BILLINGS – Many arduous working Montana farmers and ranchers know the significance of the agricultural business, not only for the Treasure State, however for the individuals residing in it. To indicate them the appreciation they deserve, Billings Chamber put collectively their first Digital Agricultural Celebration Week.
The digital occasion is supposed to be a safer various to January’s annual day lengthy agriculture banquet hosted at MetraPark.
As an alternative of in the future devoted to honoring one of many states high industries, the Billings group has till Friday to take part in various on-line actions meant to coach residents on how the Ag. business impacts virtually every little thing in our every day lives.
One exercise residents can take part on is downloadable recreation playing cards which can be utilized at collaborating eating places with the prospect to win prizes.
The occasion not solely raises consciousness for the Ag. business, but in addition offers residents an opportunity to assist their group.
“Particularly if they don’t seem to be uncovered to Ag., like somebody like me residing right here in Montana, and it teaches them about every little thing that we contact and really feel from the garments that we put on to the meals that we eat, all has to do with agriculture. So that is simply one other alternative to ensure we’re educating individuals on the significance of agriculture,” Alyssa Voeltz, Member Expertise Supervisor for the Billings Chamber mentioned.
The Billings Chamber had assist bringing the occasion to life by partnering with Yellowstone Valley Electrical Cooperative.
Like many organizations within the state, the co-op advantages from the success of the Ag. business and want to see it proceed to thrive and obtain the popularity it earns.
“Our electrical co-op has a seven member board of administrators. They’re all in farming and ranching. It is essential for us to take a step again and respect these Ag. members and what they do for the communities that they reside in, but in addition for the larger good and for the larger communities like Billings too,” Brandon Whittman, CEO for YVEC mentioned.
To be taught extra about collaborating throughout this week’s digital occasions you’ll be able to go to their web site right here: https://www.billingschamber.com/.