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REGISTRATION

Online early bird registration is open! Online registration closes December 1.

On behalf of the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA), we would like to thank you for your commitment to our associations! We hope you will join us at the 139th Annual MSGA Convention & Trade Show. The purpose of the Annual Convention & Trade Show is to provide education, information, fellowship, and an opportunity for the beef industry & MSGA members to set policy that will shape the landscape of cattle ranching in Montana.

All Inclusive Pass – Member vs. Non Member Pricing
Includes all Annual Convention events happening December 6-8

  • Member Pricing
    • Early registration: $225
    • On-site registration: $250
  • Non-Member Pricing
    • Early registration: $275
    • On-site registration: $300

Extra Grand Finale Banquet Ticket $50/ticket
Bringing a spouse, friend or family member to Billings? Get their ticket for the Grand Finale Banquet. 

BQA Training Only Ticket FREE
Join CAB and MSGA for a BQA Training and Lunch!

Friday Pass $125
Includes all events on Friday, Dec 8 (access to the Trade Show, General Session II, Stockgrower Colleges, Presidents Lunch, Committee Meetings, and the Grande Finale Banquet)

Thursday Pass $100 
Includes all events on Thursday, Dec 7 (access to the Trade Show, Opening General Session, Stockgrower Colleges, Northern Ag Network Best of Beef Lunch, Committee Meetings, and the Trade Show Dinner)

Wednesday Pass $50
Includes all events on Wednesday, Dec 6

EVENT AGENDA

Wednesday, Dec 6

MPLC Annual Meeting
Northern Hotel, North Ballroom
10:00 – 12:00 pm

Certified Angus Beef BQA Training
DoubleTree Hotel
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Land Use & Environment Committee Meeting
DoubleTree Hotel, Skyview 1&2
2:00 – 5:00 pm

Young Stockgrowers Meeting
Northern Hotel, Babcock
3:30 – 5:00 pm

Young Stockgrowers Kick Off Social Hosted by Hall & Hall
NEW LOCATION! DoubleTree Hotel, Conference Rm 5, 3rd Floor
5:00 – 6:30 pm

View the full Wednesday schedule (click here)

Montana Stockgrowers Foundation Trustee Meeting
Northern Hotel, Enterprise
8:00 – 10:00 am

MPLC & MASGD Joint Board Meeting
Northern Hotel, North Ballroom
8:30 am – 10:00 am

MPLC Annual Meeting
Northern Hotel, North Ballroom
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration Opens
DoubleTree Hotel, 3rd Floor Lobby
12:00 – 4:00 pm

Certified Angus Beef BQA Training
DoubleTree Hotel, Skyview 1&2
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lunch Provided!

Land Use & Environment Committee Meeting
DoubleTree Hotel, Skyview 1&2
2:00 – 5:00 pm

Young Stockgrowers Meeting
Northern Hotel, Babcock
3:30 – 5:00 pm

Young Stockgrowers Kick Off Social Hosted by Hall & Hall
DoubleTree Hotel, Conference Rm 5
5:00 – 6:30 pm

MCW Board of Directors Meeting
Northern Hotel, Hart Albin
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Thursday, Dec 7

Opening General Session
Northern Hotel, Grand Ballroom
8:00 – 10:00 am

Trade Show Opens
DoubleTree Hotel, Ballroom ABC/3rd Floor
11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Northern Ag Network Best of Beef Luncheon 
Northern Hotel, Grand Ballroom
12:00 – 2:00 pm

Tax, Finance & Ag Policy Committee Meeting
DoubleTree Hotel, Skyview 1&2
2:30  – 5:00 pm

Trade Show Celebration Dinner
DoubleTree Hotel, Ballroom ABC/3rd Floor
6:00  – 8:00 pm

View the full Thursday schedule (click here)

Registration Opens
DoubleTree Hotel, 3rd Floor Lobby
7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Opening General Session
Northern Hotel, Grand Ballroom
8:00 – 10:00 am
Speaker: Brian Bledsoe, Chief Meteorologist

COLLEGE: Navigating Value-Added Programs in the Beef Industry
Double Tree, Skybridge 1, 2nd Floor
10:15 – 11:15 am

COLLEGE: Mitigating Risks Associated with Raising Livestock
Double Tree, Skybridge 2, 2nd Floor
10:30 – 11:30 am

COLLEGE: Carbon Credits
Double Tree, Skybridge 3, 2nd Floor
10:30 – 11:30 am

COLLEGE: Large Scale Disease Response
Double Tree, Skybridge 4, 2nd Floor
10:45 – 11:45 am

COLLEGE: AgRisk Advisors
Double Tree, Conference Room 5, 3rd Floor
10:45 – 11:45 am

Montana CattleWomen Annual Meeting
Northern Hotel, Babcock
10:15 am – 12:00 pm

Trade Show Opens
DoubleTree Hotel, Ballroom ABC/3rd Floor
11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Northern Ag Network Best of Beef Luncheon 
Northern Hotel, Grand Ballroom
Speaker: Producer Profitability Panel
12:00 – 2:00 pm

Tax, Finance & Ag Policy Committee Meeting
DoubleTree Hotel, Skyview 1&2
2:30  – 5:00 pm

Montana CattleWomen Installation, Social & Past Presidents
Northern Hotel, Babcock
5:00 – 6:00 pm

Trade Show Celebration Dinner
DoubleTree Hotel, Ballroom ABC/3rd Floor
6:00  – 8:00 pm

Montana CattleWomen New Board of Directors Meeting
Northern Hotel, Babcock
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Friday, Dec 8

Beef Production & Marketing Committee Meeting
DoubleTree Hotel, Skyview 1&2
8:00  – 10:00 am

General Session II 
Northern Hotel, Grand Ballroom
10:15 – 11:15 am

Presidents Lunch
Northern Hotel, Grand Ballroom
11:30 am – 1:15 pm

Montana Agricultural Political Action (MAPA) Reception
Northern Hotel, Hart Albin
5:30  – 6:30 pm

Grand Finale Banquet
Northern Hotel, Grand Ballroom
7:00  – 9:00 pm

View the full Friday schedule (click here)

Beef Breakfast
Ponderosa, 22nd Floor
7:00 am – 8:00 am

Registration Opens
DoubleTree Hotel, 3rd Floor Lobby
7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Beef Production & Marketing Committee Meeting
DoubleTree Hotel, Skyview 1&2
8:00  – 10:00 am

Trade Show Opens
DoubleTree Hotel, Ballroom ABC/3rd Floor
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

General Session II 
Northern Hotel, Grand Ballroom
10:15 – 11:15 am

Presidents Lunch
Northern Hotel, Grand Ballroom
11:30 am – 1:15 pm

COLLEGE: Pigs, Snails and Tamarisk – Oh My
Double Tree, Skybridge 1, 2nd Floor
1:30 – 2:30 pm

COLLEGE: Hopings for the Best, but Planning for the Worst
Double Tree, Skybridge 2, 2nd Floor
1:30 – 2:30 pm

COLLEGE: Where can you impact your herd? A look at all phases of
production and the management steps you can influence to create success

