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  • Montana Stockgrowers Celebrates Accomplishments of M Bar Leadership Academy as Inaugural Program Concludes

    Montana Stockgrowers Association, For the Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is excited to announce the first graduating class of its premier leadership program - the Montana Stockgrowers M Bar Academy. Launched in June of 2022, The M Bar Academy is an 18-month program which fosters and grows leaders in the Montana ranching industry and provides individuals the opportunity to improve leadership skills, gain understanding of industry issues, and develop the expertise needed to provide leadership in Montana Stockgrowers, its...

  • MSGA Opens Applications for 2024 Summer Internship

    Montana Stockgrowers Association, For the Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is accepting applications for the 2024 Summer Internship Program until March 31, 2024. The internship duration will be from May - August. The MSGA Summer Internship Program was created to provide students with a hands-on experience of the various facets of association event planning and execution, policy development, social media engagement and coverage, and member engagement. This internship program is made possible from support of the Montana Stockgrowers Foundation. “MSGA is looking forward to w...

  • MSGA To Host Informational Webinars On APHIS Programs For Producers In Response To Grim Grasshopper Forecast

    Montana Stockgrowers Association, For the Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    As the grasshopper forecast for 2024 continues to raise concerns for producers across the state, the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is taking action. MSGA in coordination with USDA-APHIS has scheduled two webinars for agency experts to educate members on the opportunities available to mitigate the negative effects of an elevated grasshopper population. MSGA will offer two opportunities for ranchers to participate. The first webinar took place on Jan. 22, and the second on Tuesday, Jan. 30 ( at 6 p.m....

  • MSGA Second Vice President Stovall Joins Governor Gianforte In Taiwan To Promote Montana Beef

    Montana Stockgrowers Association, For the Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    Montana Stockgrowers Association Second Vice President Turk Stovall arrived in Taipei, Taiwan, Oct. 28, joining Governor Gianforte and a delegation of Montana business representatives. Stovall is one of 15 representatives from the Montana food and agriculture sectors and the only representative focused solely on opportunities to expand the demand of Montana beef. While in Taiwan, Stovall worked to establish business relationships and explore opportunities for U.S. beef exports to the region. Taiwan is currently one of Montana’s top trade p...

  • MSGA Files Amicus In Supreme Court Case Regarding How Beneficial Use Of Water Is Defined

    Montana Stockgrowers Association, For the Courier|Nov 1, 2023

    The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA), in partnership with other organizations who represent ranchers, farmers, business owners, cities, counties, local governments, irrigation districts and ditch companies, has filed a joint amicus brief with the Supreme Court of Montana supporting Tintina Montana, Inc. and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation regarding whether every person who manipulates or interacts with water should be required to obtain a water right, even when there is no beneficial use of water.The joint am...