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2018 Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture Conference

October 2-4, 2018 DoubleTree Hilton, Billings, MT


We’re having a PAJAMA PARTY! Please bring a new pair of pajamas of any size (baby to adult) and we will donate the pajamas to the local women’s domestic violence shelters. Learn more about our keynote speaker, Renee Rongen’s, special project!

Tuesday, October 2
3:00 pm: Registration Opens at DoubleTree
5:00 pm: Reception and Cheese Board Making Activity at Beyond the Box
(Limited to first 40 people!)
Light appetizers and local wine and beer will be served.
Evening: Dinner on Your Own

Wednesday, October 3
8:00 am: Welcome WSFA Planning Committee
8:15 am: 2018 Farm Bill Update with George Haynes, Montana State University.
9:00 am: Women in Business Panel
Shauna Farver – Farver Farms
Brittany Masters – Roam Free Bison Bites
Shelli Gayvert- Garden Avenue Greenhouse
Others to be added!
10:30 am: Break
11:00 am: Financial/Taxes with Amy Iverson, Wipfli LLC
12:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 pm: Generational Differences Panel moderated by Roni Baker, Yellowstone County MSU Extension Agent. 
Casey & Lacey Coulter, Brusett, MT
Bryan & Marcia Mussard, Dillon, MT
Kevin & Shirley Halverson, Big Timber, MT
2:30 pm: Break
3:00 pm: Farm Town Strong: Overcoming Opioid the Epidemic in Rural America with John Youngberg,  Executive Vice President, Montana Farm Bureau Federation.
3:45 pm: Break
4:00 pm: Spirit Tailings, Ellen Baumler, Author/Historian, Helena.
5:00 pm: Social Hour
6:00 pm: Dinner and Entertainment with The High Country Cowboys.

Thursday, October 4
8:30 am: How can annual forages work for you? Dr. Emily Meccage, MSU Forage Extension Specialist. 
9:30 am: Personality Assessments and how you can use them in your business. Megan Shroyer, Northwest Farm Credit Services
10:30 am Break
Silent Auction Closes
11:00 am: Closing Inspirational Keynote
Lipstick, Laughter, and Life with Renee Rongen.

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