The MFBF Summer Conference will be held June 13-15 at the Fairmont Hot Springs. The summer conference is when advisory committees meet to discuss current agricultural issues and concerns and surface ideas for policy development.
Keynote speakers include Duane Lenz with CattleFax, who will give a beef industry update, and American Farm Bureau Economist Shelby Myers, who will discuss the agricultural economy.
The MFBF Summer Conference begins Monday morning with MFBF Board and Foundation Board meetings and the Young Farmers & Ranchers, Women's Leadership, and Policy Development Committee meetings.
The eleven issues advisory committees will meet Tuesday to hear informative speakers on pertinent topics. Breakout sessions that day include Montana Ag in the Classroom Training, QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention training and the Legacies Video Series premiere.
The MFB Foundation will hold its “Welcome to Butte America” Fundraiser on Tuesday evening. The event, with its Americana theme, features an auction of MFBF District Baskets with items showing members' pride in their communities, a Montana Mule Copper Cup fundraiser, and traditional American tunes by the inspirational band, the Teccas.
Wednesday's agricultural-themed tour includes Montana Craft Malt, Butte Brewing Company, and the Montana Prison Ranch. The MFB Foundation will hold its popular Foundation Golf Scramble Wednesday, as well.
For more information and to register, visit www.mfbf.org. The registration deadline is June 3, with the room block deadline at Fairmont Hot Springs by noon on May 30. Questions? Call the MFBF office at 406-587-3153.