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 December 2022:

*MGGA Board of Directors voted to approve the 2022-2023 officer slate; President Keane, Vice President Heilig, Treasurer Lohr, Secretary Sheffels and Past President Koch.

*President Keane had introductory conversations with Lt. Kristen Juras and the Department of Agriculture shortly after being elected President. 

*Staff from MGGA and Montana Wheat and Barley Committee had their annual Christmas Lunch with a white elephant gift exchange. It was great to include new Executive Vice President Kent Kupfner this year.

*MGGA expanded the search for the future Executive Director for the Montana Pulse Crop Committee and plans to interview a larger pool of candidates towards the end of January and
beginning of February.

*MGGA joined and participates in the Business Caucus meetings with the Montana Chamber of Commerce. These meetings will take place during the legislative session to keep Montana
businesses informed on various topics.

*After several months of research MGGA leadership decided not to pursue an app for MGGA. We will expand our social media presence, email capabilities and text to remind program in order to serve our members best.

*Past President Koch participated in the virtual NAWG Domestic Trade Policy Committee Meeting. Committee members discussed and voted for recipients of NAWG Congressional Awards for the Wheat Leader of the Year and Wheat Advocate Award.