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Montana's Next Generation Conference, January 29 and 30, 2016, in Shelby, Montana will feature one day of succession planning resources for the farm or ranch, and one day of production workshops. Purchase tickets online with credit card using the Ticket River button at the bottom of this page or print registration is available at 

Friday, January 29, will feature Kevin Spafford of Legacy by Design, LLC, who will lead participants through beginning succession planning. Sessions will include hands-on activities for all generations as they learn how to make a successful transition of the farming or ranching operation. 

Saturday, January 30, will provide producers with 36 workshop options covering crops and livestock production, financial management, record keeping, leasing, succession planning, and much more.  Saturday's workshops will provide pertinent information for both the beginning and experienced producer, and counts as FSA Borrower Training as well.

Hosted by the Glacier and Toole County Farm Service Agency, local MSU Extension, Marias River Livestock Association and the Front Range Counties Farm Bureau, this comprehensive conference of succession planning and production workshops is one not to miss.

Friday's events will be held at the Shelby Civic Center (669 Park Avenue) and Saturday's events will be at the Shelby High School (1001 Valley St.) in Shelby, MT.  This convenient location is just an hour and a half from both Great Falls and Havre, and has Amtrak service as well.  Located at the crossroads of Highway 2 and I-15, Shelby makes a great host site!

Visit  for a complete schedule, hotel information, and conference details.

Friday, January 29 - Shelby Civic Center - 669 Park Ave., Shelby, MT

  • 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. - Registration and Trade Show
  • 1 - 5 p.m. - "Succession Solutions for Farm Families" - Beginning succession planning workshop with Kevin Spafford
  • 5 - 11 p.m. - No host social and trade show, Roast Beef Dinner, Keynote speaker-Tim Gill, Montana Livestock Ag Credit.

Saturday, January 30 - Shelby High School - 1001 Valley St., Shelby, MT

  • 8 - 8:30 a.m. - Registration and continental breakfast
  • 8:30 - 8:45 a.m. - Opening session
  • 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Production workshops and lunch
  • 5 p.m. - BBQ Brisket Sandwich dinner, no-host social and Crawford Bros Band  at the Shelby Coyote Club

Early Bird Registration is available online through January 15, 2016.
If registering online through this site, please e-mail with the names of attendees, any food allergies, and a contact number. 

Conference Contact information:

Kari Lewis - Glacier County Extension (406-873-2239 or or

Lacy Roberts - Glacier County FSA (406-873-5618 Ext. 110 or

Please contact us via phone or e-mail if you need any special accommodations during the conference.


Shelby Civic Center and Shelby High School
669 Park Avenue,
Shelby, MT 59474