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97th MFBF Annual Convention – Register Here

November 13-16 ♦ Northern and Double Tree Hotels ♦ Billings
Schedule of Events

Sunday, November 13

  • 11-12:30am – Promotion & Education Committee
  • 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
  • 4-7pm – Registration Open Northern Hotel
  • 4:30-5:30pm – Ag Safety Training
  • 7:00pm – Vespers Service • Message by Tim Moullet

Monday, November 14

  • 6:45am – Century Club Members Only Breakfast, Keynote: Karen Budd-Falen, Budd-Falen Law Offices, LLC
  • 7:30-6pm Registration Open – DoubleTree Hotel
  • 8:00am – Opening General Session
    • Presentation of Colors
    • National Anthem
    • President’s Address
    • Keynote: Vance Crowe, Monsanto
  • 9:10-10:30am – Workshops
    • GMO and Biotech Labeling – Andrew Walmsley, AFBF
    • Montana Rangelands Partnership – Stacey Barta, DNRC
    • Estate Planning – Farm Bureau Life
    • Rural Main Street Microbrews –Barry & Chris Hedrich
  • 9:10-11am – YF&R Committee Meeting
  • 11:00am – Audit Report
  • 11:15am – Open Resolutions Session
  • 12-1:15pm – Lunch hosted by Women’s Leadership Committee, Keynote: Sherry Saylor, AFBF Women’s Leadership Chair
  • 1:15-2:30pm – YF&R Discussion Meet – Round 1
  • 1:15-2:30pm Workshops
    • Climate Change & Cooling Patterns – Dr. Paul Stoy
    • Social Media – Laura Nelson
    • TPP – David Salmonsen, AFBF
  • 2:30pm – Ice Cream Social
  • 3-5pm – District Caucuses
  • 5:30pm – YF&R Discussion Meet – Final Round
  • 6pm – MFBF Social
  • 7pm – Young Farmer & Rancher Social

Tuesday, November 15

  • 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 YF&R Committee, Keynote: Greg Page, Cargill
  • 1-5pm – Resolutions Session continues
  • 5:30pm – MSU Alumni/College of Ag Social
  • 6:00pm – MFBF Social
  • 7:00pm – Awards Banquet
  • 9:00pm – Entertainment: Ag Comedian Damian Mason

Wednesday, November 15

  • 8:00am Resolutions Session
  • The Board of Directors will meet immediately following the resolutions session.

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) 238-4302 and request the MFB room block for special conference rates. Be sure to book your room by October 23!

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

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