National Bison Association Regenerative Bison Field Day

Pleasant Valley Preserve - Crystal Lake, IL – October 15th

October 3, 2022 (Crystal Lake, IL) – The National Bison Association (NBA), in cooperation with Ruhter Bison LLC and the Illinois/Indiana Bison Association, will hold its third Regenerative Bison Ranching Field Day in Union, IL on Saturday, October 15th in the six-workshop series funded by a grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Education and Research (SARE) at the University of Minnesota.

The day will begin at McHenry County College-Scots Room/Cafeteria (8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL  60012) and conclude at Pleasant Valley Bison Ranch, McHenry County, IL (14935 Pleasant Valley Road, Union, IL​).  The field day will feature both classroom and field sessions that will cover an array of topics that will showcase how to utilize bison as a tool in regenerating healthy soils and grasslands, while sequestering carbon and adding value to your farm or ranch.  

Said event organizer and NBA Program Manager, Lydia Whitman, “This is a great opportunity to come out and see first-hand how to raise bison in a regenerative manner that is not only good for the land that they graze on, but also for the farm’s bottom line. This is a well rounded day that will not only focus on regenerative agriculture in the field, but other components that makeup a successful bison operation, including how to fund your operation, a bison management producer panel Q&A, even a cooking demonstration and bison lunch. There’s something here for everyone.”

Registration is just $30/person and includes access to all field day sessions and a bison lunch. Please register online at -​.

The NBA thanks the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Education and Research (SARE) and the University of Minnesota for their support in this project. Learn more at https://