The Montana FFA Foundation is proud to partner with the John Deere Dealers of Montana and Montana State University to host the 4th Annual John Deere Ag Expo. This three-day event takes place November 12-14 at the MSU campus in Bozeman. The event is a special program coordinated by the Montana FFA Foundation to provide experiential learning and leadership conferences in the three-day competitive event setting for FFA and 4-H members throughout Montana and neighboring states.
John Deere Ag Expo brings in over 1500 FFA and 4-H students to compete in various events, with over 300 volunteers donating their time to the occasion. Thursday evening, November 12th the Foundation hosts a dinner and Keynote address in honor of the event. This year’s line up include a welcome from MSU Vice President and Dean of the College of Agriculture- Dean Boyer, John Deere Corporate liaison and newly published author- John Knokey, with special guests including the John Deere Dealers of Montana, Greg Gineforte, and many more. The evening kicks off with a dinner including 1000 students in attendance, and concludes with remarks from our sponsors and keynote speaker.
The three-day event includes several career development events including speaking contests, agriscience, marketing, livestock and mechanics contests to name a few; and the three-day intensive leadership conference hosted by nationally renowned speakers. The FFA Foundation encourages the public and local 4-H members to join us for the event.
The Montana FFA Foundation secures funding to support nearly 100 chapters throughout the state and over 5,000 members through leadership training, scholarships and chapter support through special programs like John Deere Ag Expo. FFA is a nationally recognized inter-curricular program teaching career ready technical skills, leadership training and supervised experiential learning projects through an Agriculture Education curriculum. The Montana FFA Foundation’s mission is to cultivate partnerships, promote awareness and secure resources to enhance Agricultural Education and the Montana FFA Association.
If you are interested in volunteering or competing in the event, please visit The Montana FFA website for more information.


Thursday November 12th
7:00-9:00 Registration Strand Union Building Ballroom Foyer
8:00- 10:00 MLC SUB Ballroom B
8:00- 10:00 PLC SUB Ballroom C
10:00 -12:00 Junior Agronomy SUB Room 233/235
10:00 -12:00 Junior Agronomy Testing SUB Ballroom D
10:00 - 12:00 Meats Evaluation Fairgrounds Building 3
10:00 - 12:00 Senior Extemporaneous Speaking SUB Procrastinator Theater and Ballrooms B and C
12:00 - 2:00 Senior Agronomy SUB Room 233/235
12:00 - 2:00 Senior Agronomy Testing SUB Ballroom D
1:00 - 3:00 Senior Ag Mechanics Fairgrounds Building 1
3:00 - 5:00 Junior Ag Mechanics Fairgrounds Building 2
1:00 - 4:00 Junior Ag Sales SUB Ballroom B
1:00 - 4:00 Senior Ag Sales SUB Ballroom C
2:00- 3:00 MSU Campus Tours Meet in SUB Ballroom A
3:00- 4:00 MSU Admissions/ COA Workshop SUB Ballroom D
3:00-5:00 Job Interview SUB 230, 232
6:00 - 8:00 Dinner/Keynote Session SUB Ballrooms All (960 person limit)
Friday November 13th
7:00- 9::00 MLC SUB Ballrooms B
7:00- 9::00 PLC SUB Ballrooms C
9:00- 1:00 Livestock Evaluation Miller Pavilion
9:00 - 11:00 AgriScience Fair SUB 233/235
9:00 - 11:00 Junior Quiz Bowl SUB Ballroom D
10:00- 11:00 John Deere Job Opportunities Talk Fireside Lounge
10:00- 11:00 MSU Tour SUB Ballroom A
10:00- 11:00 MSU Workshops SUB Alumni Legacy Lounge
11:00 -1:00 Senior Quiz Bowl SUB Ballroom D
1:00 - 3:00 Junior Extemporaneous Speaking SUB Ballroom B, C, and Procrastinator Theater
1:00- 3:00 Creed Speaking SUB 230, 232
1:00 - 3:00 Junior & Senior Quiz Bowl Finals SUB D
3:00 – 5:00 Ag Communications Procrastinator Theater
2:00 - 4:00 Market Plan SUB 233/235
3:00- 4:00 MSU Admissions/ COA Workshop SUB Alumni Legacy Lounge
3:00 - 5:00 Jr & Sr Parliamentary Procedure SUB Ballroom B, C, and D, 232, and Fireplace
4:30- 6:00 College of Ag Econ Workshop SUB 233/235
9:00 - 11:00 Dance SUB Ballrooms A, B, C, D