The MidYear Meeting is one of two meetings that is held to set association policy that guides the Association through the year.

While the main focus of the meeting is for the setting of interim policy we also use the meeting as a networking opportunity for the MSGA membership. Ranchers and allied industry professionals gather together from across the state of Montana for two days filled with meetings, entertainment, education, and fun!


The MidYear Meeting is one of two meetings that is held to set association policy that guides the Association through the year.

While the main focus of the meeting is for the setting of interim policy we also use the meeting as a networking opportunity for the MSGA membership. Ranchers and allied industry professionals gather together from across the state of Montana for two days filled with meetings, entertainment, education, and fun!

Registration Types

ALL INCLUSIVE PASS | $125 Members | $175 Non-Members*

  • (Includes Opening General Session, Committee meetings, Coffee Talks, Closing General Session, Breakfast, and Dinner)

MEETING REGISTRATION | $75 Members | $125 Non-Members*

  • (Includes Opening General Session, Committee meetings, Coffee Talks, Closing General Session, and Breakfast)

DINNER REGISTRATION | $50 Members | $75 Non-Members*

  • (Includes access to Thursday dinner only)

*Non-Member registrations will receive a pro-rated MSGA membership until Sept 30, 2022.




This agenda is tentative and is subject to change

Meetings will be held at the Richland County Fairgrounds Event Center | 2118 Holly St, Sidney, MT 59270

Wednesday June 1, 2022

MSGA Executive Committee
8:00 – 10:00 am | Offsite

MSGA Board of Directors Meeting
11:00 am – 5:00 pm | Offsite

Thursday June 2, 2022

Foundation Trustee Meeting
9:00 am – 12:00 pm| Exhibit 102

9:00 am – 4:30 pm | Lobby

BQA Training
11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Exhibit 101
Speaker: Bill Pelton

Opening General Session
1:00 – 2:30 pm| Exhibit 101
Speaker: Colin Woodall, NCBA CEO

Land Use & Environment Committee
2:30 – 4:00 pm | Exhibit 101

Tax Finance & Ag Policy
4:00 – 5:00 pm| Exhibit 101

Gala Dinner
6:00 – 7:30 pm| Exhibit 102 – 103

7:30 – 10:00 pm| Exhibit 102 – 103

Friday June 3, 2022

Coffee Talk Presentation
8:00 – 8:45 am| Exhibit 101

8:00 – 11:00 am | Lobby

Beef Production & Marketing Committee
9:00 am – 10:30 am| Exhibit 101

Closing General Session
11:00 am – 12:30 pm| Exhibit 101

Cattlemen’s Ball
5:30 – 10:00 pm | Event Center, Exhibit 101 – 103
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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.


Stuart Ellis-Myers

Stuart Myers is the world’s only funny, inspirational, motivational keynote speaker who loves to ‘positively traumatize™’ audiences. On 863+ conference stages located across North America, Australia and Europe, delegates enjoy fits of laughter while learning how to become Unstoppable and turn mental health into mental wealth.

Stuart has over 50 years of lived experience with anxiety, depression and OCD-driven Bipolar panic attacks. Stuart is living proof that anyone who overcomes overwhelming circumstance tend to develop extraordinary approaches to everyday challenges, often achieving extraordinary results.

Stuart loves to breakthrough mental health stigma to reveal immediately usable, professional and personal life saving lessons—offering real, usable insights to overcome the many challenges of today’s globally-hectic world. So get ready to take a deep dive into the life of a man held captive, but not broken by his mental health condition, who found the strength and determination to break free by performing his life-saving Unstoppable message to live your best life.

Stuart knows all too well the hardships of personal health challenges that altered the course of his life at an early age. By eight years old, Stuart began to develop one of the most misunderstood neurological disorders of our time—Tourette Syndrome.

Living with Tourettes is a daily challenge of anxiousness, depression, and uncontrollable twitching. Faced with a lifetime of disability, Stuart made a powerful choice to direct his life toward a joyful and Unstoppable life—dedicating his life’s purpose to helping countless others overcome their own challenges and fears.


Wally Badget

Born in southeastern Montana, Tin Star (a.k.a. Wally Badgett) is no stranger to the perils of ranch life, and rodeo has been in his blood from the beginning. Through the years, Badgett has competed in every rodeo event except steer wrestling and is a gold card member of the PRCA. In 1971, Badgett was the National Intercollegiate Bull Riding Champion and later qualified for the 1974 National Finals Rodeo in the same event.

During his tenure as Deputy Sheriff for Rosebud and Custer counties, Badgett’s cowboy buddies starting calling him M.C. Tin Star (M.C. for Miles City). The nickname soon became Badgett’s pen name and the backbone for his popular syndicated cowboy cartoon, Earl.

In addition, Wally has illustrated books for other authors and his work has been published on greeting cards and t-shirts. Badgett and his wife, Pam, still live in the high desert of southeastern Montana, where he is the rodeo coach for the Miles City Community College while his alter ego, M.C. Tin Star works on more Books of Earl.


Music By Josh Kerr

Join us at the Sunset After Party & Banquet for a special concert by Josh Kerr
We’ll have good food, drinks, dance, auctions and more to finish up our first night of MSGA MidYear Meeting.

Tickets are $50/MSGA member, $75/non-member

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time or at the gate
This event is open to the public so invite your friends & family!



