I spent most of last week in Bozeman for the Montana Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum and Extension ag agent update. This year, I inherited the planning of the Nutrition Conference, and while it was a challenge to plan an event from 4 hours away, we got it accomplished and people seemed pleased with the program.
Side note: a frighteningly large percentage of my job consists of tasks I have “inherited” from someone or somewhere. You know, that “other duties as assigned” portion of the job description.
Here are a few reflections on the week:
· The GranTree Inn is fabulous conference center to work with, and they served an excellent steak dinner for our banquet. Many thanks!
· I heard from an interesting cross-section of people who’d seen my interview on the evening news about the conference.
· When television journalists are on-hand, you may wish to stay away from me, as you might get volunteered to also be on television.
· I need to make sure I have a digital camera on hand and someone who knows how to use it to take photos of scholarship winners at next year’s banquet dinner.
· Entrepreneurial spirit was alive and well in the lounge at the GranTree last Tuesday night. Miles City area residents: be on the lookout for a mobile hot dog stand lurking around the downtown establishments during Bucking Horse Sale.
· County agents are the toughest audience to speak in front of. Ever. Lucky for me, I got to be part of the audience this year at update, woo hoo! By the way, some of those agents are a bad influence. Just sayin’.
Note to email subscribers: I’ve heard that the video clips like those in the last couple posts don’t show up in your emails. I’ll see if I can figure it out, but you can just go to my blog site to check them out in the meantime (http://www.escapadesofanasphaltcowgirl.com/).
It was great to see so many of my friends and colleagues in Bozeman. I’m looking forward to NOT being an asphalt cowgirl for the next several weeks – I get to stay home for awhile. Yippee!
Yours in travel,
The Asphalt Cowgirl
“Now our windshield’s a painting that hangs in our room, It changes each mile like the radio tune” —Rodeo Moon, Chris Ledoux