The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking applications from producers interested in attending the World Angus Forum, to be held in the United Kingdom June 20-July 2, 2017, as part of a beef genetics trade delegation.  

“This trade mission will be a great opportunity for producers to showcase Montana’s world-class beef genetics,” said Marty Earnheart, Business Development Marketing Officer with MDA. “I’m looking forward to the forum and the opportunity to help Montana’s producers network with their international counterparts.” 

MDA will select 5 to 7 applicants to serve as delegates for the mission. Applications are due February 15, 2017 and selections will be made shortly thereafter. Applications can be sent to mearnheart@mt.gov. The trade mission is made possible through a grant from U.S. Livestock Genetic Export, Inc.. Some travel expenses may be covered through the grant, with that determination being made after delegates have been selected. An application is included with this release and can also be found here. 

The World Angus Forum is held every four years and provides a platform for the exchange of genetics information and breeding objectives, and also acts as a forum for youth involvement. The forum will attract many Angus breeders, farmers and associated companies from all over the world to listen to speakers, share their knowledge, expertise, experiences and network together. 

The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries. For more information on the Montana Department of Agriculture, visit agr.mt.gov.