Agricultural Production Trends & Changing Food Systems

This conference was held at the MSU Bozeman Campus in the Procrastinator Theater (282B Strand Union Building) on Friday, November 11, 2016.

The 2016 conference featured was highlighted by M.L. Wilson lecture provided by Dr. Jayson Lusk from the Oklahoma State University. Dr. Lusk discussed trends, changes and consumer choices related to food systems.  The morning session also included several faculty members from MSU’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics. The afternoon session featured two breakout sessions.  One focused on Agricultural Profitability as part of the Montana Research and Economic Development Initiative and the other highlighted some current research at MSU. 


Montana Agriculture:  Global Trade to Local Foods

This conference was held at the MSU Bozeman Campus in the Procrastinator Theater (282B Strand Union Building) on Friday, November 6, 2015.

The conference featured several faculty members from MSU’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics addressing current issues facing Montana agricultural producers.  The morning session concluded with a keynote address provided by Professor Colin Carter from University of California, Davis.  Dr. Carter discussed the role of  trade and the trans-pacific strategic economic partnership agreement.  The afternoon session featured two breakout sessions.  One focused on Price Risk Management while the other focused on Local Foods. 


Montana Agriculture:  Current Issues and the Role of Agricultural Research

This conference was held at the MSU-Bozeman Campus in the Procrastinator Theater (282B Strand Union Building) on Friday, November 7, 2014.

The conference featured several faculty members from MSU’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics addressing current issues facing Montana agricultural producers.  The morning session concluded with a keynote address provided by Professor Philip Pardey of the University of Minnesota. Dr. Pardey discussed the role of research in the agricultural sector.  The afternoon session featured several options for attendees to choose from.


Montana Agriculture in 2014: Prospects for Growth, Future Challenges, and the Role of Cooperatives

This conference was held at the MSU-Bozeman Campus in the Procrastinator Theater (282B Strand Union Building) on Friday, October 25, 2013.

The conference featured five DAEE faculty members addressing timely issues facing Montana Agriculture and three guest speakers addressing issues related to Cooperatives. The conference concluded with the Carl Casale (President and CEO of CHS, Inc.) providing the M. L. Wilson distinguished lecture. 


Agriculture 2012: A Changing Landscape

This conference was held at the MSU-Bozeman Campus in the Procrastinator Theater (282B Strand Union Building) on Friday, October 26, 2012.

It was sponsored by MSU Extension, MSU’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, Northwest Farm Credit Services, and MSU's College of Agriculture.


Montana Agriculture in Volatile Times

This conference was held at the MSU-Bozeman Campus in the Procrastinator Theater (282B Strand Union Building) on Friday, October 28, 2011. 

It was sponsored by MSU Extension, MSU’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, Northwest Farm Credit Services, and MSU's College of Agriculture.


Agriculture and Energy in Montana

This conference was held at the MSU-Bozeman Campus in the Procrastinator Theater (282B Strand Union Building) on Friday, November 5, 2010.

It was sponsored by MSU Extension, MSU’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, Northwest Farm Credit Services, and MSU's College of Agriculture. The conference provided accurate, timely and unbiased information on recent developments in Montana Agriculture and Energy.


Montana's Rural Economy: The Future of Agriculture and Rural Healthcare

This conference was held at the MSU-Bozeman Campus in the Procrastinator Theater (282B Strand Union Building) on November 12, 2009.

It was sponsored by Montana State University Extension and MSU’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics. The conference provided information on recent developments in the Montana's Rural Economy & Rural Healthcare.


Agricultural Outlook 2008: Farm Bill, Wind Energy & Climate Change

This conference was held in Bozeman at the Museum of the Rockies on November 14, 2008.It was sponsored by Montana State University Extension and MSU’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics. The conference provided accurate, timely and unbiased information on recent developments in Montana agriculture.

Conference speakers comprised of experts in Agricultural Climate Change Policy, Farm Bill Policy, Commodity Markets and Renewable Energy. The conference concluded with a round table discussion of the future on Montana Agriculture from 2010 to 2020.


BioFuels: Boom or Bust for Montana Producers

This conference was held in Bozeman at the Hilton Garden Inn on November 9, 2007.  Each of the speakers presented a different angle on how biofuels impact Montana farms and ranches. It was sponsored by Montana State University Extension, Montana Farm Bureau Federation, Montana Grain Growers Association, NCAT, and Scientia.

Conference speakers were comprised of agricultural economists, cropping specialists, animal feeding experts, industry leaders and leading state government employees.