Montana Ag-Tech Innovation & Investment Summit

Bringing cutting-edge technology and innovation to the forefront of Montana’s agricultural economy.

January 24, 2023 | Great Falls, MT

A focus on innovation

Are you an entrepreneur with a great idea? Are you looking to invest in or partner with an ag-tech innovation? Or do you simply like to learn about new technologies focused on agriculture innovation? Then the Montana Ag-Tech Innovation and Investment Summit is for you!

Developing a robust ag-tech and investment economy

The Montana Agriculture Technology Innovation and Investment Summit seeks to accelerate an ecosystem anchored in Montana for agriculture innovation, technology, and investment.

Bringing together agriculture, innovation, and investment

The first-of-its-kind summit engages and cultivates a community of agricultural innovators, operators, capital investors, and corporate development teams. We aim to be the leaders in ag-innovation.

Hear from the industries preeminent leaders

The event will feature the country’s preeminent agriculture research and development, agribusiness, finance, farm, ranch, and agriculture technology thought leaders.

Montana Agricultural Speed-Pitch Competition

January 24, 2023

The Montana Agricultural Speed Pitch Competition is the inaugural agriculture and food business speed-pitch competition that recognizes, assists, and funds the top agriculture and food innovations in Montana.

Event Agenda

A fun-filled day awaits. Make sure to sign up to our newsletter for updates about guest speakers, sponsorship opportunities, and more.

8:00 - 9:00 am

Check in and networking with coffee

9:05 – 9:30

Scott Osterman – Director, Montana Department of Commerce – Welcome - The Allure of Agriculture in Montana and Why Now is the Right Time to Invest

9:30 – 10:00

Ron Colwell – Montana Renewables – Agriculture & Montana’s Energy Transition

10:00 – 10: 30

Gusty Clarke – Riverstone Holdings - Deploying Capital in a Sustainable, Ethical & Socially Responsible Way

10:30 – 10:45

Networking Break

10:45 – 11:15

Zach Jones – Impact Ag Partners - Making the Investment Case for Regenerative Agriculture in Montana

11:15 – Noon

Eric Larson – Tilia – Investing to Make The Food Supply Chain Safer, More Nutritious, & More Sustainable

Noon – 1:00

Networking Lunch

1:00 – 1:45

Megan Knight-Shroyer – Moderator - Assessing Opportunities for Growers in the 21st Century – Greg Putnam (Little Belt Cattle Company & Yellowstone Feeders) – Matt Smith (Farmer & BASF) – Charlie Cahill (Cahill Seeds) – Morgan Tweet (IND HEMP)

1:45 – 2:15

Brad Cook – WIPFLi - Perspective Changes Everything – Selecting a Strategic Advisor

2:15 – 2:45

Troy Downing – Montana Commissioner of Securities & Insurance – Understanding the Law When Raising Capital for Your Business

2:45 – 3:00

Networking Break 

3:00 – 3:30

Kathleen Williams – USDA Rural Economic Development – How to Leverage USDA Capital Resources for Ag Businesses

3:30 – 4:00

Amy Wu – From Farms to Incubators – Championing Women Leaders, Innovators & Entrepreneurs in the Food Systems

4:00 – 5:00

Wrap Up & Open Pitch Arena

5:00 – 6:00

Networking Happy Hour

Guest Speakers

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Dr. Sreekala Bajwa
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Steve Marvin
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Zach Jones
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Charlie Cahill
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Lane Nordlund
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Gusty Clarke
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Megan Knight-Shroyer
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Greg Putnam
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Kathleen Williams
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Troy Downing
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Bradley Cook
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Ron Colwell
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Scott Osterman
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Eric Larson

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Sponsorship FAQs

Premium Sponsorship Benefits  

The benefits below are available to a limited number of $25,000 sponsorship packages.  

  • Guaranteed Speaking Opportunities that can include but are not limited to topic presentation, participation in a panel discussion, or a shared presentation. Content, duration, and placement are subject to approval by the MATIIS organizers.
  • Exhibit Space available near networking areas to display branding and collateral materials.
  • Host a Networking Function and be listed as the host of one of the MATIIS networking functions.
  • Premium packages also include all of the other sponsorship-level benefits.
Other Sponsorship Benefits

Other sponsorship benefits include:

  • Position your logo on all promotional materials and on-site displays.
  • Registrations for your team members.
  • All sponsors get featured in the MATIIS event programming material.
  • Social Media mentions from the MATTIS LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.
Discover Your Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact us at and let's get the conversation going about how we can collaborate to curate an opportunity for positioning your company and its team members to grow visibility and be a part of growing and accelerating agriculture's portfolio in Montana and beyond.

Event Location

Great Falls International Airport
Event & Conference Center

2800 Terminal Drive
Great Falls, MT 59404