Posted: Feb 1, 2013 7:23 PM by Evan Weborg - MTN News
HELENA- Aagriculture is one of Montana's driving industries At almost $2 billion a year, and it's not just a business for farm and ranch veterans.
The next generation of ag producers are making their voices heard at the state Capitol. They are keeping a close eye on the 63rd Legislative session as part of the Montana Farm Bureau's Young Producer's conference.
They're concerned about issues such as private property rights, bison management, and ag funding for research.
"There are going to be less boots underneath those desk in the Legislature every year so we need to be more effective in our industry with communicating with legislators and people in general so that they understand where we are coming from and what our needs are so that we can truly feed the world," explained Karly Clark, an agribusiness major at MSU in Bozeman.