Meet Lauren

montana stockgrowers lauren chase

Hi all! My name is Lauren Chase and I am from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I’m finishing up my final year at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Go Hawks! I have a double major in journalism and anthropology and a minor in Spanish. This summer, I am the media intern for the Montana Stockgrowers Association.

You’re probably thinking: What’s a girl from Iowa going to do to help Montanan ranchers? I am here to help tell your stories and have others become aware ofthe important work you do every day. My aim is to get your message to a broader, more multimedia-based audience. Social media has taken over all forms of communication and therefore, we must utilize these tools to reach the world!
My specialty is visual story-telling so if you see me with a camera, feel free to say hello. We are always looking for story ideas and if you think you have a story to tell, let us know. You can follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LaurenMSea or e-mail me: intern@mtbeef.org. Be sure to watch for updates of news, video and photographs. You can also follow the MSGA: http://twitter.com/msgacom.

124th Annual Convention begins today

MSGA’s 124th Annual Convention and Trade Show has gotten off to a great start with business meetings today at the Holiday Inn Grand Montana in Billings. Meetings include the MSGA Board of Directors, MSGA’s Research Education and Endowment Foundation, the Young Stockgrowers Committee, the Grass Conservation Commission, Montana Hereford Association, the Montana Public Lands Council/Montana Association of State Grazing Districts joint board meeting, the Steer of Merit Committee, and the Montana Cattle Feeders. Other events include the Young Stockgrower’s Social, a SimSeminar with the American Simmental Association, the MaPa 200 Club Reception, Young Stockgrowers Dinner, and the “Has Beens” Dinner.

Tomorrow, registration will start at 6:30 a.m. followed by the Billings Chamber of Commerce Pancake Breakfast. At 8 a.m. the Montana Stockgrowers Association and the Montana CattleWomen Opening General Session will kick off. Committee meetings will follow and the Northern Ag Network lunch will begin at noon with a live broadcast. In the afternoon, committee meetings will continue and at 5 p.m. the Night Around the Campfire Trade Show Grand Opening will begin, featuring four beef dinner stations, the Western Ranch Supply Waterhole, entertainment from the Ringling 5 and complimentary silk scarves.