In this week’s Friday Feature, Patti Davis, MFBF District 10 Director, invites you to come and join us for the 98th Montana Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention and Tradeshow.
In the last two Friday Features, Lee Boyer and Tom DePuydt both discussed the importance of the policy development process and attending the annual convention.  Patti has a similar message to share with everyone and invites you to come and, “help us save Montana agriculture.”
Of course, participating in the Delegate Session is a great way to help promote and protect Montana agriculture.  There are many more opportunities for convention attendees to learn and develop valuable skills to help you become even stronger advocates for our industry. 
On Monday, November 13 don’t miss the power house line up of convention workshops.
We’ll hear from Tyler Wiltgen of the Billings Clinic Foundation and Melanie Swartz of Big Sky EDA as they present; Making the Pitch: Recruiting with Passion.  If you recall, we dedicated nearly an entire month of blog posts to membership recruitment and retention.  This is so important to the health and longevity of our organization.  Without a wonderful, dedicated and growing membership, it becomes a serious challenge for MFBF to remain one of the most effective ag organizations in the state.
Telling Your Ag Story is a panel discussion featuring actual MFBF members who have taken the initiative in becoming a more vocal advocate for agriculture.
Lindsay Calvert of AFBF will join us to present a workshop on Leadership in Ag
While this is certainly isn't all of the workshops taking place at convention, these workshops will provide great ideas and strategies to help you become a part of the dialogue that is shaping the future of agriculture in Montana and around the world.  Make sure you register for convention and we’ll see you in Billings!