2013 Annual Conference

01/16/2013 08:00 AM - 01/17/2013 11:30 AM ET


  • Free


Great Falls, MT



We strongly encourage all participants to register online using the above link.   It is simple, complete and secure.  This system can handle registrations if you are paying with credit card , if you wish to mail payment or if you plan to pay at the door.  If you will be paying by  check MWCA will send an invoice to the email address you supply.   If you would prefer to mail in your registration, please download and complete a regisration form (general admission or vendor admission).   Those registering and receiving the discounted MWCA membership rate, must be a member on January 16th, the first day of the conference.  

Conference Information:

MWCA annual educational conference is the state's most comprehensive training and educational event devoted to noxious weed management  held annually in January.


Looking Across The Lines

This year's focus is a regional view of weeds, "Looking Across the LInes."   We have speakers from neighboring states and Canada.   Download a copy of the agenda.

Re-certification credits for attending the conference:

  • Six (6) re-certification credits for Montana Dealer, Demonstration & Research, Agricultural Plant Pest Control, Aquatic Petst, Right of Way Pest Control, Regulatory Weed Pest Control
  • Five (5) Montana  private applicator credits
  • pending yet Turf & ornamental
  • Six (6) re-certification credits for Idaho, bring your card to receive your sticker.


Back again this year is the great social mixer, team building event the Weed Olympiad.   Download a flier to get complete details and register.   Get a team together and register.  

Other Meetings

The following meetings will be held prior to the MWCA Conference.  

Biological Control Workgroup meeting - Tuesday 1/15 at 10am.  Download the agenda.

County Weed Coiordinator Meeting - Tuesday 1/15 at 1pm.  Download the agenda.


Conference Location:

The conference is held at the Heritage Inn in Great Falls.  

A block of rooms with a MWCA rate can be reserved by calling the Heritage Inn, at (406) 761-1900. Visit the hotel's website for complete information about roooms,  hotel ameneties, directions and general information about the hotel.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations should be directed to our registration coordinator: Diana Ericson office: (406) 782-1854 or Diana.ericson@mtweed.org.

Cancellations/Changes and Refunds:  Registration fees will be refunded in full if cancellation is received prior to December 16, 2012.   After December 16th,  25% of the registration fee will be retained to cover MWCA’s costs.   After January 15, 2013, NO refunds will be given for cancellations. Substitutions are allowed at no charge.  Registered attendees who do not attend the conference but have not submitted a cancellation request will be invoiced for the whole registration fee. No refunds or adjustments to fees will be made for late arrivals, early departures or missed meals.

Thank you to our sponsors

Gold Level Sponsor  Mel Shumway

Bronze - Social Networking

  • Tony Marlow - Alligare
  • Marlin Graff - Ag West Distributing Company, Inc.
  • Ray Holes - Perscriptive Livestock Services
  • MWCA Southwestern Area Council
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