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Next Generation Conference by MRLA


Plan to Succeed in Succession "A Conference for All Generations"

Montana's Next Generation Conference, January 27 and 28, 2017, in Shelby, Montana will feature one day of business planning resources for the farm or ranch, and one day of production workshops. Purchase tickets online with credit card using the form below or print the registration form and mail in.

Friday, January 27, will feature Dave Pratt of the Ranching for Profit school. Dave will give both farmers and ranchers a fresh look at their agricultural operation, to see how to make it profitable enough to pass on to the next generation.

Saturday, January 28, will provide producers with nearly 40 workshop options covering crops and livestock production, financial management, record keeping, leasing, succession planning, and much more. Saturday's workshops will provide pertinent information for both the beginning and experienced producer, and counts as FSA Borrower Training as well.

Hosted by the Glacier and Toole County Farm Service Agency, local MSU Extension, Marias River Livestock Association and the Front Range Counties Farm Bureau, this comprehensive conference of succession planning and production workshops is one not to miss.

Friday's events will be held at the Shelby Civic Center (669 Park Avenue) and Saturday's events will be at the Shelby High School (1001 Valley Street) in Shelby, MT. This convenient location is just an hour and a half from both Great Falls and Havre, and has Amtrak service as well. Located at the crossroads of Highway 2 and I-15, Shelby makes a great host site!

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Managing for Today and the Future

MSU Extension, Pondera County will bring Roland Kroos with Crossroads Ranch Consulting, to Conrad January 30th through February 2nd to teach Principles of Holistic Management.  Roland has been involved with teaching holistic management principles for over 30 years and helping ranchers practice these management concepts. Roland received his training alongside Allan Savory, the founder of Holistic Management. Roland is also one of the instructors teaching holistic management at Montana State University. Registration is available online at Cross Roads Ranch Consulting.

Shaelyn Meyer, Pondera County Ag Extension Agent, took Roland's Holistic Management Course as an undergraduate at MSU. Here is what she has to say about the education she received: "The course really changed the way I think about decision making. Ecological health of the land, animal health, profit, quality of life… they are all connected, if you forget about one of these aspects of your ranching business, sooner or later that weak link will cause problems. Next semester I’m enrolled in the online, graduate level holistic management class that Roland helps teach as part of my coursework for my master's degree. I'm really excited for the class and this seminar as well."

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Join Marias River Livestock Association or Renew Your Membership

The support of the membership enables us to be part of the Young Leaders in Agriculture, Young Ag Couple Conference and the Montana's Next Generation Conference. All of these events help to educate and prepare our young or beginning producers.

The dues pay for the meeting rooms, speakers, and other expenses connected with educational meetings. The insurance for the association to cover events and any fees or tax preparation costs connected with our non-profit status also is paid for with dues.

Since the establishment of MRLA there has also been the purchased a $200 and $500 gas card to assist in the cost of fuel for Maggie to travel to Interagency Bison Management Meetings, Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee Meetings, Department of Fish and Wildlife Meetings, the Department of Livestock Meeting, Environmental Quality Committee meetings and attend hearing and such during the legislative sessions.

Your support of Marias River Livestock Association is important as is your thoughts on topics and issues. Please feel free to contact any of the Board of Directors to let them know what is on your mind.

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Upcoming Events

Montana Legislature in Session
Starting Jan 2, Helena MT
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Montana's Next Generation Conference
Jan 27-28, Shelby MT
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Holistic Ranch Management Seminar
Jan 30- Feb 2, Conrad MT
Features Roland Kroos, Crossroads Ranch Consulting. 

Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks Commissioners Meeting
Feb 10, Helena MT

Interagency Bison Plan Meeting
April 6, West Yellowstone

Interagency Grizzly Bear Meeting
June 20-22, Stage Stop Inn, Choteau MT

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