Montana Stockgrowers announces 130th mid-year meeting in Miles City
Hold on to your hats and kick up your heels because the 130th Montana Stockgrowers Association Mid-Year Meeting in Miles City promises to be a weekend to remember, June 13 to 14. This year’s event will be highlighted by a concert on Friday night featuring The Bellamy Brothers and opening act Copper Mountain Band.
“Miles City is very excited about the opportunity to host MSGA’s 130th Mid-Year and we look forward to a great meeting and events,” says Fred Wacker, MSGA board of directors member and rancher from the Miles City area. “In addition to Friday night’s concert, mid-year attendees will be treated to a horse parade in downtown, followed by the Miles City Ranch Rodeo on Saturday afternoon.”
Mid-year is one of two major meetings MSGA holds annually where members will gather to discuss the issues facing Montana ranching families and set interim policy to guide the association through the rest of the year. Policy and committee meetings this year will be hosted at the Miles City Community College.
The opening general session on June 13 will include an address by current president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Texas cattleman, Bob McCan. A ranch tour on Friday afternoon will include stops at Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Range Riders Museum, WaterWorks Art Museum, and OptiBlend Industries.
Everyone is invited to join the June 13 concert featuring The Bellamy Brothers at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds. The Bellamy Brothers have received nearly every music award there is to have, and they hold the record in both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association for the most duo nominations. They have written countless worldwide hits, crossed the globe just as their music has crossed genres, brought reggae to the Grand Ole Opry, and recorded 45 albums.
The concert will also bring in Copper Mountain Band as the opening act, a high-energy country music group from the great state of Montana. With a fiery passion for their craft and an appeal to all audiences, they incorporate music from many genres and styles into their performances.
On June 14, activities will bring more fun and excitement as attendees finish policy meetings, enjoy an Old Times All-Horse/Livestock Parade, grab a bite to eat at the Young Stockgrowers Tailgate Luncheon, and then head off to cheer on their favorite teams at the Miles City Ranch Rodeo.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn, and Sleep Inn. Discounted rates start at $90 and must be reserved by May 5. For more information about MSGA’s 2014 Mid-Year Meeting, contact MSGA’s office at 406-442-3420 or join the Facebook event. Registration packets are available online at www.mtbeef.org. Registrations received before June 2 will receive discount pricing.