REGISTRATION

Online early bird registration is now closed, please register on-site at Annual Convention

All Inclusive Pass – Member vs. Non Member Pricing
Includes all Annual Convention events happening Nov 15 – 17

  • 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. 

Wednesday Pass $125
Includes all events on Wednesday, Nov 17 (access to the Trade Show, General Session II, Stockgrower Colleges, Presidents Lunch, Committee Meetings, and the Grande Finale Banquet)

Tuesday Pass $100 
Includes all events on Tuesday, Nov 16 (access to the Trade Show, Opening General Session, Stockgrower Colleges, Northern Ag Network Best of Beef Lunch, Committee Meetings, and the Trade Show Dinner)

Monday Pass $50
Includes all events on Monday, Nov 15

EVENT AGENDA

Monday, Nov 15

MPLC Annual Meeting
Northern Hotel, South Ballroom | 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Farm to Table: Meat Symposium
DoubleTree Hotel, Room TBD | 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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

Young Stockgrowers Kick Off Social Hosted by Hall & Hall
Northern Hotel, TEN| 5:00 – 6:30 pm

View the full Monday schedule (click here)

Montana Stockgrowers Foundation Trustee Meeting
Northern Hotel, Hart Albin | 8:00 – 10:00 am

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

Grass Conservation Commission Meeting
Northern Hotel, South Ballroom | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

MPLC Annual Meeting
Northern Hotel, South Ballroom | 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Farm to Table: Meat Symposium
DoubleTree Hotel, Room TBD | 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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

Young Stockgrowers Meeting
Northern Hotel, Hart Albin East | 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Young Stockgrowers Kick Off Social Hosted by Hall & Hall
Northern Hotel, TEN| 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov 16

Opening General Session
Northern Hotel, Grand Ballroom | 8:00 – 10:30 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

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

View the full Tuesday schedule (click here)

Registration Opens
DoubleTree Hotel, 3rd Floor Lobby | 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Opening General Session
Northern Hotel, Grand Ballroom | 8:00 – 10:30 am

Stockgrower Colleges – Silveus Insurance
DoubleTree Hotel, Conference Room 5| 10:15  – 11:15 am

Stockgrower Colleges – Bayer
DoubleTree Hotel, Skybridge 3 | 10:15  – 11:15 am

Stockgrower Colleges – CEMIST & MISC
DoubleTree Hotel, Skybridge 2 | 10:30  – 11:30 am

Stockgrower Colleges – Ranchers Insurance
DoubleTree Hotel, Skybridge 1 | 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| 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Land use & Environment 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

Wednesday, Nov 17

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

General Session II 
Northern Hotel, Grand Ballroom| 1:30 – 2:30 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 Wednesday schedule (click here)

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

Beef Production & Marketing Committee Meeting
DoubleTree Hotel, Skyview 1&2 | 7:30  – 10:00 am

Opening General Session
Northern Hotel, Grand Ballroom | 8:30 – 10:00 am

Stockgrower Colleges – Silveus Insurance
DoubleTree Hotel, Conference Room 5| 10:15  – 11:15 am

Stockgrower Colleges – Bayer
DoubleTree Hotel, Skybridge 3 | 10:15  – 11:15 am

Stockgrower Colleges – CEMIST & MISC
DoubleTree Hotel, Skybridge 2 | 10:15  – 11:15 am

Stockgrower Colleges – Ranchers Insurance
DoubleTree Hotel, Skybridge 1 | 10:15  – 11:15 am

Stockgrower Colleges – Boehringer Ingelheim
DoubleTree Hotel, Skybridge 4 | 10:15  – 11:15 am

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

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

General Session II 
Northern Hotel, Grand Ballroom| 1:30 – 2:30 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, Enterprise| 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)

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Opening General Session

Sponsored by WIPFLI

Hear from MSGA Leadership, the Montana CattleWomen, and the candidates running in the 2022 Board of Directors Election!

Northern Ag Network Best of Beef Luncheon

Sponsored by NORTHWEST FARM CREDIT SERVICES

Listen to a live radio broadcast from the Northern Ag Network crew. We’ll also share the winners of the 2021 Cattle Drive along with drawing for the winner of the NutraLix Saddle Drawing.