Double Tree, Skybridge 3, 2nd Floor
1:30 – 2:30 pm

COLLEGE: A look into Abram Babcock and Adams Land & Cattle
Double Tree, Skybridge 4, 2nd Floor
1:30 – 2:30 pm

Stockgrowers Inc.
Northern Hotel, Enterprise
3:00  – 4:00 pm

Second Reading of Resolutions
DoubleTree Hotel, Skyview 1&2
2:45  – 4:00 pm

Women of the West
DoubleTree Hotel, Conference Rm 5
3:00 – 5:00 pm

Third/Final Reading of Resolutions
DoubleTree Hotel, Skyview 1&2
4:00  – 5:00 pm

Steer of Merit Committee Meeting
Northern Hotel, PB Moss
4:00  – 5:00 pm

Montana Agricultural Political Action (MAPA) Reception
Northern Hotel, Hart Albin
5:30  – 6:30 pm

Grand Finale Banquet
Northern Hotel, Grand Ballroom
7:00  – 9:00 pm (doors open at 6:30)

Grand Finale After Party
Northern Hotel, Grand Ballroom
9:00 – 10:00 pm

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Opening General Session

Brian Bledsoe, Chief Meteorologist/Climatologist KKTV 11 News

Brian Bledsoe is the Chief Meteorologist/Climatologist for KKTV 11 News in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He runs his own private weather consulting business, and has been serving farmers and ranchers for the past 20+years. Brian’s goal is to help AG producers make their business more successful, by using accurate weather forecasts, both short term and long term. His strong background in agriculture is important, as he recognizes the need for good common-sense weather forecasting that can be readily used by farmers and ranchers. Brian has several clients scattered around the Great Plains as well as the whole United States.  He frequently speaks all across the region about weather and the importance of using long range forecasting to help your business.

Northern Ag Network Best of Beef Lunch

Producer Profitability Panel

Speakers:

  • Jake Parnell, Livestock Marketing Association
  • Rusty Ellis, 21 Mile Cattle Co.
  • Turk Stovall, Stovall Ranches and Yellowstone Cattle Feeders

Panelists will discuss the sustainability of livestock production in American agriculture and what that means for the future. We’ll also address the limitations that the next generation is seeing and how our industry can work to make ranching a sustainable way of life for generations to come.

General Session II

Colin Woodall, NCBA CEO

Colin Woodall is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and leads the country’s oldest and largest national trade association for cattle producers in being the trusted voice and definitive leader of the beef industry.

Originally from Big Spring, Texas, Colin graduated from Texas A&M and then worked as a grain elevator manager and merchandiser for Cargill at several locations in western Kansas and the Oklahoma panhandle. After venturing to Washington, Colin took a job with U.S. Senator John Cornyn from Texas. He has been with NCBA since 2004 and served as the association’s Chief Lobbyist in Washington, D.C., for a decade. He is a founding member of the Government Relations Leadership Forum, a life member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, member of the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association, the Agribusiness Club of Washington, D.C., the Washington Agricultural Roundtable, and is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Agriculture Council of America. He also volunteers as a junior commercial steer show judge at the San Antonio Livestock Exposition.

Beef Breakfast

Kevin Bearley, Principal, Pinion, LLC

Kevin Bearley partners with business owners to create sophisticated income and tax solutions that include structuring organizations, transitioning businesses, and maximizing tax benefits at present and into the future. A tax attorney, Kevin routinely represents and resolves IRS appeals cases with an excellent track record of success. A detailed researcher, he creates solid strategies to protect business assets and limit risk. Kevin navigates complex family dynamics and advises family business owners that fair doesn’t always mean equal. When putting together estate plans, he focuses on ensuring operating assets and cash flow are accessible to on-farm heirs for long-term, prosperous farm operations, while also providing a monetary benefit to other off-farm heirs. Kevin Bearley listens closely to family business goals and develops financial strategies so the family business will survive and thrive in future generations.

Opening General Session

Hear from MSGA Leadership, the Montana CattleWomen, our Montana congressional delegation, and the candidates running in the 2023 Board of Directors Election!

Northern Ag Network Best of Beef Luncheon

Listen to a live radio broadcast from the Northern Ag Network crew. We’ll also share the winners of the 2023 Cattle Drive along with drawing for the winner of the NutraLix Saddle Drawing.

Trade Show Celebration Dinner

Gather with friends new and old at the Trade Show Celebration Dinner! Explore the booths and vendors that make this convention possible and enjoy a few snacks and drinks on us.

Presidents Lunch

Enjoy a delicious meal as we celebrate our out-going board of directors who have dedicated the last four years to advancing the cattle industry in Montana. We’ll also announce the 2023 Heritage Scholarship winners!

General Session II

During General Session II we’ll hear from industry leaders that will give attendees exclusive insight into the livestock industry.

Grand Finale Banquet

Good times are had at the Grand Finale Dinner! We’ll auction off MSGA’s Priority Pages for MSGA’s 2024 Seedstock & Cattle Directory. Then we’ll draw for the winners of the Massey Ferguson and Agribest Feeds raffles.

CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF
BEEF QUALITY ASSURANCE TRAINING

You raise beef the right way. Get BQA’d and get the credit.

Beef Quality Assurance certification means beef raised with respect. Respect for cattle care and respect for the high-quality beef consumers want. Because in this industry, respect isn’t just something – it’s everything. Register for the BQA training during the Montana Stockgrowers Annual Convention.

DoubleTree Hotel
Skyview 1 & 2, 20th Floor
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, December 6
Lunch will be provided!

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COMMITTEE & MEETING AGENDAS

BEEF PRODUCTION AND MARKETING COMMITTEE AGENDA
2023 MSGA ANNUAL CONVENTION
Friday, December 8, 2023
DoubleTree Hotel – Skyview 1 & 2, 20th Floor
Billings, MT | 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Time Topic Speaker
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Call to Order
Review and Approval of Minutes
Dusty Hahn, MSGA Director
8:05 a.m. Department of Livestock Update Mike Honeycutt, Executive Director
Dr. Tahnee Szymanski, State Vet.
Jay Bodner, Brands Division Admin.
8:45 a.m. Cattle Health, Brand & Theft Committee
Traceability Discussion
Resolutions
Rachel Endecott, Chair
9:00 a.m. Marketing Committee
Resolutions
Kirk Donsback, Chair
9:20 a.m. Cattle Feeder Committee
Resolutions
Andy Kellom, Chair
9:30 a.m. Seedstock Committee Committee
Resolutions
John Patterson, Chair
9:40 a.m. Other Business Dusty Hahn, MSGA Director
10:00 a.m. Adjourn

 

 

LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE AGENDA
2023 MSGA ANNUAL CONVENTION
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
DoubleTree Hotel – Skyview 1 & 2
Billings, MT | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Time Topic Speaker
2:00 p.m Welcome and Call to Order
Review and Approval of Minutes
Dana Darlington, MSGA Director
2:10 p.m Bureau of Land Management Update Reyer Rens, Range Program Lead MT/DAKs
2:30 p.m Montana FWP Update Quentin Jujala, Chief of Staff
2:45 p.m Comprehensive Water Review Overview Anna Pakenham Stevenson, DNRC
3:15 p.m USFWS Grizzly Bears
Resolutions
Hilary Cooley, Ben Jimenez
3:35 p.m Water Committee
Resolutions
Rich Roth, Chair
3:55 p.m Land Use Committee
Resolutions
Tom Sparks
4:15 p.m Landowner/Recreation and Wildlife Committee
Resolutions
Colton Coffee, Chair
4:35 p.m Endangered Species Committee
Resolutions
Trina Jo Bradley, Chair
4:55 p.m Other Business Dana Darlington, MSGA Director
5:00 p.m Adjourn

 

 TAX, FINANCE AND AG POLICY COMMITTEE AGENDA
2023 MSGA ANNUAL CONVENTION
Thursday, December 7, 2023
DoubleTree Hotel – Skyview 1 & 2
Billings, MT | 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Time Topic Speaker
2:30 p.m Welcome and Call to Order
Review and Approval of Minutes
Todd Olsen, MSGA Director
2:40 p.m Farm Bill Raylee Honeycutt, MSGA EVP
3:00 p.m NRCS Tom Watson, State Conservationist
3:20 p.m WIPFLI Tax Update Ryan Tangedal
3:40 p.m General Ag Committee
Resolutions
Eric Moore, Chair
4:00 p.m Tax Committee
Resolutions
Eric Moore, Chair
4:20 p.m Other Business Todd Olsen, MSGA Director
5:00 p.m Adjourn

 

AGENDA
MONTANA PUBLIC LANDS COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING<
Wednesday, December , 2023
Northern Hotel – North Ballroom
Billings, MT | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Time Topic Speaker
10:00 a.m Welcome and Call to Order
Review and Approval of Minutes
Vicki Olson, MPLC Chair
10:05 a.m Review and Approval of Minutes Vicki Olson, MPLC Chair
10:10 a.m BLM Grazing Regulation Update Errol Rice, BLM Senior Policy Advisor
10:40 a.m National PLC & Issues Update Mark Roeber, PLC President
Sigrid Johannes, PLC and NCBA Government Affairs
11:20 a.m BLM Appeal Update Karen Budd-Falen
11:40 a.m Bylaws and Election
Western District
Vicki Olson, MPLC Chair
11:50 a.m Other Business Vicki Olson, MPLC Chair
12:00 p.m Adjourn

 

TRADE SHOW EXHIBITORS

The MSGA Trade Show is the leading, most prestigious cattle industry trade show in Montana. If you are in this business, then this is one show you can’t afford to miss!

Trade Show registrations are now open. If you would like to become an exhibitor, please contact Keni Reese at (406) 442-3420 or [email protected].

ABS Global     

Headquartered in DeForest, Wisconsin, ABS Global is the world-leading provider of bovine genetics, reproduction services, technologies, and udder care products. Marketing in more than 70 countries around the globe, ABS has been at the forefront of animal genetics and technology since its founding in 1941. In bovine genetics, ABS serves more than 40,000 customers globally, including some of the world’s leading beef and dairy producers.

 

Agri-Sales Associates

ASA is a premier North American Agency representing top manufacturers in Animal Health, Livestock, Equine, and Pet industries. Ag the MSGA convention we will be displaying products from Probios, Merricks Blue Ribbon, Stone Manufacturing, and Vetericyn Livestock/Equine products.

 

Agribest Feeds

Agri-Best Feeds seeks to Enhance Ranchers’ lives with Uniquely Better Products and Superior Customer Service.  Visit our website,  www.agribestfeeds.com, or give us a call, 866 601-6646 for information on how our products (SweetPro, EquiPride/EquiLix, Redmond, and Arrowquip) might fit into your operation to help it become more efficient and profitable.

 

AgRisk Advisors         

AgRisk Advisors strives to honor God and enrich the lives of everyone they encounter while helping the American rancher and farmer manage risk. We take pride in providing sound, straightforward guidance coupled with top-notch service. With local Advisors spanning the West, you always have advice close at hand!

 

AgWest Farm Credit  

AgWest Farm Credit is a financial cooperative supporting agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow.

 

Animal Health International 

Animal Health International is a leading distributor of animal health products and total solutions provider serving customers nationwide across veterinarian, dealer, and livestock producer channels. Animal Health International boasts the most knowledgeable, consultative, and seasoned sales team in the industry. No other distributor has a broader product offering.

 

Bank of the Rockies   

Bank of the Rockies has been, is, and will be here for all your banking needs.  Serving the agriculture community since 1883, we’re your friends and neighbors with the same dirt on our boots.  We are your community bank with local decisions.

 

Bluebird Law & Down Home Financial         

At Bluebird Law, PLLC, our Billings-based estate planning law firm guides you to do the right thing by the people you love now, and will be there for you and for them when you cannot be.

 

 

Bobcat of Big Sky

Bobcat of Big Sky has been your authorized Bobcat dealership for the Billings, Montana area since March 2007. Our full service dealership and team is second to none and we’ll prove it to you.

 

Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim Cattle Health – As your partner in cattle health, we believe that the best way to run a beef or dairy operation is to put cattle first, and we support the veterinarians and producers who do the same. We offer a large and innovative portfolio of products and services to help you overcome your biggest herd health challenges.

 

C & B Operations

C & B Operations, LLC started with one location in 1988, in Gettysburg, SD, when Dan Cronin and Rod Burwell purchased the local John Deere dealership to support the farmers, ranchers, and local community when the owner suddenly passed away.  C & B has evolved to become one of the largest and most recognized John Deere dealership groups operating thirty-six stores in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho.

 

Cancrete        

Cancrete sells “the Ultimate Livestock Water Bowl” and all the parts. The cancrete cattle waterer is composed of air entrained concrete with a teal 2-part epoxy coating to reduce algae build up. The inside of the waterer is lined with 2 inches of polystyrene insulation, same as on the side of houses before they side it, just much thicker. We also use all stainless steel for our components including nuts and bolts. This waterer is designed not to freeze and to run at a high efficiency rate.

 

Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

Montana DNRC recently decommissioned the legacy Water Right Query System (WRQS) and deployed the new WRQS application to support stakeholders in understanding and analyzing Montana water rights after soliciting feedback from stakeholders.  Please stop by our booth to learn more about the WRQS and other DNRC water right information.

 

Elanco Animal Health

At Elanco, we strive to help farmers and ranchers deliver a sustainable supply of safe, affordable beef through products and services that prevent, treat and control cattle diseases, improve performance and production.

 

Envu   

Envu is investing in innovative solutions for a new day in Range and Pasture Management. Solutions to deliver a stronger bottom line and help you better care for the land and the people who live, work and play there. So go ahead, lead on. Because we’re right there with you!

 

Ever.Ag

Ever.Ag’s Livestock Risk Management team offers a wide range of risk management tools in the commodity futures and insurance space to help cattle producers hedge cattle prices and lack of rainfall risk. As a full service risk management company we pride ourselves on offering the greatest scope of products and providing the knowledge and data to use those products to their full potential.

