2023 NSA Summer Seminar
Location: Holiday Inn, Spearfish, SD
Start Date: Jun 27 2023
End Date: Jun 29 2023
The 39th Annual NSA Summer Seminar takes us to the Spearfish Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Spearfish, South Dakota.
Pre-Registration will begin at $325 and golf will begin at $130.  Registration will increase to $375 and golf to $160 on June 5, 2023.  Registration at the door will be $425 and golf will be $195 so register early!
Persons who require reasonable accommodation, special meal, or alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, language translation or interpretation, etc.) should contact NSA at least one week prior to the meeting. NSA will accommodate reasonable requests. This meeting is open to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability.
We extend our appreciation to the following sponsors:
Platinum: $1,000 + an event
Advanced Sunflower logo
Dynagro logo
Pioneer logo
Red River Commodities logo
Sunrich Products logo
Blue: $1,000
Cargill, Inc
US Commodities LLC
White: $500
South Dakota Soybean Processors
Tuesday -- June 27, 2023
Note: All times are Mountain Standard Time (MST)
 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NSA Board of Directors Meeting
76 Room
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Registration
Registration Booth
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.   6:00 p.m. - Opening Event 
Holiday Inn Conference Center - Cottonwood/Ponderosa
Sponsored by FMC Corporation

7:00 p.m. – Dinner
Holiday Inn Conference Center - Cottonwood/Ponderosa
Sponsored by Scoular

8:00 p.m. – Curt Stern Scholarship Fundraiser
A fun and lively annual tradition, the Fundraiser will feature great prizes and scrumptious desserts.
Sponsored by FMC Corporation
Wednesday -- June 28, 2023
7:00 a.m. – Noon Registration
Registration Booth
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast Buffet for Registrants
Sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.   Breakfast Buffet for Guests/Children
Sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Outlook for the 2022 farm bill. What challenges lie ahead?
Speaker: Tom Hance, Gordley Associates
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Bird feeding: Current trends and what does the future hold?
Panelists: Paul Knudsen, Global Harvest Foods; Jon Purintun, Dakota Ag Synergy; Jordan Sauvageau, Red River Commodities Inc.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
Conference Center Lobby
Sponsored by Nuseed®
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. New directions in USDA sunflower research
Speaker: Brent Hulke, USDA ARS Research Geneticist
Noon - 1:30 p.m. General Session Luncheon - Honoring Leaders of the NSA
Sponsored by CHS, Inc. 

Keynote address - Geopolitics: Navigating the Uncertainty
Speaker: Jacob Shapiro, Cognitive Investments
Sponsored by Red River Commodities, Inc.
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Breakout Session
USDA FAS-Who we are and how we connect U.S. agriculture to the world.
Speaker: Curtis McCoy, USDA Fas International Trade Specialist
  Breakout Session
Resource independent weed induced crop yield loss: a new paradigm and new challenges
Speaker: Dave Horvath, USDA, Agricultural Research Services
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Coffee Break
Conference Center Lobby
Sponsored by Nuseed®
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Breakout session
International marketing update
Speaker: Lori McGehee, NSA International Marketing Consultant
  Breakout session
Flower Power Research: Open Bull & Brainstorm Session
Moderator: Bob Weigelt, FMC Corporation
5:00 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. Load Motor Coaches 
Parking Lot, Holiday Inn
Sponsored by Sunrich Products
5:15 p.m. Depart for The Farmhouse Bistro and Bar
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Social
The Farmhouse Bistro and Bar
Sponsored by Advanced Sunflower/Sunbird, Inc.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Dinner 
The Farmhouse Bistro and Bar
Sponsored by Dyna-Gro Seed
8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Load Buses and Return to Holiday Inn
Thursday -- June 29, 2023
7:00 a.m. – 7:35 a.m. Golfers' Breakfast
Served at Spearfish Canyon Golf Club
7:45 a.m.  NSA Golf Tournament
spearfish canyon golf club

