2012 Young Ag Leadership Conference

October 5-7 ✩ Holiday Inn ✩ Great Falls, MT

Join us…

We are again proud to present Montana’s Young Ag Leadership Conference! This is a great event, packed with workshops on marketing and finance issues, emerging technologies and leadership development.

A committee of your peers planned this conference and you won’t find a better opportunity to network with other young leaders as you gather new insight on improving and promoting agriculture in our state. We hope you choose to be

a part of this event, as well as take an active role in Montana’s agriculture…it’s your industry and your way of life.

See you in October!

2012 YALC Planning Committee

Click here to register and pay on-line

Attendees are responsible for making their own room reservations.  Rooms under the “YALC” block can be reserved by clicking here until September 19, 2012.

2012 YALC Conference Agenda

October 5, 2012

4:00-7:30 PM Registration Open

6:00 PM Social

7:00 PM Dinner

Humor For The Heart of Agriculture – Comedian Damian Mason -Sponsored by Farmers Union Insurance & Independence Bank

October 6, 2012

7:30 AM-5:00 PM Registration & Trade Show Open

8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast & Opening Session

Conversations with E.A.S.E. – U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance – Sponsored by Torgerson’s & Bank of the Rockies

9:15-10:30 AM Workshops: Sponsored by Montana Land Reliance

  • Ag for Dummies – Communicating, without Confusing, the Consumer – Damian Mason
  • They Said, We Said, He Said, She Said – Sandra Hare, S*Hare Solutions
  • Ag Land Leasing: What You Need to Know to Get Started – Brian Lee, Attorney

10:30-11:00 AM Coffee Break and Trade Show- Sponsored by Mountain View Co-op and CHS Nutrition

11:00-12:15 AM Workshops:

  • Cream of the Crop: New Opportunities for Your Farm – Byron Layonne, Pulse USA & Ryan Holt, WestBred
  • Join the Conversation about the Food You Produce – U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance
  • Ag Land Leasing: What You Need to Know to Get Started – Brian Lee, Attorney

12:15-1:30PM Lunch

Montana Senate Race 2012 – Sponsored by Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Committee

  • Senator Jon Tester (invited)
  • Rep. Denny Rehberg (invited)

1:45-3:00PM Workshops – Sponsored by Montana Land Reliance

  • How to Have a Conversation about the Food You Produce – U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance
  • They Said, We Said, He Said, She Said – Sandra Hare, S*Hare Solutions
  • Cattle Breeding for Profit – Will Townsend, American Simmental Association

3:00-3:30 PM Coffee Break and Trade Show

3:30-5:00 PM Discussion Groups – Sponsored by CHS Foundation

  • Group 1: “You Want Us To Get Involved…But How Do We Do That?” – Finding your place in your community, government and commodity organizations.
  • Group 2: “Ag Issues in Montana” – Pick the brains of your commodity experts and find out what to look for in the 2013 Legislative Session.

6:00 PM Depart for Social Hour at the Peaks to Prairie Event Center – Sponsored by Northwest Farm Credit

7:00 PM Dinner – Sponsored by Stockman Bank, Moodie Implement

8:00 PM Dancing to the Hard Arnold Palmers

October 7, 2012

9:00-10:30AM Closing Breakfast – Sponsored by Mountain West Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co.

Wanted: Beef Industry Leaders – Bill Donald, Past NCBA President

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