Young Stockgrowers Sign Up Today for this Amazing Opportunity!

June 1-9, 2023  |   Denver and Washington, D.C.

Montana Stockgrowers Foundation supports a number of young rancher programs that emphasize education and leadership in the Montana ranching communities. This includes sponsoring attendees to the annual Young Cattlemen’s Conference.


2019 – Chisolm Christenson & Jake Feddes

2018 – Katelyn Dynneson-Larson

2017 – Austin “Bo” Bevis & Justin Iverson

2016 – Dusty Hahn & Lacey Sutherlin

2015 – Ryan Hughes


The Young Cattlemen’s Conference is an opportunity for cattlemen and cattlewomen between the ages of 25 and 50 to visit segments of the beef industry in other parts of our nation with young cattlemen from other states. Facilitated by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), participants will travel with national attendees to Denver, Chicago and Washington D.C.

The primary objective is to develop leadership qualities in young cattlemen and expose them to all aspects of the beef industry. The tour helps these young leaders understand all areas of our industry ranging from industry structure to issues management, from production research to marketing. We would also request the participant commit to staying the entire trip.

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The Montana Stockgrowers Foundation will ensure funding for one participant for the full cost of the tour ($3,000) along with $500 for travel expenses. Remaining expenses are the responsibility of the participant, who will be chosen from those who apply.

Attendees of the Young Cattlemen’s Conference must be members of Montana Stockgrowers Association and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

The dates for the 2023 Young Cattlemen’s Conference are June 1 – 9, 2023. The conference will begin in Denver and end in Washington, D.C. More details to come.

The scholarship application may be filled out and mailed or you can fill out the form online. In addition to the application form questions, two letters of reference are required to complete the application process.  The official opening for YCC registrations will be in January 2023. The MSF scholarship applications will open later in 2022.

Montana Stockgrowers Association | Attn: Jeri Delys – YCC
420 N. California St. | Helena, MT 59601 | Office (406) 442-3420

If you have any questions about the application process or YCC trip, please call the MSGA Office at (406) 442-3420 or email