2019 NSA Summer Seminar
Location: Medora, ND
Start Date: Jun 25 2019
End Date: Jun 27 2019
The 37th Annual NSA Summer Seminar takes us to the Medora Community Center in Medora, North Dakota.
Registration is now $375 and golf is $170.
Registration at the door will be $425 and golf will be $195 so register early!
This meeting is open to all persons without regard to race, color, natural origin, sex, age, religion or disability. Anyone requesting a special meal or accommodation should notify the NSA within a reasonable time frame. NSA will accommodate reasonable requests.
We extend our appreciation to the following sponsors:
Platinum: $1,000 + an event
Blue: $1,000
Cargill, Inc
Red: $750
White: $500
FoxMax, LLC
Global Harvest Foods
Sheyenne Tooling & MFG

Schedule of Events

June 25, 2019

***All times are Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)
 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NSA Board of Directors Meeting
Rough Rider Hotel - South
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Registration
Medora Community Center
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.   Opening Event 
ND Cowboy Hall of Fame
6:00 p.m. – Social Hour
Sponsored by FMC Corporation
7:15 p.m. – Dinner
Sponsored by Giants Sunflower Seeds
8:00 p.m. – Curt Stern Scholarship Fundraiser
Sponsored by FMC Corporation
A fun and lively annual tradition, the Fundraiser will feature great
prizes and scrumptious desserts.
June 26, 2019
7:00 a.m. – Noon Registration
Medora Community Center
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast Buffet for Registrants
West DeMores Hall
Sponsored by: Pioneer
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.   Breakfast Buffet for Guests/Children
West DeMores Hall
Sponsored by: Pioneer
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Young Farmer Panel 
Adam Bettenhausen, Wishek, ND; Jason Fees, McLaughlin, SD; Josh Greff, Regent, ND; Doug Reimers, Jamestown, ND
East DeMores Hall
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Coffee/Soda Break
Sponsored by: Legend® Seeds and Nuseed®
11:00 a.m. - Noon Sunflower Oil: A Bright Fit for Consumer Food Products
Michelle Peitz, ADM
East DeMores Hall
Noon -  1:30 p.m. General Session Luncheon
West DeMores Hall
Sponsored by: CHS, Inc.
"Honoring Leaders of the NSA"
Keynote Address: Securing the Future of Agriculture with Risk Management Tools
Martin Barbre, RMA Administrator
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Breakout Session 1:
‘Flower Power Research: Open Bull & Brainstorm Session

Bob Weigelt, FMC, NSA Research Committee Chairman
East DeMores Hall
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Breakout Session 1:
Harvesting Best Practices

Tim Eggert, President/Owner of Sheyenne Tooling & Manufacturing; Brandy Edland, Sheyenne Tooling & Manufacturing
Roosevelt Room
2:45 p.m - 3:00 p.m. Coffee Break
Sponsored by: Legend® Seeds and Nuseed®
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Breakout Session 2:
Palmer Amaranth: Why Should We Care? 
Brian Jenks, NDSU Weed Scientist
East DeMores Hall
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Breakout Session 2:
Combine Fires: Research, Experience and Commercially Available Products
Dan Humburg, SDSU
Roosevelt Room
4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Load Motor Coaches 
Parking Lot, Badlands Motel
Sponsored by SunOpta
4:45 p.m. Depart for Pitchfork Fondue
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Social
Sponsored by: Advanced Sunflower/Sunbird, Inc.
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Dinner 
Sponsored by: Mycogen® Seeds
7:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Load Motor Coaches and return to Badlands Motel for those not attending Medora Musical.
If you'd like to attend the Medora Musical, click here for an exclusive booking link to reserve your seats. You can also call 1-800-633-6721 (1-800-MEDORA-1). Ask for reservations and let them know you’re with the National Sunflower Association and want tickets for the June 26 performance. Please book by June 5 to ensure you have access to the group block.  After this date, all unused seats will be released to the general public. 
9:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Load Motor Coaches after Medora Musical and return to Badlands Motel 
June 27, 2019
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Golfers' Breakfast
Bully Pulpit Golf Course
7:30 a.m.  NSA Golf Tournament - Bully Pulpit
Sponsored by: Northern Bag and Box Company

Ranked one of America's Top 100 Public Golf Courses, Bully Pulpit is chiseled right out of the North Dakota Badlands in a site unlike any in the world. A round here is one you won't soon forget.    

