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Our Communities Make Montana Great

We know that each community in Montana is made up of people who believe in the common attitudes, interests, and goals that help make our state a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. At Stockman, we support organizations that focus on improving the unique lifestyle we Montanans love so much. 

Annual Scarecrow Contest

Annual Scarecrow Contests are held each fall in the wonderful towns of Hysham and Stanford.
In Stanford, Scarecrows in the Garden showcase original scarecrow masterpieces created by local students, organizations, businesses, and individuals. Scarecrows are displayed up and down Central Avenue and prizes are awarded. In addition, a craft fair and chili cook-off are held at the City Hall.
In Hysham, scarecrows are created by local businesses/clubs and individuals, displayed in the bank lobby, and then judged by the public. Prizes are awarded to 1st place in each category and then the scarecrows are auctioned off during their annual community appreciation tailgate BBQ each fall. This year's proceeds will go to help build a new shade pavilion, near the swimming pool, in Lions Park. 

Montana Grain Growers Association Convention & Trade Show

The Montana Grain Growers Association (MGGA) is an organization of grain producers who combine their strengths, voices and ideas to ensure a better future. The members represent over 5.5 million planted acres primarily of wheat and barley across Montana. They provide education to their members at the annual trade show, held November 27-29 in Great Falls.

Pondera Healthcare Foundation

The Pondera Healthcare Foundation supports “best of care, close to home”. This foundation is focused on meeting the ongoing healthcare needs of this rural county. The support and services provide local residents and visitors with a Critical Access Hospital, Rural Health Clinic, and an Extended Care Facility. The mission is to exceed the healthcare expectations of those they serve through all stages of life.

Montana Stockgrowers Association Annual Convention

The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) mission is to protect and enhance Montana ranch families’ ability to grow and deliver safe, healthy, and environmentally wholesome beef to the world. The 134th Annual MSGA Convention and Trade Show is being held in Billings, December 11-13. This organization has worked on behalf of Montana’s cattle ranching families since 1884!

Garden City Harvest Capital Campaign 

With the year-round efforts of Garden City Harvest in Missoula, four urban farms grow food for local service agencies during the warm weather months. However, support is needed throughout the entire year. These ten community gardens empower people with the knowledge and resources to grow their own food. The Farm to School program connects thousands of school kids to farming through the food they eat. Farming is used as a form of therapy for teenagers struggling with overwhelming challenges in their lives. We support the good work of Garden City Harvest.

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What's happening this month - DECember

Pack The Patrol Car

Date: Saturday, December 1
Location: Stockman Bank King Avenue - east parking lot
City: Billings

We are teaming up with the Montana Highway Patrol and Connoisseur Media for the 4th Annual “Pack the Patrol Car” for Toys for Tots. Stop by between 10:00am and 4:00pm, with unwrapped toys, at our King Avenue West parking lot and help pack the patrol car! Help bring joy this Christmas to children in Yellowstone county.


Date: Friday, December 7 - Saturday, December 29
Location: Zoo Montana
City: Billings 

Hop in your car and celebrate the holidays with us at ZooMontana’s annual Zoolights drive-through light display in Billings. This special event helps the Zoo continue its work, providing quality animal care and educational programs. Start a family holiday tradition and visit Zoolights – open every weekend in December, beginning December 7th and running through December 29th.

Montana Stockgrowers Convention and Trade Show

Date: December 11 - 13
Location: DoubleTree Hotel - 27 N 27th St, and Northern Hotel - 19 N Broadway
City: Billings

The 134th Annual Montana Stockgrowers Convention and Trade Show. All meetings will take place at the DoubleTree and Northern Hotel in Billings on December 11-13. Ranchers and other industry professionals from across the state gather for meetings, entertainment, education, and fun! 

Holiday Parties aND OPEN HOUSES:

STANFORD: The Christmas Stroll is December 8th and the bank will be offering Tom & Jerry’s Apple Cider, Coffee, and hors de oeuvres from 2:00 – 4:00pm. In addition there will be giveaways and glow in the dark sticks for the kids.
CONRAD: Open House during the their Christmas Stroll December 7th from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Santa will be there for the kids and there will be refreshments and giveaways.
CUT BANK: Holiday Open House December 14 from 2:00 – 4:00pm. Santa will be there for the kids and there will be refreshments and giveaways.
GERALDINE: Holiday Open house December 11th from 10:00am – 2:00pm. There will be refreshments and giveaways at it.