Registration for the 2022 Montana Farm Bureau Campaign Seminar is now open. The two-day, interactive, comprehensive seminar takes place February 10-11, 2022 at the Delta Colonial Inn in Helena. It covers everything from selecting your campaign theme and setting up your campaign structure as well as how to manage money and how to win.
American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) developed the training with input from political consultants and staff from both major political parties. It's designed for candidates running for public office, their spouses, their managers and individuals interested in running for political office. American Farm Bureau provides a qualified facilitator for the seminar.
Representative Ken Walsh, a retired banker and rancher from Twin Bridges, attended the campaign school in 2020 and was elected to House District 71 later that year. Because of his hard work and support of rural issues during the 2021 Legislative Session, Walsh received the MFBF Rookie of the Year Award.
“The MFBF Campaign school provides an excellent way to get your campaign organized and planned. The teacher is dynamic, intuitive and helps line out your campaign from start to finish,” said Walsh. “A benefit is meeting other candidates you may be working with in the future. Running for an elected office can be intimidating, but you will have the confidence to run a competitive campaign upon completion of this course. The MFBF Campaign Seminar will provide you with tools to be successful.”
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 15, 2022. Call the Delta Colonial Hotel, 406-443-2100, and request the MFBF room block rate of $129/night for hotel reservations. To register for the campaign seminar and more, click here, or contact Rachel Cone at 406-587-3153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.