Some courses impose themselves on the landscape, but at Bully Pulpit Golf Course you'll find yourself climbing through meadows and woodlands and meandering along the Little Missouri River, fully immersed in the beauty of the landscape all around you!
As you climb out of the shadow of the bluff on thirteen green, our signature holes await. "The Badlands Holes" number 14, 15, and 16 will take you through a rugged fairway gorge.  From butte-top tee boxes to a green among a sea of Badlands, this is one golfing adventure you're not soon to forget.
Cost: $145 (early bird special) per person.  
Golf club rental extra.  

Shotgun start at 7:30 a.m.  
The tournament is a fun event for golfers of all skill levels.  
We will use a four-person scramble format.
NOTE:  You MUST be registered for the NSA Summer Seminar in order to participate in the golf tournament. Please include payment for golf fees with the NSA Registration. Fees will not be accepted at the course.
12:30 p.m. Golf Lunch and Awards
Bully Pulpit Club House
Sponsored by: Northern Bag and Box Company
Hotel Information
The Summer Seminar will be held at the Medora Community Center in Medora, North Dakota.  A block of rooms has been reserved in Medora for June 24-27 under the “National Sunflower Association."  To make your reservation click here. Click on Hotel/Motel. Enter your check in date and check out date. You will also need to enter the Group Code 5781.  This will bring up our block of rooms and what you can select from. Rates start at $129.00 per room, per night, plus tax. Note: The total per/room you’ll see when making your reservation is for your entire stay; it is not a nightly rate.We have a few rooms blocked at the newly remodeled Elkhorn (formerly Bunk Houses). You can also call the hotel directly for your room reservations at 800-633-6721. Room block will be released on May 24, 2019.
Please note the resort’s cancellation policy:  A 24-hour advanced notice is required to change or cancel a reservation.
Getting to Medora:
Getting to Medora:  Major airlines fly in to the Bismarck, ND Airport. Rental cars are available at the Bismarck Airport for travel to Medora. Mileage from Bismarck to Medora is approxiately 133 miles. Airlines flying into Bismarck, ND are Allegiant, Frontier, Delta, American and United Express. Car rental companies at the airport are: Avis, Hertz and Enterprise.

From Bismarck:
  • From exit #159 on I-94W.
  • Follow I-94W to Exit 27 toward Pacific Avenue continue into the town of Medora.

The Weather: The climate in Medora can range from warm and sunny days to cool evenings. Bring a sweater for the evening outdoor activities. Click here to get the latest weather for Medora.
Contact the following for answers to your questions:
  • NSA Summer Seminar  - General Information and Registration
          Tina Mittelsteadt (888) 718-7033 ext 3
  • Golf:   Chuck Weingarten (800) 551-6982

Golf Tournament Registration
Golf Tournament – Thursday, June 28
Note: You must be registered for the NSA Summer Seminar in order to participate in the golf tournament. Golf registration includes 18 holes of golf and single cart fees. Breakfast, beverage/snacks for cart, lunch and prizes are all sponsored by Northern Bag and Box Company
6:30 – 7:15 a.m. – Breakfast will be served at Bully Pulpit
7:30 a.m. - Shot-gun start at Bully Pulpit Golf Course.  
Spouse/Guest Registration
Tuesday Evening Social/Dinner
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Spouses and children are welcome to the Tuesday evening social and dinner at the Cowboy Hall of Fame for no cost; however, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
General Session Luncheon
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Registrants to the Summer Seminar may register their spouse or guest to attend the General Session luncheon for a fee of $40
Wednesday Evening Social/Dinner
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Spouses and children are welcome to the Wednesday evening event at the Pitchfork Fondue on the Terrace at no cost; however, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 
Buses will return attendees not attending the Medora Musical to the Badlands Motel around 7:30 pm. Buses will bring Medora Musical attendees back to the Badlands Motel after the musical is over.
Medora Musical – Wednesday Evening
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The National Sunflower Association has reserved a block of tickets for the Medora Musical.  You are welcome to attend on your own. You will need to call 800-633-6721 to purchase and reserve your tickets. Tickets will be available in April 2019.

Register: Items marked with an * are required.

Registraton Cost: $375
* First Name
* Last Name
* Company Name
* Address
Address 2
* City
* State
* Zip
* Country
* Phone
* Email Address
* 2019 NSA Summer Seminar - $375
* Tuesday Evening Social/Dinner - $0
* Wednesday Breakfast - $0
* General Session Luncheon - $0
* Wednesday Evening Dinner - $0
* General Session Luncheon - Guest - $40
* Golf Tournament - Thursday - $170
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