2021 MGGA Conference Agenda

IN-PERSON

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30

1:00 PM – Complete Fertility Programs for Crops – Markus Braaten, Yara International

3:30 PM – Understanding Hyper Spectral Soil Sampling – Penelope Nagel, Persistence Data Mining and Amy Gardner, Lower Valley Consulting

5:30 PM – Partnerships in Ag Reception

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1

7:00 AM – Welcome Breakfast

7:15 AM – Fireside Chat with MGGA Leadership

7:45 AM – Bobcat Update – Dr. Sreekala Bajwa, Montana State University

8:00 AM – Transportation by Water and Rail Panel – Kristin Meria, Pacific Northwest Waterways Association and Angela Caddell, BNSF

9:00 AMNational Association of Wheat Growers Update – Jake Westlin and Dave Milligan, National Association of Wheat Growers

9:30 AM – Opening Trade Show Break

10:00 AMMGGA Committee Meetings

12:00 PM – Northern Ag Network Lunch

1:00 PMNitrogen Use Efficiencies with Irrigation – Jessica Torrion, Montana State University

1:45 PMFireside Chat with Montana Department of Agriculture – Christy Clark, Montana Department of Ag

2:15 PMUnstoppable – More Ag! More Mental Health! More Farm Fun!!! – Stuart Ellis-Myers

2:45 PMMental Health for Life – Stuart Ellis-Myers

3:30 PM – Trade Show Break

4:00 PMUnderstanding Carbon Credits – Shelby Myers, American Farm Bureau Federation

4:30 PMWeather Perspective for Upcoming Year – Eric Snodgrass, Nutrien Ag Solutions

5:30 PM – Trade Show Reception: Spaghetti Dinner, Old Fashioned Pie and Dessert Auction

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2

7:00 AM – Crop Insurance Industry Breakfast: New and Upcoming Crop Insurance Programs – Gary Heilig, Jr., Rain and Hail Insurance

8:00 AMMontana Agricultural Experiment Station Update – Darrin Boss, Montana State University Ag Experiment Station

8:30 AM – All Things Spring Wheat – Jason Cook, Montana State University

9:30 AM – Trade Show Break: New Member Meet & Greet

10:30 AMMarket and Trade Update – Lance Wilson, Integrity Consulting

11:00 AMMontana Grains Foundation Update – Dale Schuler, Montana Grains Foundation

11:15 AM – Right to Repair Panel

12:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM – Pulse, Barley & Canola Panel

1:45 PMTax Update – Dana Springer, Wipfli

2:15 PM – So-2021 Happened…Now What? Considerations for 2022 – Shawn Fladager and Samantha Brooks, Northwest Farm Credit Services

3:00 PM – Closing Trade Show Break

3:30 PMMGGA Resolutions

5:30 PM – MSU Reception

6:30 PM – MGGA President’s Banquet