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Montana Wool Growers Association

P.O. Box 1693 Helena, MT  59624       406-442-1330   mwga@mtsheep.org

MWGA

December 3-5, 2015

Billings Hotel and Convention Center - Billings, MT.


132th ANNUAL MONTANA WOOL GROWERS CONVENTION

132th Annual Montana Wool Growers Convention

December 4 & 5, 2015

Billings Hotel and Convention Center-Billings, Montana

Agenda

Thurs –Dec 3

1 pm Board Meeting


               6-8pm President’s Reception in the Hotel Lounge

                         Sponsored by Center of the Nation Wool

  

Friday-Dec 4

8am Resolutions Committee-Sunset


8am Registration Open


9am How Environmental Groups Fund Themselves through EAJA

Live Radio Broadcast with James Arneson and Voices of Montana

Jim Brown-Government Relations MWGA

John Helle-Helle Land and Livestock and Helle Rambouillet


10am Sheep, Bighorn and Bison Disease Update

Dr. Maggie Highland, Research Scientist-USDA-ARS Animal Disease Research


10:30 Coffee Break


11am US Sheep Experiment Station Update-Dr. Bret Taylor


12:00 Dr. Charles Boyer-MSU Vice President, Dean, and Director


1:30 MSU Animal and Range Sciences Update-Dr. Pat Hatfield, Department Head

       Dr. Whit Stewart-MSU Sheep Specialist


2:00 Around the World with IWTO-Ms. Monica Ebert, Montana Wool Lab Manager


2:30 Montana Ag Safety Program-Jim Larson


2:30 Young Producer Workshop-Attendance by Invitation


3:30 Coffee Break


4pm Resolution Committees

 

6pm Western Ranch Waterhole, Speed Shear Calcutta, Live Auction Fundraiser


Sat-Dec 5

        7:30 Resolutions


8 am Wool Outlook and Trends

Larry Prager-Center of the Nation Wool

Bruce Barker-Great Plains Wool

 

8:30 Wildlife Services Update-John Steuber, Montana State Director


               9 am Montana Livestock Loss Board-George Edwards, Exec Sec


9:30 Board of Livestock Update


10 am Coffee Break

 

                10:30 H2A Roundtable

                        Erik Lehfeldt-Mountain Plains Agricultural Service, President

Ken Wixom-Western Range Association, Director

 

12:00 Dr. Jeff Bader-MSU Extension Director

                

  1:30 American Wool Council Update

Ken Wixom-American Sheep Industry Board of Directors, Region VII

 

  2:30 Coffee Break

 

  3 pm Annual Meeting/ASI Blanket and Pillow Door Prize

 

  6 pm  Banquet Bars and Silent Auction Open

 

  6:45 Silent Auction Closes


 7pm Invocation & Woolgrower Banquet


 7:30 Door Prizes and Silent Auction Review

 

  8 pm Make It with Wool Fashion Show

 

  9 pm NFR Social & Raffle Drawing


Sun-Dec 6

 8am MWGA Board Meeting

                 We will fit in any attending Senators, Representatives, or their staffers as they arrive.

2015 CONVENTION INFORMATION

2015 Pre-registration form       PDF FORMAT     WORD FORMAT

2015 Vendor Registration form  PDF FORMAT   WORD FORMAT

2015 Convention Letter          PDF FORMAT         WORD FORMAT

2015 Convention Agenda        PDF FORMAT       WORD FORMAT