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North Dakota Stockmen Association: 2012 spring meeting series begins June 4

Like a major league baseball player, today’s beef producers have faced a few curveballs, lately – from a stream of misinformation to misguided legislation and over-burdensome regulations. North Dakota ranchers will gather to talk about some of those curveballs during the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association’s (NDSA) Spring Roundups set for June 4-7, 9 and 11.

The six-day meeting series features NDSA President and fourth generation rancher Jason Schmidt of Medina, ND, and NDSA Executive Vice President Julie Ellingson of St. Anthony, ND, who will both share how the NDSA helps field those curveballs every day on behalf of ranchers. Other featured presenters include mentors from the North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition, who will talk about pasture management strategies.

“We are excited to host this series of meetings and invite every NDSA member to bring a friend along,” said NDSA District 2 Director Curtis Brown of Montpelier. “More players mean a stronger team to protect the livelihood we all enjoy.”

Meetings are planned as follows:

• June 4, Mountrail County Fair Building, Stanley, ND;

• June 5, Slope County Fairgrounds, Amidon, ND;

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• June 6, Verein Hall, St. Anthony, ND;

• June 7, Burleigh County SCD Farm, Menoken, ND;

• June 9, Quality Inn & Suites, Jamestown, ND; and

* June 11, Tobiason Lake, Hatton, ND.

Each meeting features a social starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by supper and a short program. Find more information including directions to specific meetings at http://ndstockmen.org/?id=96.

– North Dakota Stockmen’s Association