When Montana State University parades out its latest farm research on Oct. 25-26 on the Bozeman campus, producers will have the opportunity to see where their research dollars are being spent.
Celebrate Agriculture will mark its 15th annual event featuring farm research at the MSU campuses and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station.
This is the moment growers and others in the farming industry will be able to interface with researchers to hear about the newest developments in studies that may help reduce operating costs and become more efficient. Agriculture experts from across the state will share their new information and discuss their latest research in the event open free to the public.
"As Montana's land grant university, MSU has a long heritage of supporting agriculture and we are pleased that Celebrate Agriculture highlights relationships that have been fostered between the MSU College of Agriculture and our regional clientele," says Glenn Duff, interim dean of the college and director of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station.
Collaboration between university researchers and the farm industry have become more important in recent years as state budgets for college studies have been slashed, and the role of the farmer and rancher community to support research has reached a new level of importance.
The conference begins on Oct. 25 at 9:30 a.m. in the Procrastinator Theater in the Strand Union Building on campus.
The event will address the role of cooperatives and timely issues facing the Montana agriculture industry, featuring three key guest lecturers, including Carl Casale, CHS, Inc. president/CEO. CHS is a Fortune 100 business owned by U.S. ag cooperatives, farmers and stockholders. The conference provides a forum to share research-based analysis of current farm issues in Montana.
A MSU Farm Ag Fair will run from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Strand Union Building ballrooms, featuring games, food, interactive booths and live music.
Outstanding Ag Leaders for 2013 will be honored.
On Oct. 26, a Blue and Gold Breakfast will be held, and at 2:05 p.m., the MSU football team plays host the University of California-Davis.