 

Fish Wildlife and Parks          

Fish, Wildlife & Parks offers various opportunities for the public to comment on issues, rules, grants, environmental assessments, land acquisition, development or enhancement projects, council recommendations, hunting and fishing regulations, etc. that FWP manages.

 

Gallagher Animal Management       

Since 1938, we’ve been helping farmers to harness the power to farm by delivering world-leading animal management solutions, that enable customers to operate responsibly, productively, and profitably. We lead the market in electric fencing, weighing and electronic Identification (EID), data collection, and wireless water monitoring.

 

Hall & Hall     

Please join us as we celebrate 75 years of service to the Montana ranching community. We relish our relationships with the third and fourth generations of the families we helped early on. We have always believed that “neighbor” is a verb. We hope to introduce that concept to our many new ranch owners. www.hallandhall.com

 

Hi Country Beef Jerky

Hi-Country Trading Post is located in Lincoln, Montana. We’re known for our Beef, Bison and Elk Jerky & Wild Game Seasonings. But we have a lot more than that. We’re an old traditional Trading Post Featuring Made in Montana items including huckleberry products, homemade fudge, pet treats, gift boxes, outdoor apparel and gear, & much more.. Your local Montana Trading Post, Direct to your Door!

 

High Country Ag Marketing  

Based in Whitehall Mt., High Country Ag distributes a full line of Speedrite & Patriot electric fencing components as well as conventional agricultural fencing products. We also distribute True-Test scales and other livestock management tools. We specialize in custom fencing solutions for all types of livestock containment and wildlife and predator exclusion.

 

IMI Global      

IMI Global, a division of Where Food Comes From, Inc., is the industry leader in third-party verification and value-added programs for the beef industry.  Third-party verification is the first step in giving consumers the confidence they need to feel good about both the beef they purchase and the ranchers they’re supporting.

 

 

LC Cattle Co LLC

Wild Rags and Turquoise Jewelry

 

Medicine Creek Bovine Health and Consulting

Medicine Creek Bovine Health offers experience in field investigation workups on nutritional deficiencies, water or forage analysis, custom mineral and cake programs for different classes of beef cattle production, and problem solving on performance and health issues related to suboptimal performance or health.

 

Merck Animal Health

Merck Animal Health’s commitment to improve the health and well-being of cattle has been the driver to developing new animal health products. We have introduced more vaccines in the last three years than any other animal health company. Now as one entity, Allflex offers animal identification tools and technology to generate the data needed to substantially track and manage the life of an individual, a whole herd and finally provide traceability for a country.

 

Montana Livestock Ag Credit, Inc.

For over eighty years we have offered on-the-ranch service, knowledgeable credit officers, and the highest level of confidentiality. Customer service comes first at Montana livestock where we are committed to our clients’ business and personal affairs. This private Montana stockholder owned financial institution is Montana’s most affordable, and dependable source of operating credit to successful agricultural producers.

 

Montana Ag Safety   

The MASP provides Montana’s farmers and ranchers with trainings, resources, and support to increase workplace safety within Montana’s agriculture industry. At no cost receive: safety trainings and resources for Montana Safety Culture Act compliance; one-on-one safety consultations, review, and support; safety plans and employee training programs tailored to your operation.

 

Montana Beef Council          

In a state with more cattle thank people, we proudly promote the beef industry on behalf of ranchers who work hard providing care for their animals and produce high-quality beef. Our reach ranges from educating youth to health professionals to foodservice and the ranch with Beef Quality Assurance. #MontanaLovesBeef

 

Montana Department of Livestock  

The mission of the Montana Department of Livestock is to control and eradicate animal diseases, prevent the transmission of animal diseases to humans, and to protect the livestock industry from theft and predatory animals.

 

Montana DEQ

Access to clean water is essential to human health and to Montana’s economy. Montana DEQ supports and implements measures to conserve this valuable resource and ensure that clean lakes, streams, and rivers remain part of Montana’s natural heritage.

 

Montana Hereford Association        

The Montana Hereford Association was formed to help promote the raising and improvement of Hereford Cattle within the state of Montana.

 

Montana Invasive Species Council   

The Governor’s Office established the Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC) in 2015. The Council is a diverse group of scientists and resource managers charged with developing “a science-based, comprehensive program to identify, prevent, eliminate, reduce, and mitigate the impacts of invasive species in Montana.

 

Montana Massey/Ferguson Dealership

For 175 years, we’ve delivered farmer-first, straightforward and dependable machinery to farmers. The Triple Triangle, an iconic shape recognized across the industry and beyond, has embodied our brand since 1957.

 

Montana Red Angus Association      

We are here to promote the Red Angus breed in Montana for all of our members. We have an aggressive marketing program through print advertising, several bill boards across the state and signage in local sale barns.

 

Montana Simmental Association

The Montana Simmental Association and our members are dedicated to making significant genetic contributions to the beef industry. Leveraging the most advanced science and largest multi-breed genetic beef evaluation in the world brings value to MSA members’ and customers. Take advantage of hybrid vigor, choose Simmental.

 

Montana Stockgrowers Association

 

Montana Stockgrowers Foundation 

A 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, the Foundation was established to ensure the future of Montana’s cattle industry through producer and public education, and promotion of MSGA programs. The Foundation supports the next generation by offering educational programs, academic scholarships and providing leadership opportunities.

 

Mountain West Ag Services  

Mountain West Ag manufactures, retails and distributes competitively priced, high quality livestock nutritional products. We aim to specifically tailor our products to meet our producers’ exact needs, offering a solution-based focus on producer profitability. Located in Central MT, our distribution area includes MT, ND, WY and ID.

 

Multimin USA

Axiota® Animal Health brings together two innovative companies – Multimin® 90 and Lactipro® – to help prepare cattle to thrive during transition and stress. Multimin 90 is a one of kind trace mineral injection that supports health and reproduction. Lactipro is a patented rumen native probiotic that stabilizes rumen pH and promotes healthy rumen function.

 

Neogen

Beef production is a complex process. With effective solutions designed to fit your needs and support your operation’s productivity and growth, we offer unmatched support and services to help protect your herd, operation, and reputation from start to finish. We use our industry expertise to support the entire supply chain across our comprehensive genomics, animal care, and food safety solutions. We’re a global leader in the beef industry and partner with you in providing high-quality beef products to consumers across the globe.

 

New Generation Supplements & Payback   

New Generation Supplements-manufacturer of SmartLic tubs–are committed to developing supplements for livestock proven to help ranchers realize their animal’s potential and optimize efficiency. Payback is a brand of CHS, a farmer- and rancher-owned cooperative with deep roots in local communities. Our team has a vast depth of knowledge combined with years of infield experience. Our animal nutrition products are supported by local experts who provide a range of services to help your animals thrive.

 

North 40 Ag   

Since 2011, our main purpose at North 40 Ag is understanding your goals to ensure we an make the best recommendation to better your farm/ranch. We enjoy getting to know you and what makes your operation run smoothly. We hope to add insight that we have compiled from technical research and observation across the region to enhance your business, and therefore improve the lives of you and your family. All of this builds stronger communities and healthier soil over time.

