The theme Legendary Leadership serves as the cornerstone for speakers and workshops during Montana Farm Bureau Federation Summer Conference June 12-14 in Fairmont Hot Springs. The Summer Conference is a time when advisory committees meet to discuss current agricultural issues and surface ideas for policy development. To view the full MFBF Agenda, CLICK HERE.
Leadership speakers for the conference include Angela Hofmann, Farmers for Free Trade, who kicks off Wednesday morning’s program with the latest news on trade concerns affecting Montana farmers and ranchers. William Perry Pendley of Mountain States Legal Foundation will discuss continuing challenges to private property rights.
Wednesday’s informational sessions cover topics Leadership/Advocacy; Issues; and Industry. The leadership session will address working with the media; Issues will include updates on the farm bill as well as transportation including Hours of Service and Electronic Logging Devices; and Industry will examine Montana’s rural economy and demographics. Another informational session highlights Extension updates on the Montana Fire Information Directory, water quality testing and the Soil Moisture Network and tools.
Commodity Advisory Committee meetings will be held during the afternoon and Wednesday evening is the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Fundraiser, “Spring Thaw.”
Thursday’s interesting tour covers Butte’s diverse past and present including a visit to the toxic Berkeley Pit and the fascinating World Museum of Mining Museum, with lunch at Headframe Spirits, a local micro-distillery. The tour wraps up with a detailed look at the Silver Bow County restoration/weed project. Members not participating in the tour will enjoy competing in the MFB Foundation Golf Scramble.
For more information visit www.mfbf.org or call 406-587-3153.