Events begin Friday morning with an economic outlook conference, "Agriculture 2012: A Changing Landscape," in the Procrastinator Theater in MSU's Strand Union Building. The conference will cover research-based analyses of current agriculture issues in Montana including cattle cycles and the economic impacts of drought, and landowner issues related to oil leasing.
The public is also invited to participate in the MSU Ag Fair at the Strand Union Building from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for games, food, and fun. Agriculture experts from around Montana will share their latest research results. Friday culminates with the presentation of the Outstanding Ag Leaders for 2012 awards.
Celebrate Agriculture!! continues Saturday morning with a Blue and Gold Breakfast with MSU President Waded Cruzado.
As Montana's land-grant university, MSU has a long heritage of supporting agriculture.
"Celebrate Agriculture!! is about sharing ideas and generating relationships in a festive atmosphere," said Jeff Jacobsen, dean of the College of Agriculture and director of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station. "These relationships are part of what has made Montana agriculture a $3.5 billion industry."
Contact: Tanya Reinhardt, MSU College of Agriculture, firstname.lastname@example.org, (406) 994-3683