2014


Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014
11:30 am Registration
12:00 pm Workshop Lunch Speaker – Joe Albrecht, MGEX
1:00 Contracting, Hedging, Options, Basis Changes Dr. Gary Brester, MSU
2:15 BREAK
2:30 Risk Tolerance Assessment Dr. Gary Brester, MSU
3:00 Fence Hedges, Synthetic Puts, Rolling Options, Storage Dr. Gary Brester, MSU
3:45 BREAK
4:00 Grain Marketing Panel Mark Black, Malteurop; Kent Kupfner, CGI; Steve Bahnmiller, Big Sandy; Paul Broyles, Rapelje 
5:15 PUT Option Purchase Decision Dr. Gary Brester, MSU
5:30 Partnerships in Ag Reception Northern Ag Network & MGGA
7:30 Great American Harvest Showing

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014
7:00am Welcome Breakfast Buffet
7:15 MW&BC Program – Plant Transformation Through Genetics Dr. Tom Clemente, Center for Plant Science Innovation
8am-5pm Farm Bill Training Montana State University
8:15 Past, Present  & Future Grain Rail Issues John Miller, BNSF Railway
9:00 Trade Show Opening
10:00 State Hail Board Hail Board 
10:00 MGGA Committee Meetings Committee Chairs, Membership 
12:00pm LUNCH Northern Ag Network
12:30 REAL Montana Update Janelle Booth, Program Director and Kristen Krueger, Member Class I
1:00 Someone Shot the Bull-What to Do With This Bear Market Brett Wilson, BW  Futures
2:00 Farm Transition: What Each Generation Needs For Succession Success Elaine Froese, CAFA, CHICoach
3:00 Trade Show Break
3:30 Montana Ag Safety Seminar Les Graham, Jim Larson 
3:30 The Best Income Tax Update You’ll Ever Attend Curt Barnekoff, Galusha, Higgins & Galusha
4:30  Farm Program Decisions Lola Raska, MGGA
5:00 Organic Crop Production – Working for Montana Panel: Bob Quinn, KAMUT Int.
Bill Evans, Chouteau Co. FSA
5:30 Trade Show Reception Trade Show Reception
7:00 Wheat Advocacy Auction Wheat Advocacy Auction

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014
7:00am Crop Insurance Industry Breakfast
7:45 Farm Bill-Has the Dust Really Settled? Brandon Willis-RMA
Bruce Nelson-MT FSA
8am-5pm Farm Bill Training Montana State University
9:00 Trade Show Break
10:00 The Big Data Gamble-So Much to Gain, But What’s to Lose? Doug Hackney, Enterprise Group
11:00 Just Who is Setting Sustainability Standards? Keira Franz, NAWG; Bill Harp, General Mills; Will Roehm, grower
12:00pm LUNCH KMON Ag Radio 
12:30 Grains Foundation Report/Meet MSU’s New College of Ag VP Dale Schuler, Montana Grains Foundation/Dr. Charles Boyer, MSU
1:00 Plant Biotechnology in a Hungry World Terry Wanzek, Truth About Trade & Technology
2:00 Eyes in the Sky – Drones in Ag Deimna Heiken, Triangle Ag-Services
2:30 Dept of Ag Update and 2015 Legislative Overview Cort Jensen, MT Dept of Ag
3:00 Trade Show Break
3:30 MGGA Resolutions President Flikkema, Membership 
5:30 MSU Reception
6:30 President’s Banquet  
8:30 President’s Reception