Montana's Next Generation Conference 2020
Montana's Next Generation Conference, January 31 and February 1, 2020 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 Ticket River button at the bottom of this page or print registration is available on the conference website, https://mtnextgen.com/.
Friday, January 31, will kick off with The Long-Term "Big Picture" for Farmers and Ranchers, the promise and perils ahead for the world's farmers and ranchers to feed another 2 billion people by 2050. Following lunch, speaker Dan Manternach will delve into "The Vital Skills in Financial Management and Strategic Business Planning" covering key financial ratios from your lender's perspective, performance benchmarking to assess and improve competitive status in production costs and price risk management. The day will wrap up with a session on 'See Your Farming and Ranching Future as a Blessing and not a Punishment. This light-hearted and uplifting message will share how small-to-medium producers can compete with the "big boys," how parents can help the next generation, how to use a 'SWAT' team approach to sustain your multi-generational farm or ranch into perpetuity.
Saturday, February 1, will provide producers with 36 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 fulfills FSA Borrower Training requirements.
Hosted by the Glacier and Toole County Farm Service Agency, local MSU Extension, Marias River Livestock Association, NACDC Financial Services, and the Front Range Counties Farm Bureau, this comprehensive conference of business management, succession planning and production workshops is one not to miss.
Friday's events will be held at the Shelby Coyote Club (141 Main Street) and Saturday's events will be at the Shelby High School (1001 Valley St.) 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!
Discounted Early Bird pricing ($25/person/day or $40/couple/day) is available through January 17. Late registration ($30/person/day or $50/couple/day) ends January 24. For registration questions, please contact the Glacier County Extension Office at 406-873-2239 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See the conference website, www.mtnextgen.com for complete schedules and agendas, hotel information, etc. and follow the Facebook page, 'Montana's Next Generation Conference' for updates, giveaways, and speaker profiles.