 

Northern Ag Network

Founded in 1975 Northern Ag Network provides 17 daily programs covering ag news, markets and weather to over 60 radio affiliates in 4 states. In addition to radio Northern Ag Network produces 2 TV programs each day that can be seen on 9 TV stations around Montana. You can find more Northern Ag content at NorthernAg.Net and download the daily podcasts on any streaming platform.

 

NRCS  

NRCS supports Montana’s rural communities through voluntary, science based assistance to farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners to enhance the economic and ecological sustainability of their agricultural operations. The foundation of the agency is locally-led conservation. Participate in local working groups to help set program priorities in your area. www.mt.nrcs.usda.gov

 

Nutra-Lix        

We are an established, independently owned business that manufactures and markets premium products that are designed to maximize the utilization of the rancher’s homegrown forage. Specializing in performance driven feed supplements for beef and equine utilizing cutting edge university research and ranch testing. It’s at Home on Your Range!

 

Nutrien Ag Solutions 

Nutrien Ag Solutions is dedicated to grow the world from the ground up by being the leader in retail agriculture. Come visit with us and find out how we can help provide the best forage varieties, perennial mixes, cover crops, chemistries and other inputs to best achieve your goals.

 

Pinion

Pinion is a top 100 accounting firm and the nation’s leading food and agriculture consulting firm. Just as a pinion gear system drives motion, we deliver powerful strategies and thought leadership that drives your business and legacy forward. With roots dating back to 1932, the firm has expanded upon traditional accounting services to deliver increased value and growth for ag producers through comprehensive policy-to-plate strategies, and advisory in the areas of sustainability, farm programs, land and energy conservation, financial management, integrated office solutions, and succession planning.

 

Pipeline Ag Safety Alliance   

The Pipeline Ag Safety Alliance consists of a dedicated group of utility operators that have teamed up with the National Association of County Agricultural Agents to help deliver safety messages to farmers and ranchers around the nation.

 

Producer Partnership

The Producer Partnership was founded in Spring 2020 with the mission to end hunger in Montana. Our nonprofit organization partners with livestock producers across the  state by processing donated livestock into top quality burger and providing the burger to food banks to help those in need.

 

Purina Animal Nutrition

At the heart of everything we do is our love, respect, and appreciation of animals. Everything we do is devoted to researching and discovering what’s best for animals. Purina believes that life is enhanced by raising animals, and the way we nourish them makes all the difference.

 

Rancher Stewardship Alliance          

The Ranchers Stewardship Alliance (RSA) promotes understanding and respect for ranching and the critical role it plays in conservation. Started in 2003, ranching remains the foundation on which all actions are made. Working together, ranchers and conservationists can create effective, lasting solutions for prairie landscapes, ranching communities, and the wildlife that depend on them.

 

Simplot Western Stockmen’s

Simplot Western Stockmen’s is located throughout the PNW with distribution centers and outside sales reps. We manufacture our own line of livestock feed (Pride by Simplot) and nutritional supplements. We also sell animal health supplies, hardware, livestock equipment, fencing supplies and pet food. Everything you need to raise healthy livestock!

 

Sister Montana Jewelry

At Sister Montana Jewelry you can find genuine turquoise and sterling silver jewelry inspired by Native American Southwestern design

 

ST Genetics    

STgenetics®Beef is part of STgenetics® agricultural services promoting and supplying our beef cattle genetics. At STgenetics®Beef, we believe the best way to predict the future is to create it. We offer a full line-up of some of the best beef bulls in the business and our sales representatives are the always willing to help answer questions.

 

Stockman Bank         

Stockman Bank is celebrating 70 years of serving this great state. As Montana’s largest private family-owned and operated company, Stockman is deeply committed to community banking and believes this commitment brings maximum benefit to customers and communities served. Stop in and Discover the Stockman Difference today!

 

Tractor & Equipment Co.      

Since becoming an authorized Caterpillar® Dealer in 1929, Tractor & Equipment Co. (or “T&E”) has grown from its roots in Sidney, Montana, to a multi-store operation servicing central and eastern Montana, western North Dakota, and northern Wyoming.

 

True Board     

Every culinary enthusiast understands the necessity of a dependable cutting board. The True Board transcends dependability – it embodies innovation.

 

TW Enterprises          

Established in 1982 in Billings, MT, TW Enterprises is locally owned and specializes in generator systems and is an authorized dealer for Generac Power Systems. In addition to Generac generators, TWE engineered and developed the TWEgen®, which is designed to power remote well applications where utility power is not available.

 

USDA NASS    

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts hundreds of surveys annually and publishes reports containing the official estimates of virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. NASS is committed to providing timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.

 

USDA Risk Management Agency      

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA), created in 1996, serves America’s agricultural producers through effective, market-based risk management tools to strengthen the economic stability of agricultural producers and rural communities. RMA is committed to increasing the availability and effectiveness of Federal crop insurance as a risk management tool.

 

Western Ag Network

The Western Ag Network proudly delivers the latest Ag news and markets to 69 radio stations in Color.

 

Western Ag Reporter

Today, Western Ag Reporter is one of the largest-read, weekly agriculture newspapers in the industry. We predominately cover the 14 Northwestern states, but are read coast to coast, border to border, and even in a number of foreign countries. We tell it like it is through unbiased industry coverage, while also valuing our readers and their opinions. The Reporter strives to be “All the news a busy rancher has time to read.”

 

Western Ranch Supply          

Today Western Ranch Supply has many salesmen who travel Montana, Wyoming, and Western North Dakota. We carry a complete line of animal health vaccines, feed and supplements, livestock supplies, show supplies, horse supplies, tack, fencing supplies, chutes, gates, mixer feeders & livestock handling equipment. A complete catalog of supplies is sent out twice a year in the Spring and Fall and you can also shop our website.

 

Whitetail Properties  

Our Land Specialists offer the highest level of service through passion-driven expertise you’ll find anywhere in the land business. With extensive knowledge in land transactions, land values and serving clients, they are masters of their craft working every day for one mission: To provide you with an incredible experience by helping you sell your property quickly for the best price possible.

 

WSR Insurance          

We represent a wide variety of insurance company partners that help us deliver a full line of insurance products and services to our clients. Our knowledgeable staff of insurance professionals tailor these programs, giving you superior protection at a price that makes bottom-line sense. We offer the highest quality products and services to protect both your business operations and personal protection needs.

 

Y-TEX Corporation     

Y-Tex is a third generation family owned corporation based in Cody, WY. We manufacture the two piece All-American button Tag, the one piece Y-Tag, as well as RFID Tags. We also manufacture tags for swine and sheep. In addition to ID Tags, we have a full line of Insecticide Tags, as well as Brute Pour On,GardStar Insecticide spray and Python II Dust. We are proud to say that all of our products are manufactured right here in the USA!

 

Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch Foundation

Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch is a non-profit, fully accredited mental health organization providing services and special education to youth who have significant difficulties functioning at home or school. Located between Billings and Laurel, YBGR’s main campus is also a 410-acre working ranch where youth help care for the cattle and other livestock.