Trade Show Celebration Dinner

Sponsored by GALLAGHER ANIMAL MANAGEMENT AND TRACTOR & EQUIPMENT CO.

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

Sponsored by MONTANA LIVESTOCK AG CREDIT, INC

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.

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

Sponsored by STOCKMAN BANK

Good times are had at the Grand Finale Dinner! We’ll auction off MSGA’s Priority Pages for MSGA’s 2022 Seedstock & Cattle Directory as well as the Frontline Solutions gator. Then we’ll draw for the winners of the Massey Ferguson and Agribest Feeds raffles.

COMMITTEE & MEETING AGENDAS

BEEF PRODUCTION AND MARKETING COMMITTEE AGENDA
2021 MSGA ANNUAL CONVENTION
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
DoubleTree Hotel – Skyview 1 & 2
Billings, MT
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

7:30 a.m. Welcome and Call to OrderBryan Ratzburg, MSGA Director

  Review and Approval of Minutes

7:35 a.m. Department of Livestock UpdateMike Honeycutt, Executive Officer

8:00 a.m. Cattle Health, Brand & Theft CommitteeJake Feddes, Chair

  • Brand Re-record Update – Ethan Wilfore, Brands Division Administrator
  • Animal Health Update – Tahnee Szymanski, MT Assistant State Veterinarian
  • Resolutions

8:45 a.m. Marketing CommitteeKirk Donsbach, Chair

  • Beef Marketing & Promotion Update – Christy Clark, Acting Director MDA
  • Cattle Marketing Update – Jerry Bohn, NCBA & John Grande, MSGA
  • Resolutions

9:40 p.m. Seedstock Committee – John Patterson, Chair

  • Cattle Directory Update
  • Resolutions

9:45 a.m. Cattle Feeder CommitteeAndy Kellom, Chair

  • Resolutions

9:50 a.m. Other BusinessBryan Ratzburg, MSGA Director

10:00 a.m.      Adjourn

Sponsored by

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LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE AGENDA
2021 MSGA ANNUAL CONVENTION
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
DoubleTree Hotel – Skyview 1 & 2
Billings, MT
2:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

2:30 p.m. Welcome and Call to OrderJustin Iverson, MSGA Director

  Review and Approval of Minutes

2:35 p.m. Dept. of Natural Resources & ConservationAmanda Kaster, Director

3:00 p.m. Water Committee –  Susan Lake, Committee Member

  • DNRC Water Update – Anna Pakenham Stevenson, Water Resources Administrator
  • Water Issues Update – Krista Lee Evans, Sr. Water Rights Coalition
  • Resolutions

3:40 p.m. Endangered Species CommitteeTrina Jo Bradley, Chair

  • SB 98 & 337 and Bear Relocation Overview – Quentin Kujala, FWP Chief of Staff
  • Resolutions

4:10 p.m. Landowner/Recreation and Wildlife CommitteeWyatt Donald, Chair

  • Montana FWP Update – Quentin Kujala, Chief of Staff 
  • Resolutions

4:40 p.m. Land Use CommitteeTom Sparks, Chair

  • BLM Land Acquisition Process – Floyd Thompson, Rangeland Mgmt Spec.
  • Resolutions

5:05 p.m. Other BusinessJustin Iverson, MSGA Director

5:10 p.m.      Adjourn

Sponsored By

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TAX, FINANCE AND AG POLICY COMMITTEE AGENDA
2021 MSGA ANNUAL CONVENTION
Monday, November 15, 2021
DoubleTree Hotel – Skyview 1 & 2
Billings, MT
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. Welcome and Call to Order – Todd Olsen, MSGA Director

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Recognition of Committee Sponsor – Northwest Farm Credit Services 
  • Review and Approval of the Agenda
  • Review and Approval of the Minutes

2:20 pm National Update on Carbon Credits and Tax Proposals – Eric Moore, Chair

  • Danielle Beck, Senior Executive Director, Government Affairs, NCBA (Zoom)

