MFU Women's Conference

Event Date

Fri, Feb 27, 2015


Pray, MT

About This Activity

Join Montana Farmers Union at Chico Hot Springs for the 3rd Annual Women's Conference. This year's topics include: Telling Your Farm Story, Social Media and Blogging, Photography, Goal Setting and Leadership Development.

The conference will begin Friday evening with a cheesemaking demonstration and wine tasting social at 5:00 pm. Saturday's agenda focuses on goal setting, finding your voice and telling your story through social media. By the time the conference concludes Sunday at noon, participants will be ready to go live with their first blog post, complete with photography.

Participants should bring a camera, bathing suit and comfortable, casual clothing.

Your registration covers all meals, hotel accomodations and workshops. Choice rooms fill up quickly so register early!

Event details and schedule

Friday, February 27th





5:00 pm

Wine Tasting, Cheese Making Social

Wendi Arnold, Flathead Lake Cheese & Hotel Staff

Saturday, February 28th





8:00 am

Breakfast Buffet

9:00 am

Speak for Yourself

Lisa Schmidt, A Land of Grass

10:00 am

Yoga Break

10:30 am

Goal Setting

Lorrie Merrill, GTO Farms

12:00 pm

Lunch Buffet

1:00 pm

Telling Your Story – Panel Discussion

Courtney Lowery-Cowgill, Prairie Heritage Farm;  Katie Bangs, Prairie Ponderings;  Kyla Uribe, Krea Creations

2:00 pm

social media, blogging, websites, earned media and personalizing your story

Courtney Lowery-Cowgill, Prairie Heritage Farm

3:30 pm


4:00 pm

photography workshop

Kim Owen and Kyla Uribe, Krae Creations

5:30 pm

dinner buffet

7:00 pm

Enjoy Live Entertainment in the saloon or enjoy the hot springs

Sunday, March 1st





8:00 am


9:00 am

Women’s Roles in MFU

Delisa Protsman, Montana Farmers Union

9:30 am

Writing Workshop

Courtney Lowery Cowgill, Prairie Heritage Farm

10:30 am


Coffee, Cinnamon Rolls, Trail Mix, Bottled Juice

11:00 am

closing address

Lorrie Merrill, GTO Farms

Room accomodations will be reserved via Montana Farmers Union.

Remember to bring a camera, comfy clothes, a bathing suit to enjoy the hot springs, and be ready to have a wonderfully invigorating weekend!

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