We’re one week from the transmittal deadline—the official halfway point of the legislative session. At this point, the Capitol is a frenzy of activity with legislators trying to get last minute pieces of legislation drafted and introduced, committees sitting through marathon hearings and floors sessions that seem to go on for days.

Montana Farm Bureau Foundation is holding its annual Youth Speech Contest in conjunction with the Montana FFA State Convention, April 3-6, 2019 in Bozeman. One of the MFB Foundation's most important goals is to aid in the agricultural education and the leadership development of Montana's youth. This speech contest fits that goal well and MFBF is offering great prizes to make this an exciting opportunity.