 

Zoetis 

Zoetis is the world’s largest animal health company with a presence in over 60 countries worldwide. Zoetis specializes in parasite control, anti-infectives, vaccines, genetics, and reproductive products for cattle, horses, pigs, and pets. Market leading products include Bovi-Shield, Inforce, Draxxin, Excede, Dectomax, ScourGuard, Valbazen, Synovex, One Shot, Spiroval, Now introducing VALCOR.

Booth Options

Prime Exhibitor Booth (8’x8’)
$750 per 8×8 space
+ Two All Inclusive Registration Passes
+ Exhibit booths are constructed of 8’ back drape with 3’ draped side rails and are equipped with one 6′ table and two chairs.

Choice Exhibitor Booth (8’x8’)
$550 per 8×8 space
+ One Thursday Pass
+ Exhibit booths are constructed of 8’ back drape with 3’ draped side rails and are equipped with one 6′ table and two chairs.

Select Exhibitor Booth (8’x8’)
$300 per 8×8 space
+ One Thursday Pass
+ Exhibit booths are constructed of 8’ back drape with 3’ draped side rails and are equipped with one 6′ table and two chairs.

Add Ons: Electricity can be ran to your booth for an additional $35/booth

MSGA will accept trade show registrations after the Sept 30 deadline and until all booths sell out. 

Rules & Guidelines

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY:

Notice of cancellation must be given to MSGA in writing. Cancellation by an exhibitor of any portion of exhibit space reserved results in the following: Prior to September 30, 2023 exhibitors will receive a 100% refund. September 30, 2023 or after; all money paid will be forfeited. No refunds will be made after this date.

BOOTH PREFERENCES

We do our best to accommodate everyone’s top preferences, but we cannot guarantee your preferences. Booths are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis with a priority given to $3,000+ sponsors.

Payment MUST accompany registration for preference consideration. Registration MUST be submitted by September 30 for preference consideration. Booth assignments will be announced after November 1, 2023.

EXIBIT BOOTH CONSTRUCTION

Exhibit booths are 8’ x 8’. All booths will include a 6’ table & 2 chairs. We are unable to accommodate booth set ups bigger than 8’ x 8’. Please confirm signage and booth set up will fit in the 8’ x 8’ space before the event.

Important Dates

Trade Show Dates
December 7 – 8, 2023

Show Hours
Thursday, December 7
11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Friday, December 8
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Move In
Wednesday, December 6
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
General Exhibitor move-in

Thursday, December 7
8:00 am – 11:00 am
General Exhibitor move-in

Move Out
Friday, December 8
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Important Dates to Remember
September 30, 2023, Booth space registration & payments due.

STOCKGROWERS COLLEGES

Ag Risk Advisors Stockgrowers College

Sponsored by AG RISK ADVISORS

Speaker: Tait Berlier and Aeric Reilly

In 2009 Tait Berlier was fortunate enough to meet Aaron Tattersall, who had already formed the beginnings of what was to become AgRisk Advisors. The vision Aaron shared with Tait was to provide comprehensive risk management services to the livestock sector. Since then, AgRisk Advisors has grown to include a dozen Advisors and as many staff to help fulfill our mission. AgRisk Advisors strives to honor God and enrich the lives of everyone they encounter while helping the American rancher and farmer manage risk.

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Aeric Reilly is a father first and an insurance agent second. He lives in Great Falls MT with his wife, Maren and three children, Quinn (9), Elliot (7), and Dayton (4) where he runs his agency, Reilly Insurance Agency.

Selling and servicing Farm and Ranch Property and Casualty insurance coupled with Crop Insurance. He partnered with Silveus Insurance in 2016 to have access to their Range Calc software and was able to forge a lasting relationship with Aaronn Tattersall and Tait Berlier, who now operate under the AgRisk Agency banner.

Aeric and his family still ranch south of Stanford, MT, where they run commercial Black Angus Cattle. Selling calves in the fall and selling Reilly Ranch Beef directly to consumers as well. With strong ties to the ag community, Aeric is dedicated to ensuring that the products he sells are a good fit for a producer and their ranch or farm.

SCHEDULE
Thursday, December 7, 2023
10:45-11:45 a.m.
Room: Double Tree, Conference Room 5, 3rd Floor

Hoping for the best, but planning for the worst

Sponsored by BLUE BIRD LAW AND DOWN HOME FINANCIAL

Speaker: Ariel Overstreet-Adkins and Ty McDonald

How you can take steps today to protect the ranch in the event of death, incapacity, or poor health.  We will discuss estate planning, how to avoid the financial consequences of short- and long-term health care events, and other options for risk management to keep your ranch in business.  Your family is counting on you!

SCHEDULE
Friday, December 8, 2022
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Room: Double Tree, Skybridge 2, 2nd Floor

Navigating Value-Added Programs in the Beef Industry

Sponsored by IMI GLOBAL

Kelsey Haughian-Aye, Regional Manager Customer Verification Specialist

Consumers today are said to be three times removed from production agriculture.  What does that mean for today’s cattle producers?  It means that we have to look at ways to communicate our story and our commitment to sustainable practices.  Overall, increasing transparency and authenticity.  How do we do that?  Third-party verification is the first step in giving consumers the confidence they need to feel good about both the beef they purchase and the ranchers they’re supporting.

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IMI Global, a division of Where Food Comes From, Inc., is the industry leader in third-party verification and value-added programs for the beef industry.  In their session, you’ll learn more about value-added programs such as Source, Age, Non-Hormone Treated Cattle (NHTC), Verified Natural Beef, CARE Certified and more.  Don’t miss the opportunity to add value to your operation while learning more about today’s consumer!

SCHEDULE
Thursday, December 7, 2023
10:15-11:15 a.m.
Room: Double Tree, Skybridge 1, 2nd Floor

Montana Department of Livestock Stockgrowers College

Sponsored by MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LIVESTOCK

Speaker: Tahnee Szymanski, DVM, State Veterinarian

The Department of Livestock will discuss the components of a large scale disease response, the impacts of an outbreak on trade and industry, and what will be needed to maintain or resume trade. Secure Beef Supply plans will be discussed as a tool producers can use to minimize risk and demonstrate freedom of disease as well as other potential benefits of participation.

SCHEDULE
Thursday, December 7, 2023
10:45-11:45 a.m.
Room: Double Tree, Skybridge 4, 2nd Floor

Risk Management Agency Stockgrowers College

Sponsored by RISK MANAGEMENT AGENCY

Speakers: Cody Lovercamp

The Risk Management Agency (RMA) has a variety of risk management tools available to assist producers mitigate risks associated with raising livestock.  Producers experience many challenges on their operations ranging from weather conditions to market prices.  Programs like the Livestock Risk Protection (LRP), Dairy Risk Protection (DRP) and Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) can help offset some of the risks producers face each year.  Please attend this informative session to learn about the specifics of these programs and how you can use them on your operation.

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Cody Lovercamp has been with the Risk Management Agency for 6 years.  Cody currently works in the Underwriting Standards Branch; working on the Rainfall Index and Livestock programs.  He earned a BA in Agriculture Business from the University of Central Missouri.  Prior to RMA, Cody grew up on a farm in west central Missouri raising corn, soybeans, beef, and swine on the family farm where he is still actively involved.

