The Montana Department of Agriculture is searching for food purchasers to sign up to attend the first Montana Food Show Oct. 10 at the Best Western GranTree in Bozeman.  There will be a private buying event. These purchasers can include and are not limited to schools, restaurants, hospitals, grocery stores, catering business and other organizations. This tradeshow will provide opportunities for food buyers and food producers to connect and find ways to get more Montana foods on Montana plates. Contact Steph Hystad with the Montana Department of Agriculture at 406.444.5425 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Montana Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting is set for October25 and 26 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Great Falls.

The HealthCare Forum Conference is Nov. 16 at the Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern hotel. For more information about these upcoming events, contact Stacye Dorrington at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The 2017 Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture Conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Billings, on Sept. 26-28. This year’s speakers that will discuss today’s most pressing topics:  farm safety and disaster preparedness, increasing profitability, women in ag business, self-defense and media outreach. Bob Budd, executive director of the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust will be the featured speaker

U.S. Senator Steve Daines is hosting the Montana High Tech Jobs Summit, so we can continue to see Montana rise as a global leader in innovation and high tech job growth. Did you know the fastest-growing sector of Montana’s economy is high tech and is valued at a billion dollars?  The Montana Chamber Foundation is teaming up with U.S. Senator Steve Daines to host the Summit October 8-9, in Missoula, Montana.  Register at www.MontanaTechSummit.com.

Leadership Montana will hold its annual statewide conference in Miles City September 21 and 22. Each year, this event attracts leaders from all corners of Montana who convene to discuss important issues affecting businesses, higher education, government, non-profit organizations, the health care industry and more. The conference theme this year is Reinvention. The event is open to all. Local and statewide leaders will share examples of how eastern Montana is leading the state through agriculture, manufacturing, energy development and more. Registration is $125 and participants do not have to be a graduate of Leadership Montana to attend. To learn more and to register visit leadershipmontana.org.