134th Annual Montana Wool Growers Association Convention

November 30-December 2, 2017
Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center, Billings, MT

LODGING INFORMATION: Attendees are responsible for making their own room reservation. Call the Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center at (406) 248-7151 and request the MWGA room block for a special conference rate of $82.95/night. Be sure and book your room by November 1st! If you call for a room after November 1st and they still have rooms available, you will still get the special conference rate.



$25 Discount Available for First Time Convention Attendees on Full Conference Registration!!


Thursday, November 30, 2017

1-5PM MWGA Board Meeting
6-8PM “Getting to Know Ewe” President’s Reception, Hotel Lounge

Friday, December 1, 2017

8AM Registration Opens
8AM Resolutions Session
9AM LIVE Voice of Montana with Jon Arneson
10AM Coffee Break
10:15AM American Lamb Board Update-Megan Wortman, ALB Executive Director
10:45AM Q & A with the Vet-Dr. Laurie Gaugler, DVM
11:30AM MSU Update-Dr. Pat Hatfield, Department Head of Animal and Range Sciences
12:00PM Lamb Lunch and Keynote Address-Lane Nordlund, Nordlund Communications
1:30PM Ranch Family Business Management & Transition Planning-Brad Cook, Wipfli
2:30PM Montana Ag Safety Program-Jim Larson
2:30PM Resolution Session Continues
3:30PM Coffee Break-Sponsored by Stockman Bank
4PM Wildlife Services Update-John Steuber, WS State Director
4:30PM Montana Livestock Loss Board-George Edwards, LLB Executive Director
5PM Board of Livestock-Mike Honeycutt, BOL Executive Director
6PM Speed Shear Competition, Calcutta, Live Auction Fundraiser and Watering Hole Sponsored by Western Ranch Supply

Saturday, December 2, 2017

7:30AM Resolution Session Continues, If Necessary
8AM Wool Outlook and Trends-Bruce Barker, Great Plains Wool Co & Larry Prager, Center of the Nation
8:30AM Economic Ranch Tools for Sheep Producers-Bridger Feuz, Livestock Marketing Specialist
9:30AM Mastitis in Montana Sheep Research Update-Dr. Tom Murphy, MSU
10AM Coffee Break
10:30AM Lambing Barn Basics Producer Panel
12PM Lamb Lunch and Keynote Address-Mike Corn, ASI President
1:30PM Internal Parasite Resistance to Dewormers in Montana and Wyoming Flocks-Dr. Whit Stewart, University of Wyoming
2PM Grizzly Bear Delisting-Hilary Cooley and Quentin Kujala, Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
3PM Coffee Break
3:30PM MWGA Annual Meeting and Election of Officers
6PM Banquet Bars and Silent Auction Fundraiser Open
6:45PM Silent Auction Closes
7PM Wool Grower Banquet
8:30PM Make It With Wool Fashion Show

Sunday, December 3, 2017

7AM Past President’s Breakfast
8AM MWGA Board Meeting

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