History and Mission of the National Bison Association

In 1995 the American Bison Association (formed in 1975) and the National Buffalo Association (char- tered in 1966) merged to become the National Bison Association.

The NBA has more than 1,100 members in all 50 states and 10 foreign countries.

The NBA is a non-profit association of producers, processors, marketers and bison enthusiasts.

The vision of the NBA is a community bound by the heritage of the American Bison.

The mission of the National Bison Association is to bring together stakeholders to celebrate the heritage of American bison, to educate, and to create a sustainable future for our industry.

National Bison Association members abide by the NBA Code of Ethics, which ensure the humane and sustainable raising of the American bison. View our Code of Ethics.

See the NBA’s strategic plan, developed in April 2017 by the association’s board of director’s here.