2018 MGGA Convention Speakers

Lyle Benjamin

Lyle Benjamin

Grower

MGGA Vice President
Brian Cavey

Brian Cavey

Senior VP Government Affairs

CoBank
Joel Farkell

Joel Farkell

Crop Consultant

Centrol
Kendra Goodman

Kendra Goodman

Manager

Wipfli, LLP
Keith Horton

Keith Horton

Senior Trial Agronomist

Cargill
Nathan Keane

Nathan Keane

Grower

MGGA Director
John Phipps

John Phipps

Commentator

Former host U.S. Farm Report
Jill Streit

Jill Streit

Owner, Chief Marketing Officer

Stricks Ag
Chris Westergard

Chris Westergard

President

Northern Pulse Growers
Darrin Boss

Darrin Boss

NARC Superintendent

Montana State University
Lochiel Edwards

Lochiel Edwards

Grower

Former MGGA President
Korey Fauque

Korey Fauque

Owner

KW Insurance
Jason Hafemeister

Jason Hafemeister

Trade Counsel to the Secretary

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Richard Jelinek

Richard Jelinek

Vice President Global Education

INTL FCStone
Chris Kolstad

Chris Kolstad

Chairman

US Wheat Associates
Sam Sexhus

Sam Sexhus

Group VP of Agricultural Products

BNSF Railway
Josh Tonsager

Josh Tonsager

VP of Policy

National Assoc. of Wheat Growers
Hikmet Budak

Hikmet Budak

Prof & Plant Sci Endowed Chair

Montana State University
Rick Engel

Rick Engel

Professor

Montana State University
Valerie Fedie

Valerie Fedie

Partner

Wipfli, LLP
Jane Holzer

Jane Holzer

Program Director

MT Salinity Control Association
Cort Jensen

Cort Jensen

Attorney

MT Department of Agriculture
Michael O’Dea

Michael O’Dea

Risk Management Consultant

INTL FCStone
Chad Shelton

Chad Shelton

CoAXium Executive Committee

Albaugh
Brion Torgerson

Brion Torgerson

Owner

Torgerson’s Equipment