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Montana Farmers Union State Convention

October 25 @ 8:00 am - October 26 @ 5:00 pm

Montana Farmers Union 2019 State Convention

October 25 @ 12:00 pm – October 26 @ 8:00 pm

Agenda:

Friday, October 25, 2019

10:30 am -12:00 pm Montana Farmers Union Insurance Meeting
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Luncheon: Dr. Bajwa of Montana State University; Sponsored by Farmers Union Industries
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm General Session: Welcome: Audit report, FUI Report, Dan Hildenbrandt Beef Council Report; Nominations
2:25 pm – 3:00 pm Concurrent Workshops:( choose one)

1.)Transportation Update: Terry Whiteside

2.) MDOA Update on FSMA: David Wise & Andrea Sarchet

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm The state of agriculture in the Dakotas and Wisconsin:
Round table: Mark Watne, Doug Sombke, Gary Wertish & Alan Merrill
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm MFU Policy
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Break
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Farmers Union Insurance Reception
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Entertainment: Erick Känd Comedy Hypnosis Show

 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

7:30 am – 8:30 am FUE Leadership Breakfast: Sponsored by First Interstate Bank; Presentation by FUE Leadership couple Kody and Serena Cator
8:40 am – 10:30 am General Session: Credentials, Resolutions, By-Laws, Policy
10:30 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 11:30 am Malt Barley testing: Dr. Jamie Sherman-MSU Plant Sciences
11:30 am – 12:00 pm The State of Trade: Dr. Fortenberry, Washington State University
12:00 pm – 1:20 pm Youth Luncheon: Keynote speaker Luc Swensson; Centennial Family Awards; Presentation of Youth Awards
1:20 pm – 1:40 pm Break
1:40 pm – 2:10 pm Precision Ag Concepts: Triangle Ag-Services –Brent Heiken
2:10 – 2:40 Grizzly Management; Sarah Zielke; Bear Management Technician, FWP
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

 

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Update on Feral Swine and the Potential Impact on Montana’s Wildlife, Habitat and Agricultural Industry: John Steuber, State Director for Montana USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services

Break (snacks)

3:45 pm – 4:20 Suicide Prevention in Montana: Jamie Eastwood, Executive Director/Founder  of Breathe “Let’s start a conversation” Presentation: QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 Simple Steps Anyone Can Learn to Help Save a Life from Suicide.
4:20

5:30

Policy Discussion if necessary

Reception

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Murder Mystery Dinner Show presented by Jest Murder Mystery Company; MFU Foundation Fundraiser

 

More details at MontanaFarmersUnion.com

Details

Start:
October 25 @ 8:00 am
End:
October 26 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://montanafarmersunion.com/event/mfu-state-convention/

Venue

Best Western Heritage Inn
1700 Fox Farm Rd, Great Falls, MT 59404 United States
Phone:
406-761-1900

Organizer

Montana Farmers Union
Phone:
(406)452-6406
Website:
https://montanafarmersunion.com/