Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference June 10-12 In Miles City

The Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference is set for June 10-12 in the historic cow town of Miles City. The summer conference provides an opportunity for the organization’s advisory committees to discuss current agricultural issues and concerns, and surface ideas for policy development. Events take place at the Custer County Events Center and the MCC Ag Advancement Center.

 “Members from across the state are excited to attend our annual summer committee meetings and foundation fund raiser. It’s been over 10 years since Montana Farm Bureau hosted a statewide meeting from the beautiful eastern side of the state,” said MFBF president Cyndi Johnson. “There’s no shortage of policy topics again this year as we continue to fight for private property rights, strong rural communities and accurate agricultural education. Now is a great opportunity to join your local Farm Bureau Federation and get involved.”

The conference begins with Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Day, June 10. Morning tours include Wandering Acres flower farm and Cowboy Meats in Forsyth and an afternoon YF&R Committee meeting. The MFBF Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC) meets Monday afternoon and MFBF’s ACE Leadership Seminar is also planned for Monday.

On Tuesday, keynote speakers include national ag advocate Brandi Buzzard and Clayton Phipps, the “Cowboy Dino”. Buzzard, a cowgirl, rancher and advocate, will share how she seized the moment to stand up for agriculture by engaging global food companies, the press, policy makers and more, while using trust as her driving force. Phipps, Garfield County, will talk about “Montana’s Dueling Dinosaurs”. Phipps discovered the dinosaurs in 2006 and will provide a compelling look at finding dinosaurs on range land.

Nine issues advisory committees will meet Tuesday to hear informative speakers on pertinent topics and discuss potential policy to take back to their county Farm Bureaus. Tara Mastel, Montana State University Extension, will provide an interesting workshop on new residents in Montana titled, “Who Are They and Why Are They Coming?”

The MFB Foundation will hold a western-themed “Foundation Round-up” fundraising dinner Tuesday evening. The event features an MFBF district basket auction and other entertaining fundraising activities benefitting the MFB Foundation with its mission to support agriculture education, research and community support.

Wednesday’s Miles City-based agricultural-themed tours include Muggli Brothers Pellet Plant, Tongue River Winery and Range Riders Museum. Also on tap for that day is the Annual Foundation Golf Tournament at the Miles City Town and Country Club.

To register online visit Reservations for the Sleep Inn must be made by May 8, and registration is due by May 30. Questions? Call the MFBF office at 406-587-3153 or email [email protected].


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