2:50 pm A Ranch Perspective on Carbon Credits

  • Bill Milton – Roundup, MT
  • Roger Inderland – Big Timber, MT
  • Chris Mehus, Western Sustainability Exchange (Zoom, Invited)

3:30 pm Tax Update

  • Jamie Hovey, Wipfli CPAs & Consultants LLC 

4:00 pm MSGA Foundation – Options for Tax Planning

  • Della Ehlke, Chair

4:15 pm MSGA New and Expiring Policy  – Eric Moore, Chair

4:45 pm Other Business

5:00 pm Adjourn

Sponsored by

MONTANA PUBLIC LANDS COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING
Monday, November 15, 2021
Northern Hotel – North Ballroom
Billings, MT
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. Welcome and Call to OrderVicki Olson, MPLC Chair

1:05 p.m. Review and Approval of MinutesVicki Olson, MPLC Chair

1:10 p.m. Montana Public Lands Council UpdateRaylee Honeycutt, Exec. Staff

1:25 p.m. National Public Lands Council UpdateKaitlynn Glover, Exec. Director

2:00 p.m. Bureau of Land Management UpdateFloyd Thompson, Rangeland Mgmt Spec.

2:20 p.m. State Trust Lands UpdateKelly Motichka, Ag & Grazing Bureau Chief

2:35 p.m. Fish and Wildlife Commission UpdateLesley Robinson, Chair

2:45 p.m. Rangeland Resource Committee UpdateStacey Barta, State Coordinator

2:50 p.m. ElectionVicki Olson, MPLC Chair

  • Nominating Committee Report

2:55 p.m. Other BusinessVicki Olson, MPLC Chair

3:00 p.m. AdjournVicki Olson, MPLC Chair

The regular meeting of the Montana Grass Conservation Commission will be held on:

  • Monday, November 15, 2021
  • 10:30 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Northern Hotel, South Ballroom

Agenda Items will include:

  • LU Lands Discussion, Van Elsbernd
  • Review draft By-Law from North Blaine Coop State Grazing District
  • Review of the current MOU – Montana Grass Conservation Commission/ Bureau of Land Management.
  • Montana Grass Conservation Commission openings. Richard Stuker & Greg Oxarart.
  • Public Input or any other business that comes before the board.

FARM TO TABLE: MEAT SYMPOSIUM
2021 MSGA ANNUAL CONVENTION
Monday, November 15, 2021
DoubleTree Hotel – Conference Room 5
Billings, MT
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. WelcomeLon Reukauf, MSGA Director

1:05 p.m. Department of LivestockMike Honeycutt, Executive Officer & Marty Zaluski, MT State Veterinarian

Under the Montana Department of Livestock, Montana’s Meat and Poultry Inspection Bureau’s mission is to ensure that meat and poultry slaughtered, processed and/or stored within Montana meet all state and federal requirements for wholesome and unadulterated products for the consumer’s safety. This is accomplished through on-site inspection of establishment facilities, slaughter operations, processing of products, laboratory testing, licensing and product labeling.

During this session, the Department will walk participants through how to best determine the right path for inspection to meet each producer’s desired marketing strategy. Attendees will leave with an understanding of basic rules and regulations for meat processing and with what steps are needed to advance your business.

1:45 p.m. Made in Montana Program OverviewSusan Joy, Program Manager 

Hear from the Department of Commerce’s Made in Montana program and learn about their work in assisting Montana businesses in developing and marketing their products both in and out of the state. The program, which also includes Grown in Montana and Native American Made in Montana, helps build recognition for products that are “authentically Montana.”

This program is a voluntary, free program for producers to apply for the use of the programs Made in Montana, Grown in Montana, and Native American Made.

2:00 p.m. Producer PanelJustin Iverson, MSGA Director

Learn from four Montana producers currently marketing beef to consumers. From retail store-fronts to delivery to farmers’ markets, there are a variety of ways to approach marketing your beef.

