The Montana Farm Bureau will debut its centennial video, “100 Years of Community, Unity and Education” June 12 during the MFBF Summer Conference at the GranTree Inn in Bozeman. The video, featuring MFBF President Hans McPherson, covers the history of Farm Bureau, the importance of unity and the bright future of agriculture.
“It was an honor to be in the video and talk about how Farm Bureau was formed, our grassroots structure, the fact that farmers and ranchers continue to produce the safest, most affordable food in the world,” said McPherson, a diversified farmer from Stevensville. “As we celebrate our centennial with this video, we not only look forward to future generations of leaders and the current generation of leaders, but we are looking backward with great gratitude for all that our previous generations of leaders have done for this organization. I’m confident that Montana Farm Bureau will remain the greatest voice of agriculture that we have ever known with the new tools that our young leaders have at their disposal.”
Riley Slivka, creative director, AgriStudios, said, ‘It was great to be able to go out to the Bitterroot Valley, an area that I had never been before, and talk to President McPherson about the Farm Bureau organization and the future of agriculture.”
Slivka has two A.S. degrees from Northwest College in Powell, WY, and is currently studying Ag Education and Communication at MSU-Bozeman. The young filmmaker hails from Winifred where he was raised on a farm. His started his company, AgriStudios, in 2017 and sees it as a way to help his clients, most of them involved in agriculture, tell their story by taking a creative approach while filming and editing videos.
“I've been able to learn a lot about Montana Farm Bureau through putting together their centennial video and discovering how the organization relates to community, unity and education,” said Slivka.
“100 Years of Community, Unity and Education” will be shown Wednesday morning, June 12, along with the American Farm Bureau’s Centennial Video, “The Voice of Agriculture – 1919 -2019.”
For more information on the 2019 MFBF Summer Conference, visit www.mfbf.org or call 406-587-3153.