January 25-27, 2023 – Heritage Inn, Great Falls, MT

The Annual MABA/MGEA Convention provides a great opportunity for MABA members to learn, share experiences, and collaborate with colleagues.  If you’ve never been to the convention, you should certainly make plans to attend this year’s event.  The event is host to professional speakers from across North America and over 500 attendees that are active in Agricultural Business in Montana.

Here’s what you can expect at the “Opportunities and Optimism” conference:

  • Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Points
  • MT Department of Agriculture Points
  • Over 60 vendors participating in the trade show
  • Outstanding speakers
  • Information pertinent to your businesses and employees

MABA takes the needs of its membership very seriously and it is for this reason that the MABA ensures that there are Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) and Department of Agriculture points available for all the sessions!

The “Opportunities and Optimism” agenda includes discussions on High Impact Meteorology, Pesticide Safety, Cybersecurity, Soil Water Measurement and Irrigation Management, Canola Challenges and Opportunities, Biologicals/BioStimulants, Employee Recruitment and Retention, Nutrient Management Impacts of Drought, Strategies for Replanting Winter Crops, OSHA Update, Warm Season Crops, Fungal Pathogens of Pulse Crops, Sugar Beets and Cereals, Soil Science Precision Ag and Agronomy, Irrigation Decision Support Systems, and Long Term Rotation Studies Related to Cover Crops, Winter Dicot crops, No-Till and Organic Systems. 

Wednesday morning of the MABA/MGEA Annual Convention and Trade Show is set aside for the Pesticide Recertification Workshop.  The 2022 agenda does not disappoint and includes expert speakers and discussions related to Grasshopper and Weevil Insecticide Use, Drought Impacts to Herbicide Carryover, and Improving the Management of Chickpea, Field Pea, and Lentil Diseases.  CCA and Department of Agriculture points will be offered for this event.

The MABA Annual Convention also provides an exciting opportunity for new agriculture professionals through a meet and greet and luncheon.  During the luncheon there will be an opportunity for veterans and new professionals to share challenges, concerns, opportunities and to create relationships to further build the professionalism of our industry.  The New Agriculture Professionals Meet and Greet is scheduled for Thursday, January 26 at Noon.

Thursday evening presents an opportunity to support Montana’s youth agricultural programs.  Each year, MABA and MGEA select an entity to receive the profits from the Thursday night social and auction.  This year the proceeds will go to Montana FFA Foundation and Montana 4H Foundation to support our endowed scholarships with those organizations. 

To sign up to be a sponsor, vendor or to register for the “Opportunities and Optimism” Convention please click on the banners below: