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November 9th, 2011: Hanson, Wright re-elected as leaders of Montana Farm Bureau at convention

MISSOULA—Bob Hanson, a rancher from White Sulphur Springs, has been re-elected president of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation. Bruce Wright, a farmer from Bozeman, was re-elected as vice president of the state’s largest agricultural organization. Troy Kurth, who owns and operates TK Quarter Horses in Missoula, replaces Hans McPherson, who termed out, as District 1 […] Continue reading . . .

November 9th, 2011: Broesder wins Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet

MISSOULA—Seth Broesder, a farmer and rancher from Conrad, won the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet Nov. 7 during the 2011 Montana Farm Bureau Annual Convention at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula. The Discussion Meet is meant to simulate a committee meeting with ideas discussed and solutions developed. Other […] Continue reading . . .

November 7th, 2011: Melstone student wins Speech Contest in Missoula

MISSOULA–Jack Jennaway, a sophomore at Melstone Public Schools, won the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Speech Contest, Senior Division, during the Montana Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Missoula. The Senior Division is open to youths 14-18 years old. During his speech, the 15-year-old addressed the topic, “As a future agricultural leader, where do you see yourself […] Continue reading . . .

November 7th, 2011: Conrad student wins Speech Contest in Missoula

MISSOULA—Sheridan Johnson, a seventh grade student at Utterback Middle School in Conrad, won the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Speech Contest, Junior Division, during the Montana Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Missoula. The Junior Division is open to youths under 14 years of age. During her speech, the 12-year-old addressed the topic, “As a future agricultural […] Continue reading . . .

October 25th, 2011: Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet to be held during Farm Bureau Convention

The Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 7 during the Montana Farm Bureau Annual Convention at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula. The Discussion Meet is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. Park County rancher Jacquie Nelson […] Continue reading . . .

October 24th, 2011: Deadline Looms For Rerecording Montana Brands

Time is running out for more than 23,000 holders of Montana brands who have not yet rerecorded their brands. Those who fail to meet the December 31, 2011, rerecord deadline will lose their brands, said John Grainger, Brands Division administrator for the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL). “We don’t want to see anyone lose their […] Continue reading . . .

October 18th, 2011: MFBF Comments on Bison Translocation

October 17, 2011 MFBF’s President, Bob Hanson, submitted comments today on the Draft Environmental Assessment for Interim Translocation of bison to the Montana Department of Fish Wildlife & Parks.  Among the points maid by Hanson include the fact that Environmental Assessment does not fulfill the requirements of Senate Bill No. 212, enacted by the 2011 […] Continue reading . . .

October 17th, 2011: Equine, water seminars planned as part of MFBF Convention

Got horses or have questions about water issues? As public outreach during their annual convention Nov. 6-9, the Montana Farm Bureau Federation is holding an equine seminar and water seminar Sunday, Nov. 6. Both seminars begin at 1 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula. The theme of the equine seminar is “Emerging Equine […] Continue reading . . .

October 17th, 2011: Hoofin’ It for Hunger 5K slated for Missoula

Want to compete in a fun 5K, get a great T-shirt and help out the Montana Food Bank Network? Then plan to participate in the Montana Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Hoofin’ It for Hunger 5K at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. The run/walk starts and ends at the Montana Food Bank, 5625 Expressway. […] Continue reading . . .

October 17th, 2011: MFBF Submits Comments on proposed Child Labor regulations.

Montana Farm Bureau Federation has recently submitted comments on proposed Child Labor regulations that will establish rules on what youth can do on the farm or ranch.  These rules put the tradition of generations working together on the family farm or ranch at risk. The regulations would also limit training for future farmers and affect […] Continue reading . . .
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