January Collegiate Stockgrower Update

Montana State University Collegiate StockgrowersBy Kelsey Haughian, Secretary, Montana State University

A new semester has begun for members at Montana State University! We are excited to see what the semester will bring for Collegiate Stockgrowers as it is bound to be busy and fun for this crew! A new team of officers will be the first thing on the agenda in the coming weeks.

We ended last semester with the Annual Convention in Billings. We are thankful to be given such an opportunity as collegiate members to attend Convention. Over the four days, 12 members were able to meet others in the industry from across the state, as well as attend meetings on Tax, Finance and Ag Policies and Beef Production & Marketing. The club also appreciated the opportunity to speak at the Finale Banquet and draw for our bronze raffle.

The bronze raffle was a huge success, raising over $2,500! The winner of the bronze was Baylie Rodenbaugh of Miles City. Baylie is a high school junior and the daughter of Jeff and Cathy Rodenbaugh. Baylie bought her ticket at the Southeastern Montana Stockgrowers Association affiliate meeting in Miles City. Thank you to everyone who supported us in this fundraiser!

On January 15 – 19, 13 collegiate members from Bozeman and Havre traveled to Denver to take in a once-in-a-life time opportunity. Members toured the JBS-5 Rivers feedlot and JBS packing plant, along with the headquarters of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association and the take in the National Western Stock Show. This trip allows students to learn about the beef cattle industry from a national perspective.

Our meetings are the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. We would love to have MSGA members come and be our guest, to speak a few words of advice, and mostly interact with our young members! For questions/inquires, email csg.msu@gmail.com. And don’t forget to “like” our Facebook page!


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