Friday, June 3, 2023 | Sidney, MT | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Welcome and Call to Order
9:00 a.m. | Turk Stovall, MSGA Director

Review and Approval of Minutes
9:03 a.m.  | Turk Stovall, MSGA Director

Department of Livestock Update
9:05 a.m.  | Mike Honeycutt, Executive Officer & Marty Zuluski, MT State Veterinarian

Seedstock Committee
9:30 p.m. | Devin Murnin, Committee Member

Cattle Health, Brand & Theft Committee
9:40 a.m. | Dusty Hahn, Committee Member

Marketing Committee
10:00 a.m. | Kirk Donsbach, Chair

Cattle Feeder Committee
10:20 a.m. | Andy Kellom, Chair

Other Business
11:25 a.m. | Turk Stovall, MSGA Director

11:30 a.m.


Thursday, June 2, 2022 | Sidney, MT | 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Welcome and Call to Order
2:30 p.m. | John Hagenbarth, MSGA Director

Review and Approval of Minutes
2:35 p.m. | John Hagenbarth, MSGA Director

Montana FWP Update
2:40 p.m. | Quentin Kujala, Chief of Staff

Land Use Committee
3:05 p.m. | Tom Sparks, Chair

Water Committee
3:20 p.m. | Rich Roth, Chair

Landowner/Recreation and Wildlife Committee
3:40 p.m. | Wyatt Donald, Chair

Endangered Species Committee
3:50 p.m. | Butch Gillespie, Committee Member

Other Business
4:00 p.m. | John Hagenbarth, MSGA Director

4:00 p.m.


June 2, 2022 | Sidney, MT | Event Center, Room: Exhibit 101 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Call to Order
4:00 pm  | Eric Moore, Chair
Welcome and Introductions
Review and Approval of the Agenda
Review and Approval of the Minutes

Farm Service Agency, Livestock Programs Update
4:10 pm | Tina Pierce, Key Program Technician

2023 Tax Legislative Outlook
4:25 pm | Bob Story, MT Taxpayers Association (Zoom Presentation)

MSGA New Policy
4:35 pm

Other Business
4:45 pm
Ballot Initiative CI-121

5:00 pm

Montana Stockgrowers Foundation Fundraiser Auction

Proxy bids are accepted! Please contact the MSGA office at 406-442-3420 or email [email protected].

Handmade Bench

Donated by Nathan McMillan

Beautiful Rustic Handcrafted bench by Nathan McMillan – local craftsman from Sidney Montana

Trish Stevenson Artwork – “Once in a Blue Moon”

14 x 11” Metal Print. Signed by the artist. Ready to hang.

Gorgeous Vodka & Cigars Package

Donated by Bryan Mussard

Two bottles of Gorgeous Vodka, two bar glasses and a set of Cattle Baron Cigars

John Deere Toolbox

Donated By: C&B Operations

Value: $500

This toolbox has everything you need! Sturdy Toolbox with tools!


One Pallet of Mineral

Donated By: AniPro

Value: $1,240

Description: One pallet of Mineral + option to upgrade after auction.

Montana Knife Company Handmade Knife

Donated By: Montana Knife Company

Value: $450

Speedgoat Blade! When this blade drops, it typically sells out in less than 15 minutes. Montana Kinfe Company blades are created by Master Smith  knife maker Josh Smith.

Camping Package

Donated By: Johnsons Hardware, Bob Ward and Sons, and Eastern Montana Meats

Value: $600

Includes a cooler, tent, backpack, power bank mug, beanie, and meat certificate to Eastern Montana Meats.

$1000 Certificate for 2023 Rea Hybrid Seed Purchases

Donated By: Gold Standard Seed

Value: $1,000

Gold Standard Seed is your Montana and Wyoming distributor for quality REA Hybrid corn, soybean, and alfalfa seed.

Cat-Griz Package (in Bozeman for 2022)

Donated By: Hotel stay donated by Stockman Wealth

Value: $1,200

Description: Two reserved tickets to the Cat vs Griz game on November 19, 2022 in Bozeman. Also includes Two nights (November 18 and 19) at the Marriott Springhill Suites and a $100 gift card from Town Pump.

Custom-Made Cigar Box Guitar

Donated By: JD Audio

Value: $500

Description: This awesome sounding cigar box guitar plugs into an amp and features a Montana Stockgrowers Foundation license plate. This 4-string electric guitar is strung open G. The hardwood neck is white oak and the box is made of reclaimed timber. This is a one-of-a kind custom made guitar.

Raffles & Drawings

$5 for one ticket or $20 for 5 tickets purchase at registration. Tickets will be available at the MidYear registration desk.

Montana Distillery Caesar Basket

Donated by Montana distillery

Win the use of a 7S.165 Tractor with a FL.4327 Loader!

Buy your tickets for MSGA’s annual Massey Ferguson raffle at MidYear Meeting! Raffle will be held at MSGA’s Annual Convention in December.

1 for $20 or 6 for $100

To purchase, contact the MSGA office at 406-442-4230 or get in touch with a MSGA board member during the MidYear Meeting.

Lolo Creek Distillery Liquor Basket

Donated by: Lolo Creek distillery

Value: $300

Fragrance Basket

Donated by: Dillards

Value: $250


If you would like to participate as a 2022 MidYear sponsor, please email Jeri Delys at [email protected] or call the MSGA office at 406-442-3420.


Midyear sponsor list with sponsor logos


Mainstay Suites Medical Center

1000 3rd St NW | Sidney, MT 59270

Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at (406) 488-1000.

Please mention the Montana Stockgrowers Association, to receive the discounted rate.

Safety Measures

Like always, we are taking safety at our event seriously to keep our attendees and staff as safe as possible. Hand sanitizer and face masks will be available throughout the event for those who wish to utilize them. We encourage attendees to socially distance when possible and to stay home if you feel unwell or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.

As the situation evolves, so will our approach to keeping you safe. We thank you for your patience and flexibility as we manage this.

Event Location

Richland County Event Center | Sidney, Montana

Future MidYear Meeting Locations

2022 Sidney

2023 Dillon

2024 Miles City