The mission of the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation (MFBFo) is to support Montana agriculture through education, research, and community support, with a special emphasis for the development of our youth.
How does the MFB Foundation carry out its mission? Assisting in Education: Whether it’s funding an adult agricultural education program or providing materials to urban students, we realize that our support is fundamental in providing future leaders with the knowledge and skills they need in order to be effective. Encouraging Research: Recent improvements in technology have made agriculture both more efficient and more productive. In order to ensure and continue this current progression and to give Montana’s producers the most up-do-date information, we work closely with similarly-interested groups such as the College of Agriculture at MSU-Bozeman. Supporting Montana’s Rural Communities: Agriculture reaches every corner of the state and is the main artery of rural Montana. In giving youth the opportunity for leadership and offering educational programs, we work to broaden the impact of Montana agriculture.
With continued support, the MFB Foundation is able to offer yearly programs in an effort to promote youth education in agriculture, including: the annual Youth Speech Contest, Mini Grants throughout the year, the Bernard Greufe Honorary Scholarship, the Young Farmer and Rancher (YF&R) Scholarship to the American Farm Bureau Federation national YF&R leadership conference in February. Many other programs and funding opportunities support groups such as Agriculture in Montana Schools, Montana 4-H, Montana FFA, REAL Montana and the Montana State University College of Agriculture.
MFBFo is a qualified charity under IRS tax code 501 (c) (3) making all donations tax deductible for our supporters.
For more information on ways you can “Invest in the Future of Agriculture” by supporting the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation, please call the state office at 1-800-823-2676 or email Scott Kulbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Farm Bureau Foundation holds speech contest during FFA Convention
The Montana Farm Bureau is holding their annual Youth Speech Contest in conjunction with the Montana FFA State Convention, March 30 ‐ April 2, 2016 at Montana State University in Bozeman. The contest is open to seventh, eighth and ninth grade students. Each speech must be two and a half to four minutes in length and demonstrate how science, technology, engineering and math are used by those who work in agriculture in one of the following careers:
- Crop production
- Livestock production
- Veterinary medicine
- Diesel mechanic
- Plant scientist
The contestant must submit a transcript of their speech and register by March 1, 2016 with the MFB Foundation. The top 20 speeches selected will be presented and judged the morning of March 31 during the FFA Convention. The first place winner received $400; second place earns $250 and thrid place will be awarded $100.
“’One of our Foundation’s most important goals is to help with ag education and the leadership development of Montana’s youth,” says MFB Foundation Coordinator Scott Kulbeck. “This speech contest is an opportunity to hone those skills, plus we are offering great prizes. We know that FFA has similar contests for high school students and we want to complement rather than compete with those contests.”
For more information, official rules or for a registration form contact Scott Kulbeck at email@example.com or 406‐587‐3153. Click here to download a registration form.
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