2024 NSA Summer Seminar
Location: Radisson, Duluth Harborview
Start Date: Jun 25 2024
End Date: Jun 27 2024
The 2024 NSA Summer Seminar takes us to Duluth, Minnesota.

Pre-Registration will start at $375, and golf will start at $130.  Registration will increase to $400 and golf to $160 on June 1, 2024.  Registration at the door will be $450 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.
SPONSORS
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
ADM
Croplan
White: $500
South Dakota Soybean Processors
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday -- June 25, 2024
Note: All times are Central Daylight Time (CDT)
 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NSA Board of Directors Meeting
Missabe Room
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Registration
Great Hall Foyer
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.   6:00 p.m. - Opening Event 
Radisson Duluth Harborview – Great Hall
Sponsored by FMC Corporation

7:00 p.m. – Dinner
Radisson Duluth Harborview – Great Hall

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 26, 2024
7:00 a.m. – Noon Registration
Great Hall Foyer
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast Buffet for Registrants
Viking Room
Sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.   Breakfast Buffet for Guests/Children
Viking Room
Sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred
8:30 a.m. - Noon Topics/Speakers: TBA
Great Hall
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
Great Hall Foyer
Sponsored by Nuseed®
Noon - 1:30 p.m. General Session Luncheon - Viking Room
Sponsored by CHS, Inc.
"Honoring Gold Award Recipient Gerald Seiler and Leaders of the NSA"
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions TBA
Session 1: Missabe Room
Session 2: Great Hall
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Load School Bus 
Hotel Back Alley – Multiple trips to Vista Fleet
Sponsored by Sunrich Products
4:45 p.m. Last trip to Vista Fleet
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Social
Vista Star Cruise
Sponsored by Advanced Sunflower/Sunbird, Inc. and Dyna-Gro Seeds
6:30 p.m. Dinner - On your own
The bus will take you back to the hotel if you would like to go.
Thursday -- June 27, 2024
7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Golfers' Breakfast
7:45 a.m.  NSA Golf Tournament
 
Cost: $130 (early bird special) per person. Golf club rental extra. Golf will start at 8 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
Pike Lake Golf & Beach Club
Sponsored by Northern Bag and Box Company
HOTEL INFORMATION
The Summer Seminar will be held at the Radisson Duluth Harborview in Duluth, MN.  A block of rooms has been reserved in Duluth for June 25-27, 2024, under the “National Sunflower Association." We are currently having issues with the reservation system.  To reserve your room call 218-727-1490 (Jennifer Poulter, Sales & Event Manager), until they are able to fix the probelm.  You can also try the front desk by calling 218-481-1185 option #2 (Front Desk - DO NOT USE THE RESERVATION SYSTEM OR OPTION #1) or online https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/G9653258  using the group code G9653258. (The website is only showing King beds at this time.  If you want 2-Queens call the hotel directly.)  The rate is $151.00 per night plus taxes for Two Queen Beds or One King Bed per night plus taxes.  Our block will expire on May 24, 2024, and regular rates will apply.  Please make sure to make your reservation so you get the discounted rate.

If you are still having problems with reservations, please call the NSA office and talk to Tina or Rhea - 701-328-5100.  We will assist you in getting in the NSA room block.  There are plenty of rooms as of 4/5/2024. 
GETTING TO DULUTH, MN & ITS WEATHER
Getting to Duluth, MN:  The airlines available at the Duluth International Airport are Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Sun Country.  The hotel is approximately 6 miles from the airport. Car Rental Companies at the Airport are Avis, Enterprise, Alamo, Budget and National.

The Weather:   The climate in Duluth can range from warm and sunny days to cool evenings.  Bring a sweater for the evening outdoor activities.   To get the latest weather for Duluth go to: https://www.wunderground.com/weather/us/mn/duluth
QUESTIONS?
General Information and Registration
Tina Mittelsteadt (701) 328-5100 ext. 2 or email: tinam@sunflowernsa.com
 
Golf: Brian Little (218) 779-8717
GOLF TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION
Golf Tournament – Thursday, June 27th
Note:  You must be registered for the NSA Summer Seminar 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.
 
7:15 – 7:45 a.m. – Breakfast will be served at Pike Lake Golf & Beach Club

8:00 a.m. - Shot-gun start at Pike Lake Golf & Beach Club
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 Radisson Duluth Harborview for no cost; however, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
 
General Session Luncheon
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The luncheon is already included in the registration fee for Summer Seminar participants. THIS IS ONLY FOR GUESTS!
Registrants to the Summer Seminar may register their spouse or guest to attend the General Session luncheon for a fee of $45. You have the opportunity to select this option during the online registration.
 
Wednesday Evening Social Hour Cruise
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Spouses and children are welcome to the Wednesday evening social hour on the Vista Star at no cost; however, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 
REGISTER USING FORM BELOW

Register: Items marked with an * are required.

Registraton Cost: $375
* First Name
* Last Name
Company Name
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* Address
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* City
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* Zipcode
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* Phone
* Email Address
* 2024 NSA Summer Seminar - $375
* Tuesday Evening Social/Dinner - $0
* GUEST Tuesday Evening Social/Dinner - $0
* Wednesday Breakfast - $0
* GUEST Wednesday Breakfast - $0
* General Session Luncheon - $0
* GUEST General Session Luncheon - $45
GUEST First & Last Name
* Wednesday Evening Social/Cruise - $0
* GUEST Wednesday Evening Social/Cruise - $0
* Golf Tournament - Thursday - $130
Golfers in your party
If you're golfing, what is your handicap?
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