Bison Conference Coming to South Dakota

The National Bison Association (NBA), in cooperation with 777 Bison Ranch and the Dakota Territories Buffalo Association, will hold its first of three regional summer conferences in 2023. The setting for this event will be the beautiful 777 Bison Ranch near Hermosa, South Dakota, on Saturday June 17th. 

“Mark your calendars and plan to join the NBA, in cooperation with the Dakota Territory Buffalo Association, on June 17th at the 777 Bison Ranch in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The 777 team is graciously opening up their bison operation to NBA and DTBA members for the first of the NBA’s 2023 regional summer/fall conferences. This is a great opportunity to tour one of the premier bison operations in the US today, tour their well-managed herd and see first-hand the results of over 30 years of holistic land management,” shared NBA President Chad Kremer.

The field day will on the prairie where the Hillenbrand family has been raising bison for over 30 years. It is located in southwestern South Dakota, where the landscape is comprised of mixed, short grass prairie. The 777 Bison Ranch raises its animals holistically, sustainably, and humanely. It has a strong belief to care for the land, plants, and the wildlife in the same manner. It plans for the whole, using Holistic Management, which has helped set its goals and achieve them.  

Leaders in holistic management and bison restoration from across the continent are scheduled to present, including Liz Riffle, Glenn Plumb, and Cody Smith. The event will lead with gathering at the host hotel, the Ramkota, in Rapid City, South Dakota Friday night. All day Saturday will be ranch time, featuring field sessions that will cover an array of topics including how to utilize bison as a tool in regenerating healthy soils and grasslands, while sequestering carbon and adding value to your farm or ranch. 

Registration is currently open for this event, and is only $150/ person and includes all meals. Please register online at –

“We have a great lineup of expert speakers addressing pertinent bison topics, ranging from handling to holistic management to species restoration, – weather permitting – live in the field, concluding with a bison BBQ at the 777 Ranch! We’ll also have a great bison gathering and networking event the previous evening at the host-hotel, the Rapid City Ramkota, with dinner and a fundraiser. Don’t miss out on this unique bison opportunity!” said NBA Executive Director, Jim Matheson.

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