Sponsored by: Northern Bag and Box Company

Long regarded as one the region’s finest golf courses with spectacular vistas of the surrounding terrain, the Spearfish Canyon Golf Club is the premier facility in the Northern Black Hills. Originally named the Spearfish Canyon Holding Company, the golf club was established in 1921 and the original nine was opened shortly thereafter, making it one of the oldest golf courses in the great state of South Dakota.
In 1988, the Spearfish Canyon Golf Club became the first 18-hole golf course in the Northern Black Hills. South of the country club property, legendary Spearfish Canyon presents an unparalleled scenic backdrop which captivates all who play. Spearfish Canyon Golf Club is a family oriented semi-private facility providing an outstanding golf experience complimented by a very high level of service.
Over the past several year, Spearfish Canyon Golf Club has been in the process of improving its original nine-hole layout while establishing a comprehensive practice facility.  Phelps Atkinson Golf Course Design, along with consultation from the SCGC staff created the “Masterplan – Phase 1” conceptual design in early 2018.  The design, fund allocation, and timeline were approved by the SCGC membership in the fall of 2018, and earthmoving began shortly thereafter.
The newly constructed areas were seeded in June 2018 and the grow-in took place the remainder of the year.  The new driving range, short game area, and golf holes were opened June 20, 2020.  As of June 20th, the two sets of nine holes have been renamed.  The original front nine is now the "Canyon Nine” and the original back nine is now the “Lookout Nine”.
Regular play will primarily begin on the Lookout Nine allowing golfers to finish their 18-hole rounds on the best, most scenic golf holes on the Canyon Nine.
Cost: $130 (early bird special) per person. Golf club rental extra. Shotgun start at 7:45 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 golf course.
12:30 p.m. Golf Lunch and Awards
Spearfish Canyon Golf Club
Sponsored by Northern Bag and Box Company
holiday inn convention center spearfish sdThe Summer Seminar will be held at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center in Spearfish, South Dakota.  A block of rooms has been reserved in Spearfish for June 26-29, 2023, under the “National Sunflower Association. To reserve your room, call 605-642-4683 or 800-344-8826. To book online www.holiday-inn.com/spearfish using the group code NSA.  The rate is $129.99 per night plus taxes for Standard Rooms and $159.99 per night plus taxes for Suites (poolside rooms are an additional $30).  Our block will expire on May 27, 2023, and regular rates will apply.  Please make sure to make your reservation so you get the discounted rate. 
Getting to Spearfish, SD:  For those who need to fly, Spearfish does not have an airport.  Rapid City, SD is the closest airport. The airlines available at the Rapid City Regional Airport are Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Allegiant. The hotel is approximately 60 miles from the airport. Car Rental Companies at the Airport are Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, Alamo, Budget and National.

The Weather: The climate in Spearfish can range from warm and sunny days to cool evenings. Bring a sweater for the evening outdoor activities. To get the latest weather for Spearfish go to www.wunderground.com/weather/us/sd/spearfish
NSA Summer Seminar  - General Information and Registration
Tina Mittelsteadt (888) 718-7033 ext. 2, email: tinam@sunflowernsa.com

Golf:   Brian Little (218) 779-8717
Golf Tournament – Thursday, June 29th
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 Co.
7:00 – 7:35 a.m. – Breakfast will be served at Spearfish Canyon Golf Club

7:45 a.m. - Shot-gun start at Spearfish Canyon Golf Club  
Tuesday Evening Social/Dinner (June 27)
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Spouses and children are welcome to the Tuesday evening social and dinner at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center for no cost; however, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
General Session Luncheon (June 28)
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The luncheon is already included in the registration fee for Summer Seminar participants.

Registrants to the Summer Seminar may register their spouse or guest to attend the General Session luncheon for a fee of $45.
Wednesday Evening Social/Dinner (June 28)
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Spouses and children are welcome to the Wednesday evening event at The Farmhouse at no cost; however, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 

Register: Items marked with an * are required.

Registraton Cost: $325
* First Name
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* 2023 NSA Summer Seminar - $325
* Tuesday Evening Social/Dinner - $0
* Wednesday Breakfast - $0
* General Session Luncheon - $0
* Wednesday Evening Dinner - $0
* General Session Luncheon GUEST - $45
* Golf Tournament - Thursday - $130
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