2024 MFBF Summer Conference

June 10-12, 2024

Miles City, Montana

Travel to the historic cow town of Miles City for Montana Farm Bureau’s Annual Summer Conference June 10-12, 2024. Most activities will be held at the Custer County Fairgrounds Events Center. Don’t miss great speakers, workshops, issues advisory committee meetings, our exciting MFB Foundation Fundraiser and unique tours. The meeting kicks off Monday, June 10 with the YF&R Meeting & Tour and the Women’s Leadership Committee Meeting. Tuesday, June 11, features speakers and committee meetings followed by our Foundation Fundraiser. Tours will be held Wednesday, June 12, wrapping up by mid-afternoon.


  • Registration due by May 30, 2024.
  • Rooms in the MFBF hotel room block are available NOW at the Sleep Inn & Suites and rooms will go fast so please book early! Call the Sleep Inn & Suites at (406) 232-0054 and request the "Montana Farm Bureau" room block. Please book early so you don't miss out on the special rate and availability.


  • Tuesday Lunch $25
  • Foundation Fundraiser Dinner $50
  • Area Ag Tours $75 OR Golf Scramble $100


Monday, June 10

All Monday events at the Sleep Inn & Suites

8:00 AM Foundation Board of Directors Meeting - Yellowstone Room, Sleep Inn

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ACE Leadership Seminar - Bucking Horse Room, Sleep Inn

9 AM-5 PM YF&R Committee Day Tours & Meeting - Tongue River Room, Sleep Inn

9:30 AM-3 PM MFBF Board of Directors Meeting - Yellowstone Room, Sleep Inn

3:15 PM Women’s Leadership Committee Meeting - Yellowstone Room, Sleep Inn

Tuesday, June 11

All Tuesday events at the Custer County Events Center (CCEC) or the MCC Ag Advancement Center

7:00 AM Policy Development Committee Meeting - Breakout Room, CCEC

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM Registration Opens - CCEC Lobby

8:00 AM Opening General Session - CCEC

  • Flag Presentation: Miles City FFA
  • National Anthem: Nicole Rolf
  • Opening Address: President Cyndi Johnson
  • Keynote: Brandi Buzzard, “Standing Up for the Industry We Love”
  • Closing Remarks: Scott Kulbeck, EVP

9:15 AM Coffee Break Sponsored by Montana Livestock Ag Credit

9:45 AM Livestock, Membership, Public & Private Lands Committee Meetings, & Workshop

  • Livestock Committee Meeting: Wes Jensen, MT Beef Council - Room 1, MCC Ag Advancement Center
  • Public & Private Lands Committee Meeting: Shelby Hagenauer, AFBF - Room 2, MCC Ag Advancement Center
  • Membership Committee Meeting - Room 3, MCC Ag Advancement Center
  • Breakout Session, "Who are the newcomers and why are they coming?": Tara Mastel, MSU Extension - Breakout Room 1, CCEC

11:15 AM Lunch Sponsored by AgWest Farm Credit - CCEC

  • Greetings from Lieutenant Governor Kristen Juras
  • Keynote: Dinosaur Cowboy Clayton Phipps, “Montana Dueling Dinosaurs”

12:45 PM Sheep & Goat, Farm & Trade, Water, Promotion & Education Committee Meetings, & Workshop

  • Water Committee Meeting: Lt. Gov, Kristen Juras - Room 1, MCC Ag Advancement Center
  • Sheep & Goat Committee Meeting: Mike Hollenbeck, High Five Meats - Room 2, MCC Ag Advancement Center
  • Farm & Trade Committee Meeting: Dept. of Ag Director, Christy Clark & Rebecca Perrin, EPA Region 8 Ag Liaison - Room 3, MCC Ag Advancement Center
  • Promotion & Education Committee Meeting: Tana Canen, Mahlstedt Ranch & Jodie Drange, Elite Ms. Agriculture Montana - CCEC Main Convention Hall
  • Breakout Session, "Who are the newcomers and why are they coming?": Tara Mastel, MSU Extension - Breakout Room 1, CCEC

2:15 PM Coffee Break

2:45 PM RMET, Equine, and Taxation Committee Meetings

  • Equine Committee Meeting: John Morford, MC Bucking Horse Sale - Room 1, MCC Ag Advancement Center
  • Taxation, Transportation, & Labor Committee Meeting: Department of Revenue Director, Brendan Beatty - Room 2, MCC Ag Advancement Center
  • Resource Management, Environment, & Technology Committee Meeting - Room 3, MCC Ag Advancement Center

5:00 PM Social Hour - CCEC

6:00 PM MFB Foundation "Let's Get Western" Fundraising Dinner & Auction - CCEC, Sponsored by Mountain West Farm Bureau Insurance Co.

Wednesday, June 12

7:00 AM MFBF Board of Directors' Breakfast Meeting - Yellowstone Room, Sleep Inn

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM MFB Foundation Golf Scramble, Calcutta & Lunch - Tee off at 8:30 AM! - Miles City Town & Country Club, Sponsored by BNSF Railway 

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM MFB Foundation Tours

  • 9:00 AM Bus departs Sleep Inn for Muggli Bros Pellet Plant
  • 10:30 AM Load bus for Tongue River Winery - Tour & lunch at the winery
  • 12:45 PM Load bus for Range Riders Museum
  • 1:00 PM Tour Range Riders Museum
  • 3:00 PM Bus arrives back at Sleep Inn

Event Registration

2024 MFBF Summer Conference Registration.pdf