  • Crazy Peak Beef Betsy Indreland, Owner
    • Indreland Angus originated in 1977. That makes forty-four years in the registered Angus business. Indreland Ranch is holistically managed and operated to produce healthy nutrition and environment for people, livestock and wildlife. This is accomplished by resilience to economic and environmental factors and by providing opportunities and profit to all involved. It is managed and operated by a team of motivated, goal oriented and open-minded individuals that work together in a respectful manner.
  • Feddes Family Meats Jake Feddes, Owner
    • Feddes Family Meats believes quality meat begins in the pastures where it’s born. The family started operating in Manhattan in 1925 selling local meat. Today, they are the only true pasture to plate provider that also owns the processing plant. No big corporations, just a local ranching family overseeing the entire process. One core belief is environmental sustainability. They are constantly working to produce the best product they can for the consumer while making sure the land remains healthy for future generations. Clean air, clean water and healthy grass produces meat we can all be proud to call “Montana Beef”.
  • Lucky Cross Beef Jim Butcher, Owner
    • Lucky Cross Beef is two families, working together to feed Montana, the Butcher and McCafferty families. Lucky Cross started when the Butcher family started tracking genetics for eating quality and health. Today they have the tools to show and educate consumers where their beef comes from, and how it reaches their tables. Lucky Cross wants to break down walls and simplify the process. We do this by cutting out the large corporations, and ensuring that you know exactly where your beef comes from. This gives us the ability to deliver you a safer, and higher quality product, for a better value.
  • Montana RancHERS Beef Co. Mariah Shammel, Co-founder 
    • Montana RancHers Beef Co. is a joint-venture between three Montana ranchers from Central Montana. People always ask how they joined forces and decided to embark on this beef-selling venture together and honestly, they’re not really sure. They just all ended up in the same place at the same time and somehow figured out we have a shared love of cows and food. Couple this with their passion for helping people better understand where their food comes from and voila! Montana RancHERS Beef Co. was calved. In offering their own beef to everyone, regardless of where you live or what you do, will know exactly where your beef is from and best of all, feel good about what you’re eating. Locally raised, processed and loved.

2:45 p.m. Open Discussion – Question & Answer Lon Reukauf, MSGA Director

3:00 p.m. Adjourn

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Allflex

AgRisk Advisors

Animal Health International

ABS Global

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.

Bank of the Rockies
Bank of the Rockies has been assisting ranchers and farmers since 1883.  We firmly believe that agriculture is the lifeblood of the country.  We have the experience, know how, products and excellent lending staff to assist with accomplishing your operation’s goals.   Chat with our experienced staff today!

Bayer Environmental Sciences

Boehringer Ingelheim
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health makes medicines for pets, horses and livestock. Dedicated to the well-being of animals and people, the company believes that the lives of animals and humans are connected in deep and complex ways, and that when animals are healthy, humans are healthier, too.

D&S Designs

First interstate Bank

Gallagher Animal Management
In the early 1930s, Bill Gallagher invented the electric fence. That bit of energized innovation has become the core of who we are today. Generation after generation since then, our customers have been our true motivation. You spark us to deliver what’s next  — high-quality, technology-driven, cloud-based energizers and weigh scales with the intention of making life on the farm easier, more productive, and more profitable. But we know easy doesn’t come easy, that’s why we are always ready to provide you with on-site support. Because at Gallagher, we’re ready to inspire you — again and again.

Hall & Hall

Hayden Outdoors, LLC
Hayden Outdoors Real Estate is a family-owned and operated real estate brokerage that opened its doors in 1976, and is based in Windsor, Colorado. With over 160+ brokers and agents across 23 states and growing, Hayden Outdoors specializes in ranches, farms, rural land and recreational properties.

High Country Ag Marketing

Hubbard Feeds
Hubbard Feeds has a long history of providing research-based nutrition products and innovative support services. We are committed to improving the value and quality of feedstuffs and providing a nutritional platform for animals to achieve their inherent genetic potential. Our goal is help our customers improve their profitability, increase their competitive advantage, reduce their risk and simplify their lives.

Lipatech Inc

Mishima Reserve American Wagyu Beef
Mishima Reserve is a Wagyu branded beef company that partners with cow calf operations to produce F1 wagyu cross feeder calves. MRWB procures the calf at premium, retains ownership in the feed yard, and markets the beef product to consumers. MRWB is in search of additional partners in production.

