The Montana Feed Association (MFA) represents the Montana feed industry and needs participation from all segments of business. We maintain a strong relationship with the Montana Department of Agriculture and the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA). These relationships allow the MFA to have a strong influence in the legislation and rule setting that governs our industry on both the state and national level.
Each quarter, we send out a newsletter called the “Concentrates” to keep our members informed. We are always interested in news items. The MFA Annual Meeting is the highlight of the year and offers a quality program with topics centered around the interests of feed dealers, manufactures, and suppliers to the livestock industry.
Established in 1969, the purpose of the Montana Feed Association was to promote and cultivate good will among manufacturers, dealers and producers. Today, we maintain that mission by providing an opportunity for manufacturers and dealers to hear experts on subjects related to the feed business, such as marketing, sales, merchandising, livestock nutrition and customer service.
Our actions always reflect the interests of our members, not any particular company. One of the pleasant aspects of the Montana Feed Association is working together with normal day to day competitors, but with competition left at the door. Many life long friendships are formed through this association.
Our Current Members
John Gates-Vice President
Ty McDonald-Interim Sec/Treasurer
Tim Evans- Past President
Every member is vital to sustaining an effective organization. Your dues allow the organization to continue its commitment to the feed industry in Montana. The funds raised through membership and industry sponsorships are used to provide scholastic scholarships. Funds are also used to cosponsor (along with the Montana State University) the Montana Nutrition Conference meeting held in Bozeman, Montana every year in April where the scholarships are awarded.
We award two scholarships to MSU students who have been interviewed by MFA members. One scholarship is awarded to tan animal science major in honor of Dr. John Paterson; the second is awarded to a student in the Ag Marketing field with emphasis in Agri-Business.
Montana Feed Association Membership Benefits
- Association with leaders in the feed industry
- Montana Legislative representation
- National representation through AFIA
- Training: nutrition, customer service, Finance, Industry issues, dealer issues, feed regulations & compliance
- Concentrates- quarterly newsletter
- Association with Leading Feed Suppliers
- Interaction with MSU Extension
- Interaction with MSU College of Agriculture
- Involvement in the Benefit of Future AG Leaders/ Employees through the MFA Scholarhsip Program
- Networking and lifelong Friendships with like minded individuals