Montana Grain Growers Association to Meet Virtually for 65th Annual Convention December 1 & 2

November 27, 2020

The Montana Grain Growers Association (MGGA) will meet virtually December 1 & 2 for it's 65th Annual Convention. This year's theme is "Managing Risk in time of Uncertainty."

Vince Mattson, MGGA president from Chester says although they’re disappointed they can’t meet in person, they still have an informative meeting planned for participants.


  • 8:00-9:00 am – High Impact Meteorology in Production Agriculture
  • Eric Snodgrass, Atmospheric Scientist, Nutrien Ag Solutions, will discuss new technologies and observations that help increase farmers’ ability to manage weather risk.

* Link to join this webinar:

* To join by phone: 1-253-215-8782, Webinar ID 834 0458 2331


  • 1:00-3:00 pm – Grain Marketing Workshop
  • Ed Usset, Grain Marketing Economist, Center for Farm Financial Management, and Betsy Jensen, Farm Business Management Instructor, Northland College, will help attendees discover that great marketing is not so much about predicting prices, but eliminating mistakes in everyday decisions. They will also discuss what growers might expect from the markets going forward.

* Link to join this webinar:

To join by phone: 1-253-215-8782, Webinar ID 849 5700 0855


  • 8:00-10:00 am – MGGA Resolutions Session
  • The heart of MGGA is our policy platform. Grower members propose resolutions that are vetted and approved by the membership at each annual meeting. These resolutions direct the efforts of the MGGA board and staff throughout the year. See MGGA board of directors proposed changes here.

* Link to join this meeting:

* To join by phone: 1-253-215-8782, Webinar ID 856 8616 0568

  • 1:00-2:30 pm – Farm Business Management Panel Discussion
  • A group of experienced business advisors will address current issues and share their thoughts on risk management and reflective observations and advice aimed to help grain producers evaluate, strategize and posture their farm business in a unique environment of change and disruption. Joel Schumacher, MSU Extension Economics Associate Specialist, will moderate the panel. Panelists include attorney Keith Tokerud with Scott, Tokerud, McCurdy attorneys; Curt Barnekoff, Wipfli; Randy Williams, Stockman Bank; and Northwest Farm Credit Services specialist Flip Zeren.

Preregister here for this event

Source: Montana Ag Network and Western Ag Network