136th Annual Montana Wool Growers Association Convention

December 5-7, 2019
Billings Hotel and Convention Center, Billings, MT


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

Tentative Agenda

Thursday, December 5, 2019
1:00pm          MWGA Board Meeting
6-8pm            President’s Lamb Feed-Sponsored by Arrow Livestock and Blue Bell Sheep
To Be held at the Hollenbeck Ranch, Molt, MT (weather pending). Transportation will be available.

Friday, December 6, 2019
8:00am             Resolutions Session Begins
8:00am             Registraton Opens
9:00am             Voices of Montana LIVE with Jim Brown, Kevin Halverson, and Ken McKamey
10:30-11am       Integrating Crops with Livestock, Trestin Benson, MSU
11am-12pm       Ag Emergency Training, Dr. Jeanne Rankin, DVM
12-1:30pm         Lamb Lunch with Keynote Speaker, MSU President Waded Cruzado
1:30pm               Resolutions Continues
1:30-2:30pm     Ag Safety Program, Les Graham
2:30-3:30pm    EID Systems and Technology, Dan Persons, Shearwell
3:30-4:00pm    Coffee Break, Sponsored by Stockman Bank
4:00-4:30pm    USDA APHIS Wildlife Services Update, John Steuber, Wildlife Services State Director
4:30-5:00pm    Livestock Loss Board Update, George Edwards, LLB Executive Director
5:00-5:30pm    Board of Livestock Update, Mike Honeycutt, BOL Executive Director
6:00-9:00pm    Speed Shear Competition, Calcutta, Live Auction Fundraiser, and Western Ranch Supply Waterhole
Lamb Sliders Sponsored by Montana Livestock Ag Credit and Superior Farms

Saturday, December 7, 2019
7:30am               Resolution Session Continues, If necessary
8-8:30am           Wool Update, Center of the Nation
8:30-9am           American Lamb Board Update
9-10am                Q & A with the Vet, Dr. Laurie Gaugler, DVM
10-10:30am        Coffee Break, Sponsored by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
10:30-12pm        Future of the Industry Discussion Panel
12-1:30pm           Lamb Lunch and Keynote Speaker, Janet Bucknall, USDA WILDLIFE SERVICES Deputy Administrator 
1:30-2pm             Integrated Parasite Management, Dave Scott, NCAT
2:00-3:00pm      Sheep Skill-A-Thon Competition
3:00-3:30pm       Ice Cream Social & Coffee Break, Sponsored by Montana Farmer’s Union
3:30-5:00pm       MWGA Annual Membership Meeting and Election of Directors
6:00pm                 Banquet Bars and Silent Auction Open
6:45pm                  Silent Auction Closes
7:00pm                  Annual Wool Grower Banquet
8:30pm                  Make It With Wool Fashion Show
9:30pm                  NFR Calcutta and Viewing Party

Sunday, December 7, 2019
7:00am                  Past President’s Breakfast-Sponsored by Bob Gilbert
8:00am                  MWGA Board Meeting

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