Missouri River Realty

Montana Livestock Ag Credit, Inc.

Montana Red Angus Association

Multimin

Neogen
Neogen Genomics is the World leader in the Agri genomic space. We offer a wide range of testing for Registered and Commercial cattle. From Genetically enhanced EPDs for registered stock to testing commercial heifers for replacements to finding the most efficient steers in a feedlot. We have you covered.

NCBA

North 40 Ag
North 40 Ag specialize in cover crop and perennial seed, agronomy consulting and Pioneer products. We understand farmers because we are farmers. We listen to your goals and work with you to come up with the best possible solution.

Northern Ag Network

Northern Pulse Growers Association

Northwest Farm Credit Services
Northwest Farm Credit Services is a financial co-operative that supports agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. Serving farmers, ranchers and rural homeowners, no other lender is more committed to agriculture.

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

Producer Partnership
The Producer Partnership was founded in Spring 2020 with the mission to end hunger in Montana. Our non-profit organization partners with livestock producers across the state by processing donated livestock and giving back to food banks to help those in need. Local producers, local meat processors, and local food centers working in partnership to provide Montana beef to those individuals and families with food insecurity…this is the spirit of Montana neighbors helping one another in times of trouble.

Purina Animal Nutrition

Ranchers Insurance
Ranchers Insurance, LLC specializes in Livestock Gross Margin, Livestock Risk Protection, Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Insurance. We help our clients accelerate growth and expand their marketing edge. Connect with us for product insight and personalized consultation.

RanchHacks
RanchHacks: Assisting livestock producers utilize technology: drones, multi-spectral imaging, on ranch communications, network technologies and more. (406) 356-6327

Silveus Insurance

ST Genetics

Stockman Bank
Stockman Bank is Montana’s largest, family-owned, community bank, with 36 full-service locations across the state. Founded in 1953, Stockman is uniquely focused on Montana, with comprehensive banking products and services, along with state-of-the-art online and mobile banking, wealth management and insurance services. To learn more, visit www.stockmanbank.com.

Tractor & Equipment Co.
Tractor & Equipment Co. has been your Caterpillar Dealer since 1929 with Sales, Parts, Service and Rental across Montana, Western North Dakota and Northern Wyoming.

Tri-State Livestock News

Ward Laboratories
Ward Laboratories, Inc. is a full-service agricultural testing laboratory analyzing soil, feed, forage, water, manure, and fertilizer samples.  We provide information for critical production decisions.  Trained, educated personnel ensures accurate, precise test results.  Our goal to serve farmers and ranchers is accomplished through professional consultation before, during, and after testing.

Whitetail Properties
We are Whitetail Properties and we are not your average real estate company. Our company was created for the sole purpose of bringing together buyers and sellers of hunting, ranch, farm and timber land. We call our agents “land specialists.” Our team covers more than 38 states and counting. When you are ready to buy or sell land, we are here for you.

WIPFLI
With more than 2,900 associates and 84,000 clients, Wipfli ranks among the top 20 accounting and consulting firms in the nation. With deep insight into your challenges, we understand what tools and solutions help you make smart business decisions; tax, business transition planning, cybersecurity and much more. Learn more at wipfli.com.

Western Ag Reporter

Western Ranch Supply

Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch Foundation

American Angus Association

Ever.ag
Ever.ag is a full service risk management firm offering cattle market risk management through Livestock Risk Protection Insurance, Commodity Futures Brokerage, and Pasture Range & Forage Insurance. Combined with our strong technology team, ever.ag strives to get you the information you need to make better decisions on your ranch.

Chase Brothers LLC
Chase Brothers specializes in agricultural properties in Montana and Wyoming. We actively promote your property to as wide a market as possible and that includes soliciting other brokers who might have potential buyers. Our friendly connections with other brokers makes good business sense and better results for you the Seller.

GENEX

MT Ag in the Classroom
The Montana Ag in the Classroom Foundation (MAITCF) was established in 2019 as a public/ private partnership to rejuvenate the vital statewide education program for the agriculture industry and students across Montana. The foundation is committed to building relationships with agricultural producers and organizations to continuously develop and provide consistent Montana specific, relevant, and accurate agriculture materials to educators, volunteers, and organizations.

