FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February, 25 2016
Lyndsay Bruno, Communications Director
Office: 452-6406; Cell: 788-8777
Registration Open for Young Producers Conference, April 1-2, Havre
Great Falls, MT- Montana Farmers Union has announced it will host the annual Young Producer Conference in Havre at the Best Western Plus, April 1-2.The agenda will include topics ranging from Ag Lending, Tools for Ag Techie-Technology and Agriculture & Social Media by Ryan Goodman with AgriClear. Attendees will also have the opportunity to go off-site to the Northern Ag Research Center for hands-on education on Cattle Handling & Technology, Cover Crops for Grazing and Soil Health.
Friday night’s keynote speaker will be blogger and farmer Shauna Farver. MFU member Jake Fagan, with the Beginning Farmer Institute, will be the keynote for Saturday’s lunch, and Russell Nemetz with Northern Ag Network will be the keynote for Saturday night.
Membership & Development Director Justin Loch says this year’s conference is open to anyone interested in agriculture. “There will be something for everyone at this year’s conference. Montana Farmers Union is a grassroots organization. Young producers are the future of agriculture in Montana, and our goal is provide the resources and education for them to succeed.”
The cost of the conference is $25.00-Members and College Students & $35.00-Non Members/Non Student. Attendees can stay at the hotel for two nights for an additional $50.00. Hotel Reservations will be made by MFU. MFU is offering a day camp for those interested for a fee of $10. To register Click here for a full agenda & registration information or call the MFU office at 452-6406
The Montana Farmers Union is a statewide grassroots organization working for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities through conferences, scholarships and other educational opportunities as well as legislative representation and support for producer-owned co-ops.