Women’s Conferences Agendas Available

Women’s Conferences Agendas Available

Registration is now open for Montana Farmers Union’s Women’s Conferences to be held Feb. 2-4 in Miles City and Feb. 9-11 at Fairmont Hot Springs. 

The affordable annual events provide time and space for women to learn and network with each other, fostering relationships and momentum to build more resilient farms, ranches and communities. This year, attendees will hear from a wide range of speakers, including Megan Torgerson during the Fairmont event.  

For more detailed agendas and to register, visit https://montanafarmersunion.com/mfu-events/womens-conference/.

2024 marks the eleventh-annual MFU Women’s Conference and the second annual Eastern Montana Women’s Conference. Ladies are welcome to attend either – or both – of the conferences.  

“The MFU Women’s Conferences are not only about celebrating rural women and women in ag but bringing us together in community to learn from one another, ask questions of presenters and panels, and band together to make positive change in our rural communities and our local food systems. From land leasing and local food to storytelling and livestock and soil health, you won’t want to miss this year’s MFU Women’s Conferences,” said Rachel Prevost, MFU’s member services and government affairs director.  

Now by offering two conferences, one in the west and one in the east, MFU is excited to build energy and momentum statewide for our spring and summer Ladies Who Ag programs that are offered at the local level. Join us!” Prevost encouraged. 

Up first is the Eastern Montana Women’s Conference, to be held Feb. 2-4 at the Sleep Inn and Suites Hotel in Miles City, with a special excursion to Tongue River Winery. 

In addition to networking opportunities, the conference includes the topics of succession planning, wool and fiber, cooperatives, well-being in agriculture, ag innovation and more.  

The MFU Women’s Conference will follow Feb. 9-11 at Fairmont Hot Springs. 

Business development, succession planning, cooperatives, livestock nutrition, youth leadership, well-being in agriculture, and ag education, are just some of the topics to be covered during the event.  

Rural storytelling and lifting up rural voices will be a main topic during the conference, with Megan Torgerson as a keynote speaker at Fairmont. 

Torgerson, originally from Dagmar, is a writer, entrepreneur and founder of the original, award-winning podcast series Reframing Rural. Megan holds an MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University and a BA in English with a creative nonfiction emphasis from the University of Montana. She frequently collaborates with the Red Ants Pants Foundation and is currently co-producing a short documentary film featuring two first-generation women ranchers. 

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