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January 24th, 2014: Food Police Not Far Off

By Stewart Truelsen Picture yourself in the future, the not too distant future, on a bright summer day. You are grilling hot dogs at a picnic with your family in a park. You pay little attention to the drone flying overhead. It’s probably a UPS or FedEx drone making a package delivery. But it’s not. […] Continue reading . . .

January 21st, 2014: American Farm Bureau Policy Set for Coming Year

SAN ANTIONIO—Voting delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th Annual Meeting approved resolutions that will provide the organization with authority from its grassroots members to push Congress toward the goal line on unfinished issues like the farm bill and ag labor. “Securing victories on those issues is critical to our competitiveness as individual farmers […] Continue reading . . .

January 20th, 2014: Leadership, farming practices, consumer outreach workshops popular at Convention

SAN ANTONIO—Thirty Montana Farm Bureau members who attended the American Farm Bureau 95th Annual Convention Jan 11-14 in San Antonio received plenty of education through workshops and speakers. Workshops in different tracks were offered that included “Building Better Businesses, Advocates, Leaders, Memories and Technology.” Workshop content varied between “Ensuring Our Access to Biotechnology” and “Livestock […] Continue reading . . .

January 16th, 2014: Montana student presented with national essay contest award in Texas

SAN ANTONIO–Mekdes Lombardi, a junior at Powell High School in Deer Lodge, traveled to the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in San Antonio to receive her award as winner of the AFB Foundation for Agriculture Growing World Essay Contest. Her essay, titled “Fighting Hunger with Hybrid Seed Technology” focused on the book The Man Who […] Continue reading . . .

January 16th, 2014: Montana young farmers and ranchers compete at national convention

SAN ANTONIO – Two women from the Montana Farm Bureau had the opportunity to compete in national Young Farmers and Ranchers competitions during the annual American Farm Bureau Convention January 11-14 in San Antonio. Hope Kincheloe, winner of the Montana Farm Bureau YF&R Discussion Meet, participated in the national event. “By meeting other young people […] Continue reading . . .

January 16th, 2014: MFBF Women well-represented at national convention

SAN ANTONIO – Members of the Montana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee (MFBF WLC) traveled to San Antonio to participate in the Women’s Leadership activities held during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th Annual Convention. The new theme for the WLC’s program of work is “Growing Strong” which was applauded by the MFBF WLC participants […] Continue reading . . .

January 13th, 2014: MFBF receives awards at AFBF Convention

SAN ANTONIO – The Montana Farm Bureau has received six State Awards for Excellence in Agriculture Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development & Implementation; Public Relations & Communications; and Membership Initiatives. MFBF also won two President’s Awards for Member Services and Membership Initiatives. President’s Awards are the “best of the best” and […] Continue reading . . .

January 9th, 2014: Farm Bureau Welcomes TPA Legislation

The American Farm Bureau Federation today welcomed the introduction of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation in Congress. Farm Bureau believes TPA is the catalyst needed to advance U.S. proposals to reduce tariffs and improve market access for farmers and ranchers in trade negotiations. The legislation was introduced by Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-Mont.), […] Continue reading . . .

January 7th, 2014: Farm Family Business Management Forum

“Are You Getting A Passing Grade in Farm Family Business Management?” is the topic at a day-long seminar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, January 24 at the Eagles Club during the Winter Fair in Lewistown. This session examines key managerial proficiencies that must be implemented to succeed in a family farm business and […] Continue reading . . .

January 6th, 2014: Montana’s Next Generation Ag Conference set for Shelby

Don’t miss “Montana’s Next Generation” Conference slated for Jan 24-25 at the Events Center and Coyote Club in Shelby. The conference, sponsored in part by the Front Range County Farm Bureau, offers a variety of workshops and events. The event kicks off Friday, Jan. 24 with Kevin Spafford, founder of the “Legacy by Design” project, […] Continue reading . . .
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