BUTTE—Mark your calendar! Montana’s Sixteenth Annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC) is set to take place October 4-6, 2019 at the Copper King Hotel and Convention Center in Butte, Montana. Young people, ages 18-40, involved and interested in agriculture are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind conference where leadership, personal development, education and networking take center stage. 

This year’s agenda boasts a special guest speaker from Kansas, Jace Young of Legacy Farmer, LLC.  Look him up on Facebook to get a feel for his message about planning for success in your ag business, or listen to his daily podcast.  The workshop line-up will be packed with presenters coming to share about rangeland management, mental health in ag, branding your business and much more.  A panel of first-generation agriculturalists will be sharing how they got their start in the ag industry, focusing on financing.  Evening events boast great entertainment, social hour, and time to make new connections.  Our tours this year will be hosted on Saturday afternoon, so all attendees can plan to see some great sights in Butte. 

YALC’s action-packed program is planned specifically with young agriculturalists in mind by representatives from each of these nine organizations: Montana 4-H Foundation, Montana Wool Growers Association, Montana Grain Growers Association, Montana Farm Bureau Federation, Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni, Montana FFA Foundation, Montana State University College of Agriculture, Montana Stockgrowers Association and Montana Farmers Union. 

Look for more conference details, including registration information, to be released later this summer. For questions regarding the 2019 Young Ag Leadership Conference, contact Leah Johnson at (406) 733-2079 or leah.nelson.johnson@gmail.com.