Registration now open for the Mont. symposium for ag women |

Registration now open for the Mont. symposium for ag women

Bozeman, Mont., June 24, 2013 – Registration has opened for the 13th annual Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture Symposium in Miles City, Mont., on Sept. 17-19.

This symposium will give women involved in promoting Montana’s agriculture the opportunity to learn about issues affecting Montana’s rural agricultural communities, promote leadership development and further support women’s leadership roles within those communities.

Topics for discussion include Cover Crops in Montana, Agricultural Taxation Update, Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) and Cattle Selection, Oil & Gas Update, tours of the Tongue River Vineyard and Winery and the USDA Livestock and Range Research Lab at Fort Keogh, Grilling Presentation at the Range Riders Museum, motivational speakers and panels on the Farm Bill, Value Added Ag Businesses and on Ag Lending Opportunities.

Registration cost $60 prior to Aug. 30 (postmarked) and $75 after that date. Registration forms, booth registration forms, sponsorship forms, agenda, lodging and more information are available at any USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office and online on the Montana FSA Web site at – look under ‘State Events.’

This year’s symposium is hosted by: USDA Food and Agriculture Council, Montana Agri-Women, Montana Cattlewomen, Montana Farm Bureau Women, Montana Woolgrower Women, Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE), Montana Beef Council, Ag in Montana Schools, Intertribal Agriculture Council, Montana Department of Agriculture and Montana Farmers Union.

For more information, contact Jennifer Cole at or (406) 587-6786; for registrations contact Michelle Edwards at and/or (406) 873-5618, ext. 2, for booths/sponsorships contact Maria Braun at or (406)778-2238, ext. 2 and/or visit our symposium page at – under ‘State Events.’

–Montana USDA

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