Thursday, November 19, 2015/Categories: General News, Today's Top 5, People in Ag, Organizations, Ag Issues, Education
Billings, MT (November 19, 2015) – Building a network of informed and engaged leaders to advance the natural resource industries in Montana is the mission of Real Montana.
The program is a two-year cycle of classes, tours, networking opportunities, and travel designed to heighten knowledge and enhance skills of emerging leaders. Participants analyze complex issues associated with agriculture and natural resources while receiving intensive leadership training and exposure to a wide range of experiences and viewpoints.
Classes consist of up to 20 participants competitively selected to represent a wide variety of natural resource industries across the state. REAL Montana seeks diversity in all aspects of class structure, including geography, gender, and industry sectors. The target audience is adults who earn a substantial percentage of their livelihoods from Montana natural resources who demonstrate the willingness and aptitude for long-term leadership in their respective industries.
This week the members of Real Montana Class II had extensive media training which included real interviews. One of their stops was KTVQ television in Billings, MT
Tracy Mosley and Blaine Juedeman joined the Northern Ag Network’s Russell Nemetz.
Tom Hougen, owner of the Hougen Ranch of Melstone and former president of the Montana Stockgrowers Association, and Molly Schwend, Manager of Community Relations with Cloud Peak Energy, had the opportunity to speak with Victoria Hill of Q2's Montana this Morning.
Chaley Harney with the Montana Beef Council and Paul Babb with North Western Energy talk about Real Montana during the Noon News.
Real Montana Class II members Jill Herold with Syngenta and Nick Miller with Helena Sand and Gravel featured on Morning Ag Report.
Source: Northern Ag Network-Russell Nemetz