The Billings Chamber is excited to announce the second annual, Ag Celebration Week from January 24-28th, presented by Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative, focusing on awareness and appreciation of the region’s number one industry, agriculture. This week offers insight into how the agriculture industry affects our daily lives and celebrates the community that works tirelessly to provide us with fabulous food and clothing. It’s about education, admiration and gratitude for the area’s farmers, ranchers, and consumers as well as agri