2019 MGGA Convention Agenda

TUESDAY, 12/3/19

1:00-5:00   The Art of Negotiation – Jack Williams (separate registration fee of $100/ea, limited to 75)

5:30  PARTNERSHIPS IN AG RECEPTION – everyone welcome!

3:00-7:00 Trade show exhibitor set-up

 

WEDNESDAY, 12/4/19

7:00  WELCOME BREAKFAST

7:30  Address from Dr. Sreekala Bajwa, MSU VP, Dean & Director of College of Ag and MAES

8:00  Pulse Market Outlook – Carlos Carius, The Redwood Group

8:30  Pulses as Food Ingredients – Mackenzie Christensen, AGT Food & Ingredients

9:00  TRADE SHOW OPENING

10:00  MGGA Committee Meetings

12:00  LUNCH

1:00  Emerging Ag Technologies & the Law – Cort Jensen, MT Department of Ag

2:00  Managing Agricultural Ecosystems – Dwayne Beck, SDSU Dakota Lakes Research Farm

3:00  TRADE SHOW BREAK

3:30  Canola Production & Marketing Strategies in Montana – panel: Karen Sowers, PNW Canola Association; Don Nagy, Sunburst; Brad Birch, Dry Fork Ag

4:00  Farm Business Operating Structure & Tax Management Analysis – Jennifer Forsyth, Hi-Line Law and Curt Barnekoff, Wipfli

5:00  USDA-FSA presentation – speaker TBD

5:45  TRADE SHOW RECEPTION

 

THURSDAY, 12/5/19

7:00  CROP INSURANCE INDUSTRY BREAKFAST

7:30  The Role of Northern Crops Institute and Wheat Marketing Center in Promoting Montana Wheat – Brian Sorenson, NCI; Janice Cooper, WMC

8:30  Grain Foods ‘Breadbasket Products’ Industry Checkoff – Christine Cochran, Grain Foods Foundation

9:00  TRADE SHOW BREAK

10:00  International Trade Discussion Panel – USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Ag Ted McKinney; Augusto Bassanini, UGC; Angela Hofmann, Farmers for Free Trade; moderated by Spencer Chase, Agri-Pulse

11:15  Everything You Need to Know About Podcasts – Spencer Chase, Agri-Pulse

12:00  LUNCH

1:00  Laugh More, Stress Less – Lyndy Phillips, humorous speaker and comedy magician

2:00  Global Markets, Local Impacts and Maximizing ROI on Stored Grain – Britt O’Connell, Commodity Risk Management Group

3:00  TRADE SHOW BREAK

3:30  MGGA Resolutions

5:30  MSU RECEPTION

6:30  MGGA PRESIDENT’S BANQUET

8:30  President’s Reception