Young Ag Leadership Conference

The thirteenth annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC) will take place September 30-October 2 in Great Falls. YALC is a collaborative effort between nine of Montana’s agricultural organizations, offering attendees a chance to take part in various workshops, discuss current ag issues, meet with industry leaders and network with fellow young people who live Montana agriculture.

This is a one-of-a-kind event, packed with everything relevant to being a young[ish] person in today’s exciting, changing world of agriculture. With workshops on a variety of topics affecting young Montana farmers and ranchers, there is something here for everyone. Anyone aged 18-40 and involved or interested in agriculture is encouraged to attend.

A committee of your peers from Montana’s leading ag organizations planned this conference to create a unique experience and you won’t find a better opportunity to network with other young leaders and industry leaders as you gather new insight on improving and promoting agriculture in our state. We hope you choose to be a part of this event, as well as take an active role in Montana’s agriculture…it’s your industry and your way of life.

The conference is put together by a committee of representatives from each of the following organizations: Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni Association, Montana Agri-Business Association, Montana 4-H Foundation, Montana FFA Foundation, Montana Farm Bureau Federation, Montana Farmers Union, Montana Grain Growers Association, Montana State University College of Agriculture, and the Montana Stockgrowers Association.

2016 Agenda Items

  • Industry Tours (Friday afternoon)
  • Evening events with live music
  • Expanded slate of workshop topics
  • Discussion Groups
  • Guest Speakers

Lodging Information

To be announced.

The cost of registration is only $40 for the entire conference, with all meals provided. After the pre-registration date, fees increase to $50.

For more information, contact Montana Stockgrowers Association or your local Montana agricultural organization.