Montana Stockgrowers Association meeting

   Mark your calendars to celebrate 131 years for Montana Stockgrowers Association at the organization’s MidYear meeting June 4-6 in Bozeman. This year’s MidYear event will be highlighted by Cattlemen’s College workshops, a tour of area businesses and live music with Ringling 5 and Crazy Mountain Express.

   MidYear is one of two major meetings MSGA holds annually where members will gather to discuss the issues facing Montana ranching families and set interim policy to guide the association through rest of the year. Policy Committee meetings this year will be hosted on the campus of Montana State University.

   Events will kick off Thursday afternoon, June 4, with Cattlemen’s College workshops presented by leadership coach Sarah Bohenkamp. Ranchers will have the opportunity to learn more about growth in leadership, improving time management and developing skills to build strong relationships that are critical to being successful in the ranching business.

   Friday, June 5, the opening general session will feature MSU Ag Economics Professor Dr. Gary Brester who will provide insight for current record cattle prices and provide context from historical market trends. Association policy meetings will take place Friday with discussion on topics affecting Montana ranchers today. A review of the 2015 Montana Legislative Session activity affecting the ranching community will also take place during the meeting.

   Ranchers will gather Friday night for a steak dinner, fun and live music from the Ringling 5. Area business leaders and the community are invited to a special fundraiser event Thursday night, June 4, for MSGA’s Research & Education Endowment Foundation, held at the Best Western GranTree Inn with entertainment by Crazy Mountain Express.

   For more information about MSGA’s 2015 MidYear meeting, contact MSGA’s office at 406-442-3420 or join the Facebook event.