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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 - October

Missoula Children's THEATER - Snow Queen

Date: Saturday, October 6
Location: Dawson County High School Auditorium
City: Glendive

The Missoula Children's Theater will be back in Glendive this year! In this program, 50-60 K-12 students will rehearse the show "The Snow Queen" for one week before performing two shows for the community. The performances will be held on Sat, Oct. 6, at 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm in the Dawson County High School Auditorium.


Date: Saturday, October 6
Location: Radisson Convention Center
City: Billings

Do you enjoy dinner, dancing, and supporting a great cause? The 40th Annual St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation SAINTS Ball is happening at the Radisson Convention Center on October 6, 2018. This special evening raises funds to support St. Vincent hospital.


Son of Light Celebration

Date: Friday, October 5
Location: Helena Civic Center
City: Helena

The Diocese of Helena Son Light Celebration 2018 will be held the evening of October 5th at the Helena Civic Center. Supporters of youth, young adult ministry, and Legendary Lodge will gather for a gala event which includes a dinner, silent and live auctions, complimentary group photos and a raffle for a 2018 Toyota Tundra SR5 Crewmax 4WD pickup. Don't miss this fun at this exciting event!


Powder Puff Football

Date: Saturday, October 6
Location: Connor's Stadium
City: Miles City

The Purple Vipers and Pink Rack Attack teams will join forces to play as one team, having accepted a friendly challenge from the Billings Outlaws for a Cause. The game is October 6th at Connors Stadium. Kickoff is at 5:00 p.m. The Miles City team will wear a combination of pink and purple, the colors of breast cancer awareness and domestic violence awareness. The Outlaws will appear in their traditional blue and silver jerseys. The goal of the game is to promote awareness and prevention education about breast cancer and domestic violence.


MSU Billings Business Hall of Fame

Date: Thursday, October 11
Location: Northern Hotel
City: Billings

It's an exciting time at MSU Billings! The College of Business and MSU Billings Foundation are hosting the 5th Annual Montana Business Hall of Fame on October 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Northern Hotel. The Montana Business Hall of Fame honors business men and women who exemplify leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. By identifying outstanding examples of business leadership, the Hall of Fame recognizes, shares, and documents stories of success and innovation.


DUI Task Force Concert

Date: Saturday, October 13
Location: Helena Civic Center
City: Helena

Be sure to wear your "John Deere Greene" to help us support the Lewis & Clark DUI Task Force at their 3rd Annual Benefit Concert/Fundraiser featuring country star Joe Diffie. It is sure to be a great time supporting an important cause.


Tumbleweed - A night of Hope

Date: Saturday, October 13
Location: Northern Hotel
City: Billings

Tumbleweed provides safety, assistance and hope to our community’s vulnerable and homeless youth, creating lasting life changes. Our sponsorship supports positive youth development, facilitates practical interventions in the lives of determined youth, and moves our community closer to ending youth homelessness. As part of our fundraising efforts, we will present “A Night of Hope: A Celebration” on October 13, 2018, a celebration featuring a silent auction, live auction and dinner.



Date: Saturday, October 13 - Saturday, October 20
Location: MetraPark
City: Billings

The NILE Pro Rodeo is taking place October 13-20 at MetraPark. Enjoy rodeo action as the worlds top contestants in the PRCA compete. We hope to see you there!


Rocky Mountain College Game Day

Date: Saturday, October 13
Location: Rocky Mountain College
City: Billings

It's Stockman Bank Game Day at Rocky Mountain College in Billings! Join us as the Battlin' Bears take on the MSU Northern Lights. Kick off is at 1:00 pm, but get there early to enjoy some great food and beverages and get ready to cheer! Go Bears!


Farm Fork Families

Date: Saturday, October 13
Location: Ben Steele Middle School
City: Billings

We are excited to be a part of the Young Families Early Head Start Farm Fork Families benefit dinner on October 13 at Ben Steele Middle School. Plan to attend this worthwhile event and help us make a difference in our community.


Scarecrows in the Garden Scarecrow Contest

Date: Saturday, October 13
Location: Various Locations on Central Avenue
City: Stanford

The Scarecrows are coming! Stanford is the place to be October 13th for the annual Scarecrows in the Garden Scarecrow contest! Scarecrows created by local individuals and groups will be located up and down Central Avenue for viewing and judging! Partake in the early morning "Scare the Crow out of Cancer" fun run/walk put on by the JB Fit Club. Then head over to City Hall for the craft show featuring many local and out of town vendors, as well as the "all you can eat" chili lunch put on by the Stanford Beautification Committee. There is no better way to spend a beautiful fall day in Montana than in Stanford with the scarecrows!


MSU Bozeman Game Day

Date: Saturday, October 13
Location: Bobcat Stadium
City: Bozeman

Help us celebrate homecoming as the Bobcats take on the Idaho Vandals. Kickoff is at 2 pm. We look forward to seeing you all at the game! Go Cats, go!

Women Leading MOntana

Date: Monday, October 15 - Tuesday, October 16
Location: Civic Center
City: Great Falls

Women Leading Montana (WLM) will be held in Great Falls October 15 & 16 at the Civic Center. The vision of WLM is to bring together a community of women leaders from across the state who have an interest in personal and professional growth. This enhanced forum provides a platform for continued learning, sharing of experiences, and an environment for open, honest and respectful dialog. Plan on two days of outstanding speakers and fellowship with peers!