Tuesday – 11/29/16
8:00-5:00 Montana Pulse Day Presented by Northern Pulse Growers
5:30-7:00 Partnerships in Ag Reception Northern Ag Network / MGGA / NPGA
5:30-8:00 MGGA Exhibitor Set-Up
Wednesday – 11/30/16
7:00 Welcome Breakfast Buffet Welcome Breakfast
7:15 Fundamentals of Gene Editing Dr. James Radtke, Cibus – sponsored by MT Wheat & Barley Committee
8:15 Next Generation Technologies for Wheat and Barley Dr. Hikmet Budak, MSU
9:00 Trade Show Opening
10:00 MGGA Committee Meetings Committee Chairs, Membership
10:00 State Hail Board Meeting MT Department of Ag
12:00 Northern Ag Network Lunch Russell Nemetz / Taylor Brown
1:10 The Politics of the Next Farm Bill–What Changed on November 8th? Dr. Stephanie Mercier, Farm Journal Foundation
2:00 Preview of the 2017 Legislative Session Taylor Brown, Ch Senate Ag; Brian Hoven, VCh Senate Ag; Llew Jones, VCh Joint Finance Subcom Ed
2:30 Montana Field Trials for On Combine NIR Analyzer Phil Clancy, Next Instruments
3:00 Trade Show Break
3:30 Practical Pros and Cons of Cover Crops Susan Tallman, NRCS
3:30 Montana Ag Safety Les Graham, MT Ag Safety Program
4:00 Disease Risk Following Corn Rotation Mary Burrows, MSU
4:30 Optical Detection of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds: The Convergence of Optical and Ag Technologies in MT Dr. Joe Shaw, MSU
5:00 NAWG’s Efforts to Develop a Meaningful Farm Bill Josh Tonsager, NAWG
5:30 Trade Show Reception
7:00 Advocacy Auction
Thursday – 12/1/16
7:00 Crop Insurance Industry Breakfast
7:30 Record World Production vs Record World Demand – Who Wins? Mike Krueger, The Money Farm
9:00 Trade Show Break
10:00-12:00 Yong Farmer Program – Farming Forward Farming Forward – Young Farmer Program
10:00 Cost of Production Shawn Fladager, NWFCS; Kate Fuller, MSU; Anton Bekkerman, MSU
10:30 Budgeting Farrah McGregor, NWFCS
10:50 FSA & NWFCS Loan Programs Amanda Johnson, NWFCS; Janet Smith, FSA
11:20 Crop Insurance Shawn Fladager, NWFCS
12:00 KMON-RadioLunch Rick Haines, KMON
1:10 Moving Montana’s Grain John Miller, BNSF
1:45 Big Data Under the Big Sky Neil McCormick, FBN
2:15 Grain Markets & Charting Brett Wilson, BW Futures
3:00 Closing Trade Show Break
3:30 MGGA Resolutions President Rob Davis
5:30 MSU Reception
6:30 MGGA President’s Banquet Entertainment by Plowed Under Band
8:30 President’s Reception