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MFBF Annual Convention & Trade Show Resources This page is dedicated to Convention resources for members, speakers and sponsors.

MFBF Annual Convention & Trade Show Resources

This page is dedicated to Convention resources for members, speakers and sponsors.

Sponsor Agreement Form

Speaker Information Form

County Farm Bureau Forms Needed For Convention 

LODGING INFORMATION

Attendees are responsible for making their own room reservations. Call the Northern Hotel at (406) 867-6767 or for overflow, contact the DoubleTree Hotel at (406) 252-7400 and request the MFBF room block for special conference rates.  Be sure to book your room by October 30!

Northern Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton

Convention Highlights

Agenda

Wednesday, November 7, 2018  

  • 11-12:30pm Promotion & Education Committee Mtg
  • 1-3pm Women’s Leadership Committee Mtg
  • 1:30-3pm Commodity Advisory Committee Mtgs
  • 3pm MFBF Board of Directors Meeting
  • 3:30-5pm Commodity Advisory Committee Mtgs
  • 3-7pm Registration Open Northern Hotel
  • 4:00pm Vespers Service
  • 7:00pm Centennial Year Kickoff Reception in the Trade Show

Thursday, November 8, 2018   

  • 6:45am Century Club Members Only Breakfast -     Keynote: Tim Williams, Dept. of Interior
  • 7:30-6pm Registration & Trade Show Open - DoubleTree Hotel
  • 8:00am Opening General Session
    • Presentation of Colors
    • National Anthem
    • President’s Address
    • Keynote:     “Searching for the Wizard of Oz”, Dr. Gary Moore, retired Professor at North Carolina State University
  • 9:10-10:30am Workshops
    • Large Animal Vet Panel -     Katie Ryan, Beth Blevins
    • Ag Safety Training -     Jim and Ron Larson
    • Tax Reform Impact on Ag Producers -     Wipfli
    • Farm Bill Update - Michael Nepveux    , AFBF9:10-11am YF&R Committee Meeting
  • 10:30-11am Coffee Break
  • 11:00am Audit Report
  • 11:15am Open Resolutions Session
  • 12-1:15pm Lunch hosted by YF&R Committee -      Keynote: “A Dangerous Disconnect” Donna Moenning, Center for Food Integrity
  • 1:15-2:30pm YF&R Discussion Meet - Round 1
  • 1:15-2:30pm Workshops                    
    • Advocating in a Marketplace of Distrust -      Donna Moenning, Center for Food   Integrity
    • MT Economy & Tax Base Changes -      Llew Jones & Rob Cook
    • Conservation Easements -      Kristen Juras, UM Law Professor
  • 2:30pm Ice Cream Social
  • 3-5pm District Caucuses
  • 5:30pm YF&R Discussion Meet - Final Round
  • 6pm MFBF Social
  • 7pm YF&R Social & Dinner

Friday, November 9, 2018 

  • 6:45am Presidents & Secretaries Breakfast
  • 8am General Session
    • Insurance Report
    • Exec Vice President’s Address
    • Roll Call of Delegates
    • Credentials Committee Report
    • Nominating Committee Report and Introductions
  • 10:30am Resolutions Session
  • 11:45am-1pm Lunch hosted by Women’s Committee -     Keynote: “Ask In Earnest Project” Darla Tyler-McSherry
  • 1-5pm Resolutions Session continues
  • 5:30pm MSU Alumni/College of Ag Social
  • 6:00pm MFBF Social
  • 7:00pm Awards Banquet
  • 9:00pm Entertainment:    Tim the Dairy Farmer

Saturday, November 10, 2018  

  • 8:00am Resolutions Session

The Board of Directors will meet immediately following the resolutions session.  

Register

You can download a printable registration form with this link.