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Each year in November, American Agri-Women hosts a National Convention to bring members and affiliate members together for leadership and professional development sessions, speakers, and to host our annual business meeting.
The 48th Annual American Agri-Women Convention
Bozeman, Montana ~ November 2-6, 2022
Do you hear them? The Mountains are Calling, the mountains in Bozeman, Montana, to be specific. Join Montana Agri-Women as they host the American Agri-Women National Convention on November 2-6, 2022.
Montanans like to say our state is easy to get to, hard to leave. Travel is effortless because most major airlines fly into Bozeman, Mont., at relatively inexpensive fares. Traveling continues with ease as the host hotel, The Best Western GranTree Inn, offers a complimentary shuttle from the airport and a favorite spot for locals and visitors: Bozeman’s quaint yet vibrant Main Street located downtown, Bozeman. This option is perfect for attendees who wish to enjoy Bozeman’s unique foodie experience and niche shopping opportunities.
The convention will showcase the beauty of Montana and what it means to be in Montana agriculture. Before the usual AAW business meetings, Montana Agri-Women plans to start this convention with style at the “Meat & Greet.” Notice the “meat” may look like an error, but it is the correct reference to the kick-off event. Attendees will be right in the middle of Beef Country, and what better way to welcome AAW members and guests than with some tasty beef treats. This “ladies’ night in” will also offer many unique vendors specific to fashion with a networking style show.
No convention is complete without tours, and Montana Agri-Women created a diverse educational tour during convention and post-convention. Both tours will give participants a glimpse of the western way of life, from barley to beef and everything in between. The post-tour allows learning a little about American royalty – The Copper King and underground tours in Butte, Mont. The post-tour concludes with an evening and an overnight stay at a Montana favorite, Fairmont Hot Springs.
The convention is packed with speakers between the tours, including a panel specific to reaching urban audiences and telling our unique agricultural story. Other speakers include experts on Montana natural resources, grizzly bears, and a featured inspirational speaker. Follow Montana Agri-Women’s social media for future speaker spotlights.
During the AAW business meeting, tours are available for guests and spouses, including the Agricultural Science department and farm, through Montana State University and the Museum of the Rockies.
The 2022 Nominating Committee of American Agri-Women is seeking members to join our exceptional organization’s leadership roles. Our organization members are tremendously talented, intelligent, and dedicated women. In a “Call to Service,” we call AAW members to apply for the various positions: Vice President of Education and Secretary for the AAW Executive Board, three positions for the AAW Foundation Board, and four positions for the Nominating Committee. The application can be found online at americanagriwomen.org under Membership – Member Login. The job descriptions are in the Policy and Procedure Manual found in Member Login. Please consider applying for a position in American Agri-Women. Elections are in Bozeman, Montana, at the National Convention on November 3-6, 2022. The deadline for applications is August 1.
Send your completed application to Melody Speer, Nominating Committee Chair, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please email the Committee Chair or text/call 830-591-7727.