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Hotel Information

To reserve a room in our block, please call the Billings Hotel and Convention Center at 406-248-7151.

The room block ends Monday, Oct 29th. Prices for the room block are $93.00/night + tax. Please only reserve as the number of rooms that you actually need so that there will be enough rooms for everyone.

Draft Agenda

Monday, November 12
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2:00Standing Committee Organization MeetingBusiness
Tuesday, November 13
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8:3010:00MACD Board MeetingParlor 101
8:3012:30DNRC RCAC CommitteeMadison
10:0012:00SWCDM Board MeetingParlor 101
11:3012:30Milk River Watershed Alliance MeetingLower Missouri
11:3012:30MSCA Board MeetingJefferson
1:004:00MACD EO MeetingBallroom
2:304:30MRCDC Board MeetingGallatin
4:305:30MACDEO Scholarship Awardees & MACD Staff MeetingConv. Center Lobby
4:30Registration Open & Vendor SetupConv. Center Lobby
4:305:30Conservation Districts & AIS Stations PresentationMadison
6:008:30Hors D’Oeuvres & SocialLarge Room
Wednesday November 14
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8:001:00Registration Table OpenConv. Center Lobby
7:008:30Breakfast, with presentations on Northern Great Plains Joint Venture, RREC Internships, and Living on the BankConv. Center Large Room
8:309:30Opening Ceremony and Welcome & Partner Updates (Legislators; MACD; DNRC; NACD; NRCS)Conv. Center Large Room
9:4510:15Carter Conservation District Video: The Roots that Bind Us: Telling the Story of Carter CountyConv. Center Large Room
10:1510:30Break
10:3011:30Committee Meetings
District OperationsMadison
WaterGallatin
Soil and Land UseJefferson
EducationLittle Missouri
10:3011:30One-on-One Ask An Expert SessionsParlors
Legal-Aid Don McIntyre
CD & AIS Stations Follow up
Drones In Agriculture
11:3012:30Lunch - Presenter Ken Frazer & Mike Ruggles with FWP: Huntley diversion Structure & Fish by-passConv. Center Large Room
1:005:00Tours:
Option 1: North 40 Ag / Miller Coors PlantHuntley
Option 2: Western Heritage Center / Uber BreweryDowntown Billings
5:009:00MACDEO Event: Night in the Old WestConv. Center Large Room
Thursday November 15
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7:309:00Education Breakfast: Drones In AgricultureConv. Center Large Room
10:30NoonMACD Business MeetingYellowstone & Bighorn
12:001:00LunchLarge Room
1:152:15BREAKOUT SESSIONS ROUND 1
Rural Communities and a Changing Western EconomyYellowstone & Bighorn
Seeding Cropland back to GrassMadison
CD LawBallroom
2:152:30Break
2:303:30BREAKOUT SESSIONS ROUND 2
Legislative Session 101Yellowstone & Bighorn
Soil TestingMadison
Mill Levy 101Ballroom
3:303:45Break
3:454:45BREAKOUT SESSIONS ROUND 3
Professional DevelopmentYellowstone & Bighorn
Montana’s Changing ClimateMadison
Water ReservationsBallroom
5:006:00Social Hour
6:0010:00Banquet MC: Dan McGowan & Key Note Speaker Taylor Brown; Awards; Live AuctionConv. Center Large Room
Live Music by River North from Garfield County following banquetHotel Lounge
Friday November 16
8:009:30MACD & SWCDM Board MeetingParlor 101
10:0012:00YRCDC MeetingParlor 102
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