Pics- The 2018 NGFA / MGEA Regional Regulatory Compliance Seminar!

Pics- The 2018 NGFA / MGEA Regional Regulatory Compliance Seminar!

The 2018 NGFA / MGEA Regional Regulatory Compliance Seminar was held on Tuesday, January 23rd, in Great Falls, MT. This one-day seminar discussed emerging and evolving regulatory issues from OSHA as well as operational, quality, and safety best practices for grain handling facilities.

The weather and government shutdown tried to stop the fun, but thanks to Jess McCluer, the NGFA Vice-President of Safety and Regulatory Affairs, and Jerome Nagengast, the Terminal Trainmaster with BNSF Railway, we powered through the day, learning and having fun the whole time!


Jess McClure educated the group on new OSHA regulations and the Food Safety and Modernization Act.



Jess also covered walking and working surface regulations, grain handling data, and how to work with employees and safety.

He was a great sport and a tremendous speaker. Many thanks to Jess!



Jerome Nagengast, a trainmaster with BNSF, talked about rail safety.




Jerome brought years of real-world experience to the discussion, and talked about fall protection, administrative procedures, and many techniques to use rail equipment safely and efficiently.

He answered many questions with wisdom and experience, and was a very interesting speaker.




And, of course, the breaks and lunch times were perfect opportunities to meet old friends or make new ones.


We hope to see you next time!

2018 Regional Regulatory Compliance Seminar Coming Soon!

2018 Regional Regulatory Compliance Seminar Coming Soon!

It’s almost time to learn! This year’s seminar will include talks on OSHA regulation changes, the Food Safety and Modernization Act, railroad safety (including fall protection) and much more!

Click here to get the details and register today!  —->>>  185562 MGEA registration form


When:  Tuesday, January 23, 2018 – 8:00am to 5:00 pm
Where: Holiday Inn Great Falls
1100 5th Street South, Great Falls, MT

The 2017 MGEA Scholarship Golf Tournament!

Friday, June 9th brought the MGEA Board of Directors and lots of our members to the Harvest Hills Golf Course in beautiful Fairfield, Montana for our annual scholarship golf tournament.



Brent Grassman, Mountain View Co-op and Collin Watters, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee get ready for the day.


Golfers of all skill levels are welcome at the tournament, and we had folks who had never picked up a club before playing right alongside seasoned veterans. The tournament is “best ball” style, so there’s not a lot of pressure to be the next Tiger Woods. It’s just fun to play, meet new people, and make new connections.

Lee Goodman from Applied Materials shows us how it’s done.



This picture shows how good Collin is. Most people use one golf ball, he used two!



We raised quite a bit of money at the tournament, and ended up awarding $13,500 in scholarships to members (or family members) of the MGEA.

The people who received scholarships are a truly outstanding group, and we’re proud to help them on their academic journey!



We haven’t decided where next year’s tournament will be, but we would love it if you could join us for a good time and a great cause!

We’ll post the details for next year as soon as everything’s finalized.