available through NBA.

The association is conducting an ongoing campaign to attract new producers to help meet the rising demand for bison meat. Sales of bison meat have grown steadily over the past five years, and the prices ranchers are receiving for market animals have hovered at an all-time high during the past year. Prospective producers can learn more about bison production on the NBA Web site at http://www.bisoncentral.com and on Facebook.

INDIANPAOLIS, IN – Emerging opportunities in buffalo ranching and marketing attracted significant interest from many of the 55,000 students, advisors and adults attending the National FFA convention held in Indianapolis, IN, Oct. 19-21.

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The National Bison Association (NBA) hosted a booth and conducted a Bison Advantage teacher’s workshop at the three-day convention as the association continues to reach out to new producers encouraging them to enter the growing bison business. Volunteers from Idaho, Indiana and Wisconsin joined NBA Executive Director Dave Carter at the FFA Career Expo to visit with students and adults interested in bison ranching and marketing.

“The interest in being a part of the bison business is extremely high, and reflects the fact that bison production and marketing is emerging as a stable, sustainable and profitable enterprise,” Carter said. “Several people at the convention actively sought out the National Bison Association’s booth to gather information they can use in making a decision about transitioning into bison production.”

For the second consecutive year, NBA conducted a workshop for agricultural advisors and teachers. In the workshop, Carter and young bison producer Marielle Graese of Rice Lake, WI, reviewed the issues surrounding bison production and marketing as a career choice. They also reviewed the educational resources available through NBA.

The association is conducting an ongoing campaign to attract new producers to help meet the rising demand for bison meat. Sales of bison meat have grown steadily over the past five years, and the prices ranchers are receiving for market animals have hovered at an all-time high during the past year. Prospective producers can learn more about bison production on the NBA Web site at http://www.bisoncentral.com and on Facebook.

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