NBA Membership Options

A membership category for everyone! Choose the membership right for you.
(Please note, due to excessive shipping and handling costs, hard copy membership materials and Bison World magazine are only shipped to North American members. All of these items are available digitally in the member’s section of this website.)

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Active Membership*

Three options are offered under the Active Membership category.

Lifetime Membership $3,000 One Time Investment
3 Year Membership $695 – SAVE $55!
1 Year Membership $250 Annual Dues
Designed for people active in bison production who own at least one bison, or intend to. Active members receive the Bison Producer’s Handbook, a copy of our 40 minute educational Insider’s Guide to Bison Marketing and Management DVD, quarterly Bison World magazine, annual Membership Directory, Weekly Update e-newsletter, deep discounts on all NBA promotional materials and advertising, full access to the members’ section of the web site, a free copy of the Bison Diseases Field Guide, free listing on the NBA’s  Online Buyer’s Guide, free access to NBA’s Online Bison Training, and discounts on NBA sales, conferences and functions. Please note, only Life & Active Members have voting privileges.


Join and Go – $400
Includes 1 NBA Winter Conference Registration and a one-year NBA Active Membership ($250 value). This membership allows you to join as an Active member, and covers one registration to  our annual conference, which offers some of the best learning opportunities in the bison business. Learn more about our conferences and see about our Summer Conference Join and Go here.


Allied Industry – $300 Annual Dues*
Open to people who are not actively raising bison, but are involved in the bison industry. Includes subscription to Bison World magazine, Weekly Update, annual Membership Directory, discounts on all NBA promotional materials, a copy of the Bison Producer’s Handbook, a copy of our 40 minute educational Insider’s Guide to Bison Marketing and Management DVD, access to the members’ section of the Web site which hosts a wide-variety of bison business resources, listings on our Online Buyer’s Guide, and invitations and discounts to all NBA advertising, promotional products, conferences and functions.


Junior – $50 Annual Dues*
For individuals 21 years of age and younger looking to learn about the world of bison. Age will be verified. Benefits are similar our Active membership without voting rights, at a highly discounted membership rate aimed at educating the next generation of bison producers.


Student Group – $50 Annual Dues*
The student group membership is designed for groups of up to ten students wanting to learn more about and support bison restoration. The membership includes one copy of our instructional DVD, one copy of our Bison Producers’ Handbook, a free coy of our new Bison Diseases Field Guide, the members’ only website area and a subscription to quarterly Bison World magazine. This is a great membership for FFA and 4H advisors looking to learn more about bison.


Friend of the Bison – $60 Annual Dues*
Friends of the bison join the NBA to support our work as we continue to restore the American bison to its native landscape by providing educational and business resources to bison ranchers, marketers, conservationists, tribal groups and consumers. Friend of the Bison members receive a subscription to Bison World magazine, a copy of our 40 minute educational Insider’s Guide to Bison Marketing and Management DVD, access to the NBA’s Online Bison Training, a copy of the Great American Buffalo Cookbook with delicious buffalo recipes, and exciting information about the reintroduction of buffalo across the American landscape. This membership does not include members-only website content or discounts on NBA promotional materials.


*$10 US funds extra for our Canadian and Mexican friends. Please note, the NBA does not ship items outside of North America and international members only have access to digital products and services.