Tentative

TUESDAY- 11/28/17

1:00 pm Farm Business Management and Succession Planning Workshop
Dick Wittman, Wittman Consulting
5:30 Partnerships in Ag Reception
Sponsored by Northern Ag Network & MGGA
3:00-7:00 Exhibitor Set-Up  


WEDNESDAY – 11/29/17

7:00 am  Welcome Breakfast
7:30 MWBC Program – Building World Markets for US Wheat
Vince Peterson, President US Wheat Associates
8:30 National Organization Reports
Gordon Stoner, Past President NAWG
Buzz Mattelin, Vice President NBGA
9:00 Trade Show Opening 
10:00 MGGA Committee Meetings
12:00 Northern Ag Network Lunch
Ben Thomas, Director Montana Department of Ag
1:00 Ag Inside the Beltway
Chandler Goule, CEO NAWG
2:00 MSU Research Presentations 
3:00 Trade Show Break
3:30 Breakout Sessions Room 1:
1. Micronutrients – Ross Nielson, AgriGro
2. Transitioning to Organic – Roy Benjamin, Shelby
3. Food Processing – Greg Thayer/Sam Schmidt, Montana Milling
3:30 Breakout Sessions Room 2:
1. Flour Milling Industry – Chris Labbe, Kerr Pacific
2. Ag Statistics and Surveys – Eric Sommers, MT NASS
3. Crop Diseases – Mary Burrows, MSU
4. Deferred Payment Contracts – Stockman Exchange
6:00 Reception
Meadowlark Country Club
7:00 MT Wheat & Barley Committee 50th Anniversary Dinner
Meadowlark Country Club


THURSDAY – 11/30/17

7:00 am    Crop Insurance Industry Breakfast 
7:30 Communication and Engagement with Consumers
Janice Person, Online Engagement Director, Monsanto
9:00 Trade Show Break
10:00 Changing Image of Agriculture
Julie Borlaug, VP Communications & Public Relations, Inari Agriculture Inc.
11:00  Humic Substances for Soil Health
Dr. Mir Mohammed Seyedbagheri, University of Idaho
11:00  Making the Grade – Hands On Grain Grading Workshop
Greg Stordahl, MT State Grain Lab
12:00 KMON Radio Lunch
Winifred-Asbjornson Endowed Chair Report – Dr. Charles Boyer, MSU
1:00 Genome Sequencing of Montana Wheat
Dr. Hikmet Budak, MSU
1:30 Alternative Crops Panel Discussion 
3:00 Closing Trade Show Break 
3:30 MGGA Resolutions
5:30 MSU Reception
6:30 MGGA President’s Banquet & Reception