2022 NSA Summer Seminar
Location: Canad Inns/Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND
Start Date: Jun 28 2022
End Date: Jun 30 2022
The 38th Annual NSA Summer Seminar takes us to the Canad Inns and Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Registration is $425 and golf is $195 at the door. Online registration is closed.
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 reasonable accommodations should notify the NSA within a reasonable time frame.  NSA will accommodate reasonable requests. No refunds will be issued after June 13, 2022.
We extend our appreciation to the following sponsors:
Platinum: $1,000 + an event
Advanced Sunflower logo
Dynagro logo

midwest processors

Pioneer logo
smude oil logo
Blue: $1,000
Cargill, Inc
Giant Snacks, Inc
Red River
Stratas Foods
Red: $750
White: $500
Barrington Hills Farm
Legend Seeds
June 28, 2022

Note: All times are Central Daylight Time (CDT)
 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NSA Board of Directors Meeting
Alerus Center - Oriole
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Registration
Alerus Center
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.   Opening Event 
Canad Inn - Upper Playmakers and Ambassador C

6:00 p.m. – Social Hour - Upper Playmakers
Sponsored by FMC Corporation

7:00 p.m. – Dinner - Ambassador C
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
June 29, 2022
7:00 a.m. – Noon Registration
Alerus Center
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast Buffet for Registrants
Ballroom 1 & 2
Sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.   Breakfast Buffet for Guests/Children
Ballroom 1 & 2
Sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. What can USDA do to help the sunflower industry?
Panel Discussion
Brent Hulke, Acting Research Leader/Research Geneticist
Jarrad Prasifka, Research Entomologist
Bill Underwood, Research Plant Pathologist
Ballroom 3
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
Sponsored by Nuseed®
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Tightening world supplies aggravated by Ukraine/Russia war and the “rush to crush” to supply vegetable oil for biodiesel
Mike Krueger, Senior Analyst, World Perspectives
Ballroom 3
Sponsored by Smude Oil and Midwest Processors
11:00 a.m. - Noon Current and Long-term Weather Forecast
Daryl Ritchison, Director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN)
Ballroom 3
Noon - 2:00 p.m. General Session Luncheon
Honoring Leaders of the NSA"
Ballroom 1 & 2
Sponsored by CHS, Inc.
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Farmer Panel Discussion
Clark Coleman, Bismarck, ND
Tom Dowdle, Kennedy, MN
Tom Kirkmeyer. Brighton, CO
Cameron Peirce, Hutchinson, KS
Ballroom 3
5:00 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. Load Motor Coaches 
Parking Lot, Canad Inns
Sponsored by SunOpta
5:15 p.m. Depart for Heritage Village
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Social
Heritage Village
Sponsored by Advanced Sunflower/Sunbird, Inc.
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner 
Heritage Village
Sponsored by Dyna-Gro
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tour Heritage Village - On your own
8:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Load Buses and Return to Canad Inns 
June 30, 2022
6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. Golfers' Breakfast
Served at King's Walk Golf Course
7:30 a.m.  NSA Golf Tournament
Kings Walk logo

Sponsored by: Northern Bag and Box Company

King’s Walk recreates the same atmosphere that is found at the great links courses of Scotland and Ireland. Over 650,000 cubic yards of originally flat earth were excavated to allow the course to roll and flow around hundreds of individual mounds, deep ravines, steep ridges, and two large lakes. Our large bent grass greens are protected and framed by beautifully sculpted bunkers, mounds, and collection areas. Hardwood trees border the course along with clusters of pines on the interior hills. Tall fescue grasses add to the links style which completes this Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course.

The design stretches over 7,200 yards from the back tees; however, it plays 5,400 yards from the front tees. Four sets of tees allow golfers of all abilities an opportunity to enjoy this unique golf experience. Whether you are an elite player or casual golfer, each round at King’s Walk promises to be an exceptional one.
Cost: $195 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
King's Walk Clubhouse
Sponsored by Northern Bag and Box Company
Canad Inn hotel
The Summer Seminar will be held at the Canad Inns and Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. To reserve your room, call 701-772-8404. The National Sunflower Association's group identification number is 16645.

The Canad Inns offers complimentary shuttle service from the airport.
Getting to Grand Forks:  Airlines flying into Grand Forks, ND are Allegiant and Delta.  Car rental companies at the Airport are:  Avis, Enterprise, Hertz and National.

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

Golf:   Chuck Weingarten (800) 551-6982
Golf Tournament – Thursday, June 30th
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.
6:30 – 7:15 a.m. – Breakfast will be served at King’s Walk

7:30 a.m. - Shot-gun start at King’s Walk Golf Course  
Tuesday Evening Social/Dinner (June 28)
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Spouses and children are welcome to the Tuesday evening social and dinner at the Upper Playmakers and Ambassador C for no cost; however, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
General Session Luncheon (June 29)
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 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 (June 29)
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Spouses and children are welcome to the Wednesday evening event at the Heritage Village at no cost; however, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 
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