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Calendar of Events

2011 NSA Summer Seminar

2011 NSA Summer Seminar 6/21/2012 - 6/23/2013

The Lodge at Deadwood
Deadwood, South Dakota

Event Details

Registration Fee: $250.00

A tentative agenda for the 2011 NSA Summer Seminar follows. Online registration is now closed. Please register on site.

We extend our appreciation to the following sponsors:
Blue $1,000BASF
CHS, Inc.
CROPLAN GENETICS® and Agrisolutions
Dupont Crop Protection
FMC Corporation
Mycogen Seeds
Northern Bag and Box Company
Northern Sun, Div of ADM, Enderlin, ND
Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc
Syngenta Seed Care – Cruiser Maxx Sunflowers
Syngenta Seeds, Inc. - Minnetonka, MN
Red $750Red River Commmodities
Seeds 2000, Inc.
Stratas Foods
White $500Cargill, Inc.
Proseed Inc.
Sunfield Seeds/California
Vanderveen Commodity Service Ltd.

JUNE 21, 2011 (Tuesday)
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.NSA Board of Directors Meeting and Lunch
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.Registration - Located at hotel
6:00 p.m.
10 p.m.
Opening Event: The Lodge at Deadwood
~ Social hour begins at 6 p.m. sponsored by FMC Corporation
~ Dinner to follow at 7 p.m. sponsored by Syngenta Seed Care – Cruiser Maxx Sunflower
~ Curtis Stern Memorial Scholarship fundraiser is from 8 to 10 p.m.
JUNE 22, 2011 (Wednesday)
Go to Speakers' page for detail on topics and speakers.
7:00 a.m. - NoonRegistration - Located at hotel
7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.Buffet Breakfast for Summer Seminar registrants
Sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.
8:15 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.Spouses' and Children's Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Spouse's Program
Chef’s Demo on how to make Flaming Desserts
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Panel: Reversing the Trend of Declining Acres: Will We Have the Tools?
Moderator: Don Schommer, NSA Chairman
Panel Members: John Sandbakken, NSA Marketing Director; Brent Hulke, USDA-ARS Research Geneticist; Sam Markell, NDSU, Plant Pathology; Kevin Capistran, NSA Board Member
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.BREAK
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.Social Media
Chuck Zimmerman, ZimmComm New Media; Holts Summit, MO
Sponsored by CROPLAN GENETICS® and Agrisolutions
"Factors that will Influence Global Ag Trade in the next 10 Years"
Mike Dwyer, Foreign Ag Service – USDA
Global Policy Analysis Division; Washington, DC
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Social Media - Hands On How To
Chuck Zimmerman, ZimmComm New Media; Holts Summit, MO
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.Future of Fungicides: What's on the Horizon
Sam Markell, NDSU Plant Pathologist
Doug Meadows, DuPont
Kent McKay, BASF
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Defining the Use of Sharpen® Desiccant
Kent McKay, Technical Service Representative – BASF
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Update on the NSA SNP Project
Brent Hulke, Geneticist Breeder, USDA-ARS-Sunflower Research Unit; Pegadaraju Venkatramana (Venki), BioDiagnostics, Inc.
5:45 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
5:45 p.m. - Social hour
6:45 p.m - Board bus to the Roundhouse Restaurant in Lead
7 p.m. - Dinner at the Roundhouse sponsored by Mycogen
9 p.m. - Bus leaves to return to the Lodge or downtown Deadwood
JUNE 23, 2011 (Thursday)
7:00 a.m. (MDT)Golfers' Continental Breakfast
Spearfish Canyon Country Club
Sponsored by Northern Bag and Box Co.
8:00 a.m.(MDT)
Shotgun Start
Golf Tournament
Cost: $75 per person which includes golf and single cart fees. Golf club rental extra. Beverage cart, lunch, and prizes sponsored by Northern Bag and Box Co.

Contact Chuck Weingarten, Golf Coordinator, at 800-551-6982 if you have questions regarding golf or need to rent golf clubs. 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.Lunch and Golf Awards
The Summer Seminar will be held at The Lodge at Deadwood, SD located at 100 Pine Crest Lane. The Lodge is located about a mile from downtown Deadwood and across the street from Tatanka. The hotel currently does not have any rooms available as of June 1. Please call there first in case they have had any cancellations at 1-605-584-4800.
Other hotels in Deadwood that may have rooms available are:
First Gold Hotel 270 Main St., Deadwood – Tel: 800-274-1876

Celebrity Hotel 629 Main St., Deadwood – Tel: 888-399-1886

Mineral Palace Hotel 601 Main Street, Deadwood – Tel 800-847-2522

Silverado Franklin Historic Hotel and Gaming Complex 709 Main Street, Deadwood – Tel: 800-688-1876

AmericInn Hotel & Suites 360 Main Street, Deadwood – Tel: 866-332-3966

In nearby Lead, SD: Golden Hills Resort 900 Miner’s Ave., Lead – Tel: 605-584-1800

NOTE: These locations have very limited availability of rooms.
After the breakfast for spouses and children on Wednesday morning, the Chef from the Lodge will be doing a cooking demo from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on how to make romantic "flaming" desserts. For those of you interested in the session on "Social Media" you are welcome to attend those sessions in the morning as well as a "hands on" session in the afternoon. For other activities, click on this link for the Official Guide on Attractions and Tours.

Airlines Serving Rapid City Regional Airport: American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Allegiant Airlines. Deadwood, SD is approximately 52 miles from Rapid City.

Car Rentals serving Rapid City Regional Airport: For those of you who are flying in to the Rapid City airport and need a rental car,

The Weather: The climate in Deadwood, SD can range from warm and sunny days to cool evenings. Bring a sweater for the evening outdoor activities. To get the latest weather information for Deadwood:

Travel Guide: For more information about all the once-in-a-lifetime experiences for you to encounter in South Dakota, visit where you can request a free South Dakota travel guide on-line. The website contains information about Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, fishing, hiking, rodeos, and more. Begin planning now so you can be sure to enjoy all the South Dakota has to offer!

  • NSA Summer Seminar in general: Lerrene Kroh (888) 718-7033, ext 4
  • Registration: Tina Mittelsteadt (888) 718-7033, ext 3
  • Golf Tournament: Chuck Weingarten (800) 551-6982
Golf Tournament Registration
Golf Tournament - Thursday
Thursday 7:00 a.m.
Includes golf and single cart fees. Breakfast, beverage cart, and lunch sponsored by Northern Bag and Box Co. NOTE: You must be registered for the Summer Seminar in order to participate in the golf tournament. Click on the 'Register now' button below to continue the full registration process.

Registration Fee: $75
Spouse/Guest Registration
General Session Luncheon
12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Registrants to the Summer Seminar may register their spouse or guest to attend the General Session luncheon for a fee of $25.
Registration Fee: $25
Tuesday evening Social/Dinner
6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Spouses and children are welcome to the Tuesday evening social and dinner at The Lodge at Deadwood for no cost; however, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Wednesday Social/Dinner
5:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Spouses and children are welcome to the Wednesday evening event at The Roundhouse in Lead at no cost; however, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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