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Mission Statement

The mission of the Montana Agricultural Business Association is to provide proactive leadership to assure the viability of Montana agribusiness by:

  • supporting economically sound and environmentally responsible legislation and regulations;
  • providing information and education which meets member’s needs;
  • providing the opportunity for the members to network with other members;
  • communicating with the university system, state and federal agencies and other groups to advance a positive agriculture and business climate;
  • promoting and enhancing a safety culture in agribusiness; and
  • being responsible to the public and providing that public with accurate information about agribusiness.

Goals

ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCY:
         To develop and maintain an organizational structure which addresses needs of members, is financially healthy and enables the highest level of volunteer and executive director competency.
LEGISLATIVE RELATIONS:
         To monitor and influence state and federal legislation which affects agribusiness.
REGULATORY RELATIONS:
         To monitor and influence state and federal regulation which affects agribusiness.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ETHICS:
         To enhance the professional competency and knowledge of members and to foster high standards of ethical conduct.
RESEARCH AND INFORMATION:
         To collect and effectively disseminate information on changing technical, governmental and other conditions affecting agribusiness.
NETWORKING:
         To encourage interaction and understanding of issues affecting members and to provide opportunities for this exchange.
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:
        To maintain cooperative relationships and activities with the university system; state, regional and national agricultural, natural resource and business associations; state and federal agencies, and other groups in pursuit of MABA’s mission.

PUBLIC INFORMATION AND AWARENESS: To enhance the recognition of agribusiness professionals and improving public understanding of the positive contribution agribusiness makes to society and the environment.