The two-day, interactive, comprehensive seminar takes place February 1-2, 2024 at the Delta Colonial Inn in Helena. It covers everything from selecting your campaign theme to setting up your campaign structure. As well as how to raise, manage and report money. Participation in this seminar will no doubt give you the tools to win your election. 

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) developed the training with input from political consultants and staff from both major political parties. We are excited to welcome back Mike Sistak with American Farm Bureau, who joined us in 2020, to facilitate the seminar. The seminar is designed for candidates running for public office, their spouses, their managers and individuals considering running for political office. 

MFBF Rookie of the Year Award winner, Representative Russ Miner was a freshman legislator for the 2023 legislative session. He attended campaign school in both 2020 and 2022 to gain the knowledge and skills needed in preparation to becoming a successful legislator. Representative Miner was an active advocate for agriculture during the 2023 session and is known for being willing to put in the work and take the lead on many issues. 

When asked about how MFBF’s Campaign Training Seminar helped him, Russ was quick to say that the seminar was invaluable to him and his wife both times he attended. Representative Miner went home feeling prepared and confident in his journey to the State Capitol. He sighted the value of hearing from experienced legislators and getting prepped for the press with mock TV and radio interviews. He also noted that the seminar is very successful in creating candidates who are elected to office and continue to serve for many years.

The seminar is open to all candidates running or considering running for any political office. Montana Farm Bureau members receive a discounted rate of $150; other participants pay $200. Candidates are welcome to bring along a spouse or campaign manager for an additional fee.

 The registration and hotel deadlines are January 25, 2024. Call the Delta Colonial Hotel, 406-443-2100, and request the MFBF room block rate of $160/night for hotel reservations.  

Questions? Contact Karli Johnson at (406) 868-1233, or Sage Zook at (406) 853-1571,  

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