Join The NBA
Join the Community bound by the heritage of the American Bison. Whether you are interested in getting your herd started, are an experienced producer, an avid consumer or just love all things bison, we have a membership option for you.  NBA members receive discounts on all products that the NBA produces, advertising, discounted Trading Board Listing advertising, advance receipt of Trading Board classifieds, discounted conference registrations, free website advertising for members in the Buyer’s Guide, and so much more! See all the benefits of membership and join online here.


Bison World Magazine: The must-ready quarterly journal for bison ranchers and marketers reaches over 1,100 four times a year. The magazine offers access to the buffalo community with advertising options for everyone.

  • NBA members always receive a rate discount.
  • Contact Communications and Marketing Director Karen Conley at (303) 292-3822, ext. 703, or by emailing her at for further information and availability.
  • View Bison World advertising rates and ad specifications here.

Weekly Update Banner Ad: The NBA distributes an electronic newsletter to over 1,200 bison enthusiasts each Friday, The Weekly Update.

  • The NBA offers a banner ad that headlines the newsletter for a very affordable $80/week, $200 for non-members.
  • The banner ad includes direct links to a website or email.
  • Two subsequent ads further down the newsletter that cost $65/week and $50/week, respectively.
  • Contact us to reserve your banner ad today, or call (303) 292-2833, ext. 703.
  • Completed ads (No more than 600 pixels wide please) must be emailed to 24 hours before publication.
  • If you need assistance in developing your ad, feel free to reach out to Contact Communications and Marketing Director Karen Conley at (303) 292-3822, ext. 703, or by emailing her at

Due to the high readership of the National Bison Association’s Weekly Update, the advertising opportunities in this news service have become “prime real estate” for companies and services wanting to connect with the bison community. As such, we are formalizing some reservation policies that will provide everyone with an equitable opportunity to reserve advertising space in Weekly Update. Beginning March 1, 2021, advertisers may reserve consecutive ad space at the full price for up to three months in advance. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, when placed within 30 days of the current advertiser’s expiring agreement. For example, reservations for the advertising block beginning March 1st would open on January 30th. Reservation requests must be submitted by email so that we will have a record of the time receipt of the requests. Also, any three-month block reserved must be accompanied by 50% payment at the time of placement.

Trading Board Ad: The NBA Trading Board is the largest on-line advertising outlet in the world of bison. Your classified ad will be distributed to National Bison Association members 48 hours prior to being published on our website, allowing a very targeted audience to bid on your sale items before the public does.

  • Ads will then be posted for 90 days.
  • $100 for Active, Supporter and Life NBA members. 
  • $250 for nonmembers. Not a member? Join the NBA today!

Online Retailers Ad: List your website link on our Online Retailers Page.

  • Includes your business name and a direct link to your website for only $50/year.
  • Contact us for current website traffic statistics, or to be listed.

NBA Trade Shows: The limited number of trade show booths offered at the National Bison Association Winter conference provides a fantastic opportunity to exhibit your products and services to the leaders in the bison business.

  • The Winter Conference, held the third week of January in Denver each year, draws approximately 600 attendees.
  • Booth spaces include 3 days of exhibition and an 8′ x 8′ space with skirted table and chairs. Learn more on our Conference page.

Sponsorship Opportunities: Sponsorship opportunities at the NBA conferences, regional events and the Gold Trophy Show and Sale, offer a variety of ways to keep your business visible, and to demonstrate your support of the growing bison business. Learn more on our Conference page.