The countdown to summer conference is on, and June 7-9 will be here before we know it.  This year’s theme; Impact, Influence, Innovate promises to offer high quality opportunities for Farm Bureau members to hone their expertise in a variety of ways.

What does it mean to make an impact?

Making an impact means leaves a lasting impression. For farmers and ranchers, preserving our culture and livelihood rests on our ability to help others understand the impact of agriculture in their lives.

We're working together with county Farm Bureaus across the state to provide all the skills and resources we need to successfully impact our communities, customers, friends and family on the positive, lasting and widespread benefits of agriculture. Whether it’s through our regular publications like The Spokesman and the News Brief or media resources like My Montana we want to make sure agriculture is a priority focus across the state.

How do Farm Bureau members make an impact?

You make a HUGE impact on our livelihood and way of life by simply being a member of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation. At 21,000 member families strong, we are the largest agriculture organization in Montana. When that many voices come together to support the grassroots policy you develop at the county level, it makes an impact. When a county Farm Bureau initiates healthy, interesting discussions about the issues that matter to our farms and ranches, it makes an impact. When Farm Bureau members take the time to show up for our Calling on the Capitol events in Helena and national issues committee meetings in Washington, DC, it makes an impact.

How will we make an impact at Summer Conference?

We have a special workshop track ready for Summer Conference that is created to help you make an impact. On Wednesday, June 8 a panel of current Montana legislators will discuss how they are most influenced by farmers and ranchers.  If you’d like to ask legislators what is the most impactful and effective way to communicate, here’s your chance!  Following the panel discussion, we’ll hear from One Montana representative, Matt Bitz.  Matt will tell us how his organization is working to create nontraditional partnerships that can positively impact rural Montana and preserve our farming and ranching heritage.

Events like Summer Conference allow members to absorb the latest in industry trends and give input to the development of policy guiding our organization. Register today and experience the impact of the grassroots in action!