NBA Membership Options
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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.) NBA members abide by the association’s code of ethics, available here.
Lifetime Membership $3,000 One-time investment (Same benefits as Active membership)
New Active Membership $300 First time payment (Renewing Active – $225 annual dues)*
New 3-Year Active Membership $695 First time payment (Renewing at $630 for 3 years)*
Renewing Active Membership $225 Annual dues*
Designed for people active in bison production who own at least one bison, or those intending to. New Active members receive a hard copy of the 300-page Bison Producer’s Handbook – 2nd edition, a copy of our 40 minute instructional Insider’s Guide to Bison Marketing and Management DVD, a subscription to the quarterly Bison World magazine, the printed annual Membership Directory, the Weekly Update e-newsletter, deep discounts on all NBA promotional materials and advertising, full access to the members’ area of the website, a hard copy of the Bison Diseases Field Guide, a free listing on the NBA’s Online Buyer’s Guide and the corresponding Buysome Bison consumer app, free access to archived conference presentations, discounts on NBA products, conferences and functions, and one vote per membership for directors and officers. Please note, only Life & Active Members have voting privileges.*
NBA Supporter – $100 Annual Dues*
Renewing Supporter $100 Annual dues*
The NBA supporter role is designed for those who are not active in the bison business. This could be producers who’ve retired from ranching, the general bison enthusiasts who wants to see the continued restoration of the bison species in its native habitat, or those who are dipping the proverbial toe in the bison business. Benefits include a hardy copy of the beautiful quarterly Bison World magazine, the NBA Weekly Update – emailed each Friday with the most up to the minute bison news and information, first notification of NBA’s Trading Board classifieds, and access to our digital online publications which include the electronic versions of the Bison Producer’s Handbook, the Insider’s Guide to Bison Management instructional video, archived copies of Bison World magazine and NBA conference presentations, access to the online NBA membership directory and more.*
Youth Membership (21 years of age and under)
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Youth – $75 Annual Dues*
Designed for individuals 21 years of age and younger looking to learn about the world of bison. Age will be verified. Benefits include digital access to the quarterly Bison World magazine, the Weekly Update newsletter – emailed each Friday with the most up to the minute bison news and information, first notification of NBA’s Trading Board classifieds, and access to our digital online publications including the digital versions of the Bison Producer’s Handbook, the Insider’s Guide to Bison Management instructional video, archived copies of Bison World magazine and NBA conference presentations, access to the online NBA membership directory and more.
*$25 US funds extra for shipping & handling to our Canadian and Mexican members. Please note, the NBA does not ship items outside of North America and international members only have access to digital products and services.