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2019 Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture Conference

2019 Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture Agenda
Presented by Billings Community Foundation

October 1-3, 2019

Gallatin County Fairgrounds
Bozeman, MT
Exhibit Building 4

A Salute to Agriculture
Tuesday, October 1

3:00 p.m. Registration Opens
5:00 p.m. No-host Reception (optional): 406 Brewery Tour
Evening Dinner on Your Own

Wednesday, October 2

7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Welcome
WSFA Planning Committee
Presentation of the Flags, Montana State FFA Officers
8:15 a.m. Dr. Sreekala Bajwa, MSU Vice President of the College of Ag, Dean and Director
9:00 a.m. Women in Business Panel
– LeVonne Stucky, The Wool Mill
– Nikki Edmondson, Canty Boots
– Veronnaka Evenson, Swanky Roots
10:15 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. All About Coffee, Natalie Van Dusen, Treeline Coffee Roasters
12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch provided by Gallatin Cattlewomen
1:00 p.m. Financial Panel, Marilyn McMullen, FSA Ag Loan Chief and a producer
2:00 p.m. Elizabeth Shipstead, the Rural Sisterhood
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. 2020 Markets and Trade Outlook, Anton Bekkerman, MSU AgEcon Professor
4:30 p.m. Hemp in Montana, Kent McVay, MSU Extension Cropping Systems Specialist
5:00 p.m. Social Hour with heavy appetizers and cash bar
6:00 p.m. Bingo with Prizes! Liquid Nitrogen ice cream sponsored by ABS Global.

Thursday, October 3

7:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Nourishing Body and Spirit in a World of Change, Fred Provenza, Professor Emeritus, Utah State University
9:15 a.m. Rapid Fire Education
Zach Miller or Bridgid Jarrett, Western Ag Research Center, Small-Scale, High-Value Fruit Production
Michelle Grocke, MSU Extension Health and Wellness Specialist, Strong People, Strong Bones
Jackie Rumph, MSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent in Yellowstone County, Mental Health Programming in Montana
Carla Stanford, MSU Beef Cattle Specialist, Managing the Pregnant Female: fetal development programming implications for beef production.
10:15 a.m. Break
Silent Auction Closes
10:45 a.m. Ranch Grown Logic-Empowered Cowgirl, Judy Wagner, Montana Silversmiths
Noon Conference Concludes

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