This one-of-a-kind event allows Montana’s Young Farmers and Ranchers to come together and take part in a top-notch agenda including relevant keynote speakers, breakout sessions, agricultural industry tours and more! Attendees are also offered numerous opportunities to network with peers and leaders of Montana's agricultural organizations and businesses. Whether you are a producer, agribusiness professional, student, farmer or rancher fan, you're invited to join us at the YF&R Leadership Conference! 

Registration Pricing:

COLLEGIATE REGISTRATION on or before Jan. 26th - $50.00

YF&R REGISTRATION on or before Jan. 26th - $75.00

ALL REGISTRATION after Jan. 26th - $100

Hotel Information:

Click HERE to make your hotel reservations or call The Northern Hotel at (406) 867-6767 by January 19th and request the "YF&R" room block for the special conference rate of $124 (single)/$144 (double) + tax.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, February 9

  • 5:00 pm Registration Opens
  • 6:00 pm Social Hour
  • 7:00 pm Dinner and Bingo!

Saturday, February 10

  • 7:30 am Registration Opens
  • 8:00 am Breakfast - Keynote: Lance Perkus "Roping Resilience: The Cowboy Ninja's Journey to Overcoming Obstacles & Nurturing Wellness"
  • 9:30 am Workshops
      • "Tools in the Technology Toolbox" with Nate Schlief, RDO Equipment Co
      • "Preparing for Your Lender" with Jessica Duray & Whitney Tatafu, AgWest Farm Credit
      • "Beyond the Weather: Changing the Narrative on Rural Mental Health" with Courtney Kibblewhite, Northern Ag Network
  • 10:30 am Coffee & Snack Break
  • 11:00 am Workshops
      • "Real Colors" with Dan Clark, MSU Extension
      • "Your Nutrition Program: The Foundation of Your Herd's Success" with Cassie Benne, CHS
      • "Carbon Markets & Adapting Grazing" with Chris Mehus, Western Sustainability Exchange
  • 12:00 pm Lunch - Keynote: Bruce Vincent "So, You Want to Date My Daughter"
  • 1:30 pm Break
  • 2:00 pm Load buses for Tours
      • Tour #1: Low Stress Cattle Handling Clinic with Curt Pate
      • Tour #1: Swanky Roots & Yellowstone Valley Food Hub
  • 5:30 pm Social
  • 6:30 pm Dinner
  • 8:00 pm Dancing to Stolen Roan at the Pub Station

Sunday, February 11

  • Breakfast - Keynote: Sarah Calhoun, Red Ants Pants "Present Day Pioneering"
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