Working for You

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 November 2021:

*VP Koch attended the Montana Equipment Dealers Association 112th Annual Conference in Whitefish. He participated in their Right to Repair Panel Discussion with other association executives and equipment dealers.

*Emily sent Fall Membership letters. We mixed up the letter into more of a flyer with photos and quotes from leadership.

*In preparation of the Fall Board Meeting, leadership and staff participated in a virtual Policy Discussion with MGGA members. Thank you for joining and engaging with the association as member engagement is vital to our success.

*MGGA is in the early stages of Strategic Planning. The planning meeting will take place in February. EVP Vergeront continues to prepared and work with Sarah Bohenkamp, who will facilitate the meeting.

*EVP Vergeront participated in NAWG’s monthly Policy Meeting with state staff. Issues discussed include; Tax Advocacy Campaign, Farm Bill, Continuing Resolution and WHIP+ and 2021 Wheat Industry Fall Conference.

*President Konen participated in the Drought Management Plan meeting via Zoom. The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation spoke on goals and overviews of the planning process and how to get involved.

*EVP Vergeront participated in the Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team Listening Session via Zoom. This was an opportunity for stakeholders and public to provide feedback on the work accomplished since 2015, where things currently stand with the program and what opportunities may exist moving forward.

*Board members met in Great Falls for the Fall Board Meeting. It was a full day of work discussion, financials, budget, convention, drought, policy resolutions and nominations for board members.

*Governor Greg Gianforte officially opened the Montana Asia Trade Office in Taipei, Taiwan alongside Director General Daniel Chen of the Seattle Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office.
President Konen and Lobbyist John Semple attended the event in Helena.