December 15 -16, 2012

Heritage Inn, Great Falls

Woman on Horse


Vegi Basket

Women have always been an important part of agriculture.
In recent years, more women have returned to the farm in management roles and ARE KEEPING THE FARM. Of the 3.3 million U.S. farm operators, more than 30% (or more than 1 million) ARE WOMEN. As we transition to the next generation of women farm managers and owners, the need to educate women on farm business practices has never been greater.

Join us for the 1st Annual Montana Farmers Union Women’s Conference and learn how to invest for your future, plan your estate, write a business plan, preserve your garden vegetables, and compost your kitchen waste without the mess.

Lodging Information

Best Western Heritage Inn
1700 Fox Farm Road • Great Falls, MT 59404
(406) 761-1900 • Room Rate: $89.99 per night
if reserved by 12/1


is requested by December 7, 2012
› Members: $50 (click)
Member Registration
First/Last Name
› Non members: $80 (click)
Non-Member Registration
First/Last Name

Registration fee includes Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner
and breaks and Sunday breakfast
Christmas Luminaria Tour: Dec 15
8:00 pm from the Holiday Village Mall
There will be a break after dinner prior to departure

Saturday, December 15th

8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Janet Smith – USDA Farm Service Agency – Hispanic and Women Farmer and Rancher Claims Process
10:30am Rebecca Engum – Small Business Development Center – Writing Business Plans
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Jay Stenzel – Waddell & Reed – Investing and Retirement Planning
2:30pm Jon McCarty – Montana Estate Lawyer – Estate Planning
4:00pm Darlene Skari – Great Falls Flower Growers, Chester Garden Club – Rural Gardening
5:30pm Dinner
8:00pm Christmas Luminaria Tour – Depart from Holiday Village Mall

Sunday, December 16th

8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Mike Dalton “Captain Compost” – Gardens from Garbage – Bokashi Composting
11:00am Wendy Wedum and Alice Burchak – MSU Extension – Canning and Preserving
12:00pm Adjorn

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