Marketing and Stockmanship School Coming to
Bolivar, Missouri February 8-10, 2021

We decided to always put on a school before the Bud Summit. That way, new interested people can attend our school and then be eligible to attend the Bud Summit or previous attendees can brush up on their skills by attending another school before the Summit.

Because of covid, we have decided to move to a different venue and city. Bolivar, Missouri is half an hour north of Springfield and about two and a half hours south of the Kansas City International Airport. We will hold the school and Bud Summit in a meeting room inside a very nice restaurant on the south side of Bolivar. Smith’s Restaurant in Bolivar will also provide our lunches! Yum!

At this point, there are no mandatory mask ordinances or business closings in either Bolivar or Polk County. We will not be wearing masks to teach as it would be impossible for us to speak and be understood. Attendees, of course, are welcome to wear masks, and we will have enough space so families can be separate from other families.

We believe in common sense thoughts on this virus and public meetings. If you are sick, please do not come! We will fully refund your registration fee with no problems. If you are worried about getting sick, please do not come. We are in the process of setting up on-line courses, and you can attend one of those or you can buy some of the many materials Eunice Williams has on these subjects.

Eunice Williams will be joining us for this school!

Hours—

Marketing School: February 8, 8 am to 5 pm and February 9, 8 am to 12 noon

Stockmanship School: February 9, 1 pm to 5 pm and February 10, 8 am to 5 pm

Meeting Location—

Smith’s Restaurant, 1340 State Hwy U, Bolivar, MO 65613, 417-777-6484. There is another Smith’s Restaurant in Springfield, that is not where the school will be held.

Sleeping Rooms—

1: Best Western Plus, 777 E San Martin St, Bolivar, MO 65613, 417-326-0188 (highest quality, most expensive)
2: Comfort Inn, 2451 W Tower Dr, Bolivar, MO 65613, 417-326-6169
3: Country Inn, 1819 S Wommack Ave, Bolivar, MO 65613, 417-326-8004
4: Super 8, 1919 S Wommack Ave, Bolivar, MO 65613, 417-777-8888
5: Red Cedar Motel, 5100 S Scenic Ave, Bolivar, MO 65613, 417-599-8504 (cheapest, yet good quality, and they have RV hookups in case you want to bring your RV!)

Map—

2021 Bud Summit—

Attendance at this school qualifies you to attend the 2021 Bud Summit on the evening of February 11 and all day on February 12 also at Smith’s Restaurant in Bolivar, MO. This event is a gathering of “Budders” who are using the marketing and stockmanship to further their livestock enterprises. The format is loose and will include discussion by the attendees, questions and answers, video narrated by Bud Williams, and networking with producers from all around the continent. For more information about the Bud Summit or how to attend, contact Eunice Williams at 417-719-4910 or eunice@stockmanship.com.

Marketing School Outline—

Using lecture, questions/answers, current market data, and actual math calculations (bring a calculator), we will cover—

  • Know and Understand Yourself
  • The only price that matters (hint, there won’t be any crystal ball involved)
  • Know your resources (money, feed, livestock, and time) and how to manage them
  • Sell/Buy compared to Buy/Sell
  • Find Relationships and determine what to sell and what to buy
  • Marketing for the Cow/Calf Producer
  • Determine the Value of Breeding Stock
  • Make a profit and stay in business!

Stockmanship School Outline—

Using lecture, questions/answers, and movies, we will cover—

  • Research Benefits
  • Pressure and Release
  • How we Communicate with our Livestock
  • Instincts of Humans and Livestock
  • Predator/Prey Relationship
  • Positioning
  • Movement
  • Training the Herd
  • At the Gate
  • Working in the Corral
  • Sorting Livestock
  • Weaning and Receiving Livestock
  • Loading Livestock
  • Our Attitude

Registration Fee

No charge for interested kids age 18 and under attending with a parent. Please email or call us so we can have a count for meals.

Charge for adults is $700 per person for both the Marketing and Stockmanship School or $450 per person for either school alone. Two people from the same family/ranch can “buy one, get one half off.” The full school would be $1050 for two, and the half school would be $675 for two.

Lunch is included three days for both schools or one day (the full day) for one school.

To Register

If you would like to register to attend this school, you may either pay by mail or on-line using PayPal.

  • Click here for a pdf file to print and mail with your check in either USD or CAD.
  • If you would like to pay online using US dollars with PayPal, choose an option below.

Register to attend both the Marketing and Stockmanship Schools

Marketing and Stockmanship Schools, $700 for one person (February 8-10, 8 am to 5 pm, lunch included all three days).



Marketing and Stockmanship Schools, $1050 for two people from the same ranch (February 8-10, 8 am to 5 pm, lunch included all three days).



Register to attend just the Marketing School

Marketing School only, $450 for one person (February 8, 8 am to 5 pm and February 9, 8 am to 12 noon; lunch included on February 8).



Marketing School only, $675 for two people from the same ranch(February 8, 8 am to 5 pm and February 9, 8 am to 12 noon; lunch included on February 8).



Register to attend just the Stockmanship School

Stockmanship School only, $450 for one person (February 9, 1 pm to 5 pm and February 10, 8 am to 5 pm; lunch included on February 10).



Stockmanship School only, $675 for two people from the same ranch (February 9, 1 pm to 5 pm and February 10, 8 am to 5 pm; lunch included on February 10).