Montana Farmers Union Convention In Great Falls



Editors note: The Montana Farmers Union state convention is in Great Falls this year. Here’s the press release with relevant information. 


Montana Farmers Union to Hold 103rd State Convention

Great Falls, MT-Moving agriculture forward” is the theme of the 2018 Montana Farmers Union State Convention to be held October 26-27 at the Great Falls Holiday Inn. Members from throughout the state will attend the event for policy work, educational workshops and entertainment. The convention will feature a unique lineup of keynote speakers, timely educational panels on estate planning, business management and Industrial Hemp. Convention goers can register online at Daily registration is also available. Register by October 19 to be eligible for the early bird registration.

Some convention highlights include:

Friday, October 26, 2018

·         Cattle Handling workshop led by stockman Curt Pate: Montana ExpoPark Livestock Pavilion; sponsored by the Rural & Agriculture Council of America and DeBruycker Charolais

·         Friday luncheon: Keynote: Keith Horton, Senior Trial Agronomist, Cargill Inc., Sponsored by Farmers Union Industries

·         Promoting Awareness of Best Forage-Management Practices: Dr. Emily Meccage, MSU

·         National Food Safety Collaborative

·         Friday night entertainment: comedian Lyndy Phillips (open to the public at no charge); Sponsored by RBC Wealth Management /Amy Strom & BNSF

Saturday, October 27, 2018

·         Industrial Hemp production in Montana: featuring a panel of Industrial Hemp growers

·         Youth banquet: Videographer Riley Slivka will tell his story of his family’s farm through a series of short films., Sponsored by CHS

·          Who is the Future of Your Business?: presented by Ryan Hughes of Alltech/Hubbard

·         Hours of Service as it relates to livestock producers and the national campaign/approach surrounding ‘fake meat’; presented by Jess Peterson, USCA

·         Estate planning and mediation: presented by the Montana Department of Agriculture

·         Policy updates by Matt Perdue, National Farmers Union

A full conference agenda and online registration can be found on our website. To register visit:



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