By Michelle Bigelbach
The Courier 

Ag Expo Features Seminars, Dinner, Honors and Fun


September 20, 2017

The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture invite you to be part of history at the inaugural Northeast Montana Ag Expo on Friday, Oct. 13, at the Valley Event Center. The expo is a combination of the longstanding “New Trends in Agriculture” day-long agricultural seminar and the “Ag Appreciation Dinner/Night of Honors.”

The morning will begin at 8:30 a.m., with one of America’s most widely followed agricultural broadcasters, Orion Samuelson, providing a seminar on “You Can’t Dream Big Enough.” Starting at 10 a.m., there will be breakout sessions covering topics from estate planning from Rocky Mountain Law Partners, PC; weed science/herbicide resistance from Dr. Brian Jenks from North Dakota State University; drought/weather update from the Glasgow National Weather Service; beef cattle management and health by MSU’s Dr. Rachel Endecott; managing capital and profits in today’s environment by John Gates from Northwest Farm Credit Services; grain market and beef cattle updates from Lance Wilson from Agri-Trend and narrowleaf hawskbeard from Shelley Mills from the MSU Extension office.

Throughout the seminars, concessions will be available on site from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Also starting at 10 a.m., a trade show will open inside and outside of the Valley Event Center. Both agricultural and home-based businesses are welcome to participate. The show will be free of charge for attendees with exhibit booths costing $100 for businesses and $30 for crafts or home based businesses.

As the day turns into evening, participants will have the opportunity to sponsor a table for a sit down prime rib dinner catered by the Cottonwood Inn. Save seats for your employees, invite your farm and ranch customers or extend an invite to a community volunteer. This fun event allows socialization with area producers and meet potential new customers. There are a range of sponsorship levels to choose from ranging from coffee club at $250 to rainmaker at $2,000. The dinner and dance is also open to the public and tickets will be available at the door for $75 per couple.

During the dinner, the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will also present the Del Strommen Trend Setter Award and they invite any area clubs or nonprofits to present awards/honors they may have. Following dinner and the presentation, live music will be provided by River North, allowing all to dance and have fun.

To participate in the expo or if you would like to take part in the trade show, contact the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, P.O. Box 832, 313 Klein Ave, Glasgow, 228-2222 or e-mail at [email protected].


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