SCHEDULE
Thursday, December 7, 2023
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Room: Double Tree, Skybridge 2, 2nd Floor

Carbon Credits Stockgrowers College

Sponsored by MONTANA STOCKGROWERS FOUNDATION

SCHEDULE
Thursday, December 7, 2023
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Room: Double Tree, Skybridge 3, 2nd Floor

Interested in learning how carbon credits work for ranchers? This session will hit on the basics with everything you need to know about carbon creditscarbon offsets, and how ranchers are working with carbon credits.

Pigs, Snails and Tamarisk – Oh My

Sponsored by MONTANA INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL

Speakers: Tahnee Szymanski, DVM, State Veterinarian and Liz Lodman

Montana is under the threat of non-native species that could impact rangeland, crops and livestock. Understanding these threats and knowing what to look for can help mitigate damaging impacts. This session will discuss 4 invaders to watch for. Feral pigs are knocking on our door ready to bring destructive behavior that will damage pastures, destroy crops, and spread diseases.  Eastern heath snails, an invasive land snail, are found in only two locations in North America and one is in Montana! Tamarisk (salt cedar) grows along many of Montana rivers and reservoirs impacting floods, fire and water supplies. Zebra & quagga mussels, considered the worst aquatic invader, are just 70 miles from Montana’s border.

SCHEDULE
Friday, December 8, 2022
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Room: Double Tree, Skybridge 1, 2nd Floor

Where can you impact your herd? A look at all phases of production and the management steps you can influence to create success.

Sponsored by BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM

Speakers: Joe C. Gillespie, DVM MS

As we begin to rebuild the cow herd following several years of drought, we need to consider the influences that can affect success.  We can view the herd in 3 phases which are calf development, replacement, and mature herd maintenance.  I hope to address all 3 phases of production and how we can manage a cow calf operation.

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Joe C. Gillespie, DVM MS
Senior Professional Services Veterinarian, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc.

I want to introduce myself to you, my name is Joe Gillespie, I was born and raised in rural Poteet, Texas and after attending Texas A&M University where I received degrees in Animal Science (BS, 1990), Reproductive Physiology (MS, 1993) and Veterinary Medicine (DVM, 1995) I moved to McCook, Nebraska. My wife Julie and I have raised our family of 5 here in Nebraska.  I have a daughter Andersen (24), son Tucker (20) and son Reese (16). I enjoy spending time watching all my children compete in various event and as a family competing in Working Cow-horse competitions. Since coming to rural Nebraska, I have been involved in all areas of bovine practice.  First as a mixed animal veterinarian for 5 years in a group practice in McCook.  Then in 2000 I transitioned to an exclusive large animal practice working in both beef and dairy as the dairy industry began to move into western Nebraska and Kansas.  In 2012 with my growing interest to build better teams at some of my larger dairy clients, I joined a large dairy group in Northwest Kansas to operate as the Chief Operations Officer.  Supporting the business by developing a relationship with a large dairy company and building a milk processing plant on sight at one of the dairies.  As I have worked in all areas of bovine medicine and production, I have learned the value of teamwork and sacrifice.  I feel my experiences across multiple species and species groups have helped me better understand the goals of system thinking.  In December of 2018 I joined Boehringer Ingelheim as a Professional Services Veterinarian with a focus on Animal Health, Reproduction and Continuous Improvement to create Business Profitability.

SCHEDULE
Friday, December 8, 2023
10:15-11:15 a.m.
Room: Double Tree, Skybridge 3, 2nd Floor

Montana Red Angus Association Stockgrowers College

Sponsored by MONTANA RED ANGUS ASSOCIATION

Speakers: Abram Babcock

Located in Broken Bow, Nebraska, Adams Land & Cattle (ALCC) began in 1945 as a small dairy farm on 300 acres east of Broken Bow. Today, ALCC remains family-owned, but has grown into a multi-location operation with finishing lots in Nebraska and more than 80 backgrounding locations throughout the midwest. Recognized as one of the premier cattle feeding operations in the world, ALCC is a distinguished and innovative leader in agribusiness, providing consistent and quality beef while utilizing best practices to ensure food safety, animal welfare, and environmental stewardship.

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Abram Babcock – Bio

Abram Babcock, PhD is President of Adams Land & Cattle. Abram grew up on a farm in northeast Colorado and attended Colorado State University majoring in Agricultural Business and Animal Science. He then went on to study at Kansas State University and received a M.S in Agricultural Economics. Following graduation, Abram moved to Chicago and worked for Aon Re. doing risk analysis on crop insurance portfolios. After a short stint in Chicago, Abram returned to Kansas State and received his PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology where he utilized historical feedlot data to quantify the economic impacts of Bovine Respiratory Disease.

Abram joined the Research and Development team at Adams Land & Cattle in the summer of 2010. He spent his first three years at Adams focused on R&D strategy and execution. Abram was promoted to Vice President in the fall of 2013 and became President in November 2017.

Today, Abram serves on the advisory board for the University of Nebraska’s Center for Agricultural Profitability (“CAP”) and the Beef Innovation Hub, the Research and Development Board of MS Biotec, and is on the board of Aksarben’s Full Value Ag Initiative, which focuses on livestock and crop sustainability for the entire state.

Abram and his wife, Elizabeth, who is also employed at Adams, reside in Broken Bow with their three children Regan, Miles and Barrett.

SCHEDULE
Friday, December 8, 2023
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Room: Double Tree, Skybridge 4, 2nd Floor

AUCTIONS, DRAWINGS, AND RAFFLES

Massey Ferguson Raffle

Thanks to the folks at Montana Massey Ferguson Dealerships, attendees will have the chance to win the use of a MF7S.155 Tractor with a Loader for 200 Hours or 4 Months by buying a raffle ticket at the Annual Convention & Trade Show!

The raffle will be held at the Grand Finale Banquet on Friday, December 8. Tickets are 1 for $20 or 6 for $100. Get in contact with a MSGA Board Member or go to the registration desk at convention to purchase!

Nutra-Lix Saddle Drawing

Enter to ride away on a brand-new saddle! This handcrafted saddle is generously sponsored by our friends at Nutra-Lix. One lucky MSGA member will win the saddle at the Northern Ag Network Lunch on Thursday, December 7.

Tickets will be available on-site at the registration desk. Must be present to win!

Nutra-Lix Supplement Drawing

Nutra-Lix is giving away one ton of liquid supplement during MSGA’s Annual Convention & Trade Show to one lucky attendee! The drawing will be held at the Grand Finale Banquet on Friday, December 8. Must be present to win!

WRS Certificate Drawing

Our friends at Western Ranch Supply are supporting Montana’s ranch community by giving away a $500 gift certificate. The drawing will be held at the Grand Finale Banquet on Friday, December 8. Must be present to win!

Agri-Best Feeds Drawing

Win one ton of SweetPro Feed AND one pallet of Redmond Natural Trace Mineral sponsored by Agri-Best Feeds! All current MSGA rancher, feeder/ stocker and young s tockgrower members have a change to win.

