BOZEMAN – Montana State University’s College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station will honor the state and university’s agricultural legacy during the annual Celebrate Agriculture weekend, set for Nov. 10-12 on the MSU campus. The annual event is open to the public.
MSU Vice President of Agriculture Charles Boyer said the event has a meaningful history that mirrors the state’s cornerstone agricultural industry.
“As Montana’s flagship land-grant university, with its roots in agriculture, our successes today wouldn’t be what they are without our statewide supporters,” Boyer said. “The Celebrate Agriculture event celebrates and honors our agricultural legacy, current and former students and our entire extended agriculture family across Montana.”
The 17th annual event will include an agricultural outlook conference hosted by the MSU Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics and MSU Extension, “Agricultural Production Trends and Changing Food Systems,” on Friday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The conference will include MSU agricultural economics faculty and Extension agricultural economics specialists speaking about current MSU research related to agriculture banking, policy, and grain and livestock markets. The conference will also host the nationally renowned food economist Jayson Lusk as the conference’s guest M.L. Wilson speaker. Cost to attend the conference is $25; event registration and more information can be found online at http://www.ampc.montana.edu/fallconference/.
Following the outlook conference, the MSU Collegiate Stockgrowers will host a reception at 4 p.m. in the MSU Animal Bioscience Building.
The College of Agriculture gives Outstanding Agricultural Leader awards each year to selected individuals who have exhibited outstanding leadership in Montana in public service, as an agricultural producer, industry advocate or agri-business leader. The awardees will be recognized on Saturday, Nov. 12, during a free Harvest Breakfast that will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the South Gymnasium of the Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center. MSU President Waded Cruzado and MSU Vice President of Agriculture Charles Boyer will deliver remarks.
Later that day, the MSU Bobcat football team will take on U.C. Davis at 1:30 p.m. in Bobcat Stadium. Tickets for the game may be purchased by calling (406) 994-CATS.
For more information about Celebrate Agriculture and the event schedule, visit: http://agriculture.montana.edu/celebrateag/.
Contact: Susan Fraser, firstname.lastname@example.org or 994-3683