Montana Beef Council

Montana FFA Foundation
Montana FFA is the largest school-based youth development organization in the state with 100 local programs and over 5,300 members in grades 7-12. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

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

Sleeping Giant Genetics

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STOCKGROWERS COLLEGES

Changing the Annual Grass Management Paradigm: Setting your Crosshairs on Long-term Success

Sponsored by BAYER

Speaker: Shannon Clark

Invasive winter annual grasses are changing rangeland ecosystems in the western United States to a cycle that favors their spread at the expense of desirable vegetation.

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This presentation will discuss the collaborative research and operational use of a new tool, Rejuvra, for long-term invasive annual grass control.  This tool has shown to increase restoration success by providing multi-year control, necessary to deplete the invasive grass soil seed bank.  This presentation will also cover the benefits of long-term annual grass control including native species release, wildlife and pollinator habitat restoration, enhanced livestock production, and utility in combatting fine-fuels associated with wildfire.

Session I: Rainfall and PRF
Session II: Managing Price Risk with LRP

Sponsored by SILVEUS INSURANCE

Speaker: Jared Clark, Silveus Insurance Group

I was born in Lubbock, Texas, and raised mostly in San Antonio. I spent time in Dumas as often as I could with my cousins, Brent and Gordon Clark, and they would put me to work on the farm.

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I went to Texas Tech University to get a degree in Agriculture and Applied Economics. While in college, I worked for many area farmers and ranchers and with the Texas Tech Rodeo Team. Through these different jobs, I was able to gain experience and knowledge in farm and ranch management. As soon as I graduated from college in 2008, I began farming with Brent, and I did that for four years. This position helped me gain knowledge in day-to-day farm operations and management, as well as the importance of utilizing marketing and insurance. In 2009, my wife and I started a cow/calf operation that we still run today.

During the winter of 2011, I became an agent with Silveus Insurance Group. In 2013, I joined the Silveus Financial team, and in 2018, I became the CEO. Today, I work with agriculture producers in 15 states, helping them manage their risk so they can spend time caring for their livestock and farms rather than worrying about their business operations.

The Business of Ranching

Sponsored by BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM

Speaker: Jeff Geider

This presentation will will encompass areas of production and how to bridge the gap between the younger generation and the traditional foundations.

After graduating from TCU, Jeff Geider became assistant manager of a diversified cow-calf, stocker, and sheep operation in Southwest Texas.

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Later he pursued his interest in marketing and price discovery as a market analyst for Cattle-Fax in Denver, Colorado. From there he accepted a position with a large Wall Street investment firm as a financial consultant specializing in institutional marketing and risk management. He moved back to Fort Worth where he joined Texas Livestock Marketing Association and later became a partner in an independent introducing brokerage company. Mr. Geider remains involved in a family cow-calf and stocker operation in North Central Texas and occasionally feeds cattle in the Texas panhandle. He joined the Ranch Management Staff in 1999.

Stockgrowers College

Sponsored by MONTANA RED ANGUS ASSOCIATION

Join Montana Red Angus Association for their Stockgrowers College presentation.

Beef Industry Outlook & Risk Management

Sponsored by RANCHERS INSURANCE

Speakers: Kirk Donsbach and John Payne

In today’s complex global beef industry, the risks are increasing, but so are the opportunities to predict, mitigate, and capitalize on them. Ranchers Insurance, LLC is pleased to sponsor this beef industry outlook and risk management session presented by Kirk Donsbach and John Payne of StoneX Financial Inc. Daniels Trading Division.

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Leading market strategists Kirk Donsbach and John Payne will provide deep insights into today’s cattle and grain market complex and offer real-world considerations for mitigating your ranch’s financial risk.

LODGING INFORMATION

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

Reservations must be made by November 1, 2021 in order to guarantee room availability and price.

Please reference Montana Stockgrowers Association’s Annual Convention when making reservations.

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

SPONSORS

Thank you to our 2021 Annual Convention & Trade Show Sponsors & Supporters!

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