The drawing will be held during the Grand Finale Banquet on Friday, December 8. Must be present to win! Tickets can be found at the registration desk.

Priority Page Auction

The Montana Seedstock and Commercial Cattle Directory, published each August by the Montana Stockgrowers Association, is your resource for Montana cattle. This premier directory is mailed to MSGA members, livestock markets, feeders, and cattle buyers across the U.S. It is also distributed at the numerous national and statewide trade shows, seedstock sales, and other national and state agricultural events. The Montana Stockgrowers Association Seedstock Committee is excited to continue the buyer incentive program. This year, one buyer’s name will be drawn and will receive a 5% incentive rebate of the total pool of sales for the evening. The drawing and cash award will be presented at the MidYear Meeting. Any priority page selling for $1,500 will be allotted 3 entries. Priority pages selling for increments of $500 above the $1,500 base will be given one additional entry. Auction will be hosted on Friday, December 8 at the Grand Finale Banquet.

Producer Partnership Hay Auction

The Producer Partnership has generously donated 27 tons of hay to be put up for auction to benefit the Montana Stockgrowers Association. High quality, never been rained on, alfalfa grass hay. Hay will be delivered to the auction winner. Auction will be hosted on Friday, December 8 at the Grand Finale Banquet.

Dot and Sassy Print Auction

In May of 2021, MSGA 1st Vice President, Lesley Robinson and her husband, Jim, discovered a miraculous set of set of twin colts. While getting the colts out of the weather, the mare suddenly passed, and all of the sudden they not only had twin colts, but orphan twin colts. They were told that it was a 1/10,000 chance of both of them surviving. With the help of their community, by Sunday things fell into place and they had two nurse mares on the ranch ready to adopt the twins. Because of their twin blessing, the couple commissioned a painting of the colts by Kalispell western artist, Tom Saubert (www.tomsaubert.com). The Robinsons’ have generously donated two prints to be auctioned off at Annual Convention.

Auction will be hosted on Friday, December 8 at the Grand Finale Banquet. Auction proceeds will benefit the MSGA Advocacy and BLM Appeal fund. More info at www.protectopenspaces.com.

 

Cancrete Waterer Auction

Cancrete has donated a C250 Waterer to benefit the Montana Stockgrowers Foundation and their mission of investing in Montana’s ranching community through leadership, education, and conservation. Auction will be hosted on Friday, December 8 at the Grand Finale Banquet. All proceeds benefit the Montana Stockgrowers Foundation.

EVENT INTERNSHIPS

The MSGA Annual Convention Internship Program was created to provide students with a hands-on experience of the various facets of association event planning and execution, policy development, social media engagement and coverage.

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Cheyenne Leach

Policy Intern
Oklahoma State University

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Raised in the rural town of Pawnee, Oklahoma on a small hobby farm. My family ran a small swine production throughout my youth. I was heavily involved in my local FFA chapter, holding a chapter office and many leadership positions throughout my high school career . I am now a senior at Oklahoma State University, majoring in Agricultural Communications. After graduation, I plan to pursue a career in legislation or agricultural focused policy.

Cadence Lommori

Communications & Media Relations Intern
Montana State University

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Cadence Lommori is an Agriculture Communications Junior with an Agriculture Business minor at Montana State University – Bozeman. Some quick facts about me: I enjoy photography, livestock, reading, concerts, and constantly being a tourist. My agriculture background stems from 4-H starting at age 5. From that point on it blossomed into livestock showing, FFA, Dairy Princess, Jr. Livestock Boards, many leadership roles, and so on. On campus, I’m currently involved in the College of Agriculture Ambassadors program and Sigma Alpha, a professional agricultural sorority. I have held several leadership positions throughout the last two years including Sigma Alpha Public Relations Chair, Sigma Alpha Recruitment Director, and Collegiate Stockgrowers Secretary. I have successfully achieved 2nd place nationally for the finest Sigma Alpha social media operations, my National FFA degree, and assisted with the winning campaign for the College of Agriculture Senator. My future goals and aspirations include being proficient in all areas of Agriculture Communications so that I have the expertise and experience to expand horizons and bridge gaps. I’m looking to continue expanding my knowledge through this internship with my willingness to learn and grow with your team. Lastly, a fun fact about me: I am a part of an adult ballet class and I performed on stage with my class in May!

Jana Owen

Communications & Media Relations Intern
University of Tennessee

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My journey in agriculture began at a young age as I raised and exhibited livestock at local county fairs and state shows. As I got older, I developed a genuine passion for this industry and knew I wanted to pursue a career in agriculture. As a fourth-generation farmer and an alumna of both 4-H and FFA, I understand the importance of protecting and leading the future of agriculture.

At the University of Tennessee, I have diversified my knowledge in agriculture through three different positions. As a freshman, I started working in the UTIA Genomics Lab, gaining experience in animal science research projects. Later that year, I took on a second position with the Tennessee 4-H Foundation. I am responsible for organizing donor gifts and correspondence items, representing Tennessee 4-H at agricultural events, writing biographies on 4-Hers, and creating graphic designs for 4-H social media.

This past summer, I interned with the American Shorthorn Association, where I worked mainly with registration activities for Junior Nationals. I sent show confirmation emails, created shows and classes, organized the check-in process, took pictures at contests, recorded class results, and wrote the show report for Shorthorn Country. In these roles, I have developed a self-motivated attitude, as well as skills in communication and accountability. After graduation, I plan to pursue a Master of Science in Agricultural Communications to further develop my abilities and to effectively share this industry’s stories with both producer and consumer audiences.

Asha Malcolm

General Production Intern
Montana State University

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My name is Asha Malcolm, and I am currently finishing my senior year at Montana State University majoring in Animal Science. My family has been ranching in the Livingston area for five generations and I am proudly carrying on that tradition with my own cattle herd. I am passionate about agriculture and preserving it for future generations to enjoy. I would love to learn more about the legislative process because it is a huge part of preserving the ranching traditions. Currently, I split time between school and the family ranch, and I enjoy the various challenges it brings and the skills I get to learn while there, such as time management, all aspects of production, and lots of teamwork. When not working with my family, I enjoy performing various chemistry experiments, volunteering at my church, and taking naps. One of my favorite things is getting to travel around with my parents to different ranches around Montana and meeting many new people and the many unique cattle programs that Montana has to offer.

Internship Program Sponsored by

  Montana Stockgrowers Foundation

LODGING INFORMATION

Hotel rooming blocks have been created at the Double Tree by Hilton and the Northern Hotel.

Reservations must be made by November 21, 2023 at the Northern Hotel and November 16th at the DoubleTree Hotel in order to guarantee room availability and price.

Please reference Montana Stockgrowers Association’s Annual Convention when making reservations at the Northern Hotel and MSG when booking at the DoubleTree Hotel.

Double Tree by Hilton: (406) 252-7400 | Northern Hotel: (406) 867-6767

SPONSORS

This event would not be possible without the support from our sponsors! Become a 2023 sponsor by contacting Joey Berndt at (406) 442-3420 or [email protected].