Young farmer and rancher ag tour

   The Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher (YF&R) Committee is hosting a regional agricultural tour May 8-9 in Billings. The YF&R Tour, based out of the Big Horn Resort, provides a great opportunity to visit local farms, ranches and agri-businesses with plenty of time to network with fellow young farmers and ranchers.

   Tour stops Friday, May 8, include the Stovall Ranch (cattle), a tour of ORIgen (cattle genetics), and a tour and tasting at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery. Dinner that night is scheduled for the Montana Rib & Chop House with Michelle Dammen, Agri-Trend, speaking on ways to help reduce the risk of ag market volatility for your farm and ranch operations.

   Saturday’s, May 9, tours include a visit to the Hollenbeck Ranch (sheep) and Safflower Technologies (safflower products including oil, birdseed and kitty litter). Drange Apiary (raising bees and bee products) is the next tour stop followed by lunch and a tour of the Special K Ranch (a working ranch for adults who have developmental disabilities).

   For more information contact Sue Ann Struefert, 406-587-3153, To register or for more information, visit