The Montana Manufacturing Association is holding the Montana’s Manufacturing Conference, the biennial Compete Smart on October 5-7 at Fairmont Hot Springs. Janyce Fadden, Executive-in-Residence for the College of Business at the University of North Alabama, keynotes this year’s conference. Other speakers, sponsors, booths, showcases, and more highlight Compete Smart. https:// www. ehome/ competesmart/

Registration is open for the 13th Annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC). The conference takes place September 30-October 2 at the Holiday Inn in Great Falls. YALC is a collaborative effort between ten of Montana’s agricultural organizations, offering attendees a chance to discuss current ag issues, take part in various workshops, meet with industry leaders and network with fellow young people who live Montana agriculture. Anyone ages 18-40 who is interested or involved in agriculture is encouraged to attend. For more information go to

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