Working for You

Each month we provide some key areas where MGGA leaders and staff have been working on your behalf. Here is a sampling of important issues and activities for October 2017:

  • MGGA Vice President Michelle Jones participated in an Operations & Planning Committee conference call to discuss membership and budget issues of the National Association of Wheat Growers.
  • The MGGA Executive Board met in Great Falls prior to the fall board meeting to review the organization’s budget and discuss operations and policy items.
  • The MGGA Board of Directors met in Great Falls for their annual fall board meeting where resolutions were reviewed and debated and a FY18 budget was approved.
  • MGGA Executive Vice President Lola Raska attended the fall board meeting of the Montana Wheat & Barley Committee in Helena.
  • MGGA sponsored the Young Ag Leadership Conference held this year in Helena. Randi Sunford, Conrad, represented MGGA on the steering committee that plans each year’s conference.
  • MGGA officers and staff travelled to Charleston, South Carolina for joint fall board meetings of the National Association of Wheat Growers and US Wheat Associates. MGGA President Tom Butcher and Vice President Michelle Jones represent MGGA on the NAWG Board of Directors; Butcher on the Research and Technology and Wheat Breeding Innovation Committees and Jones on the Domestic and Trade Policy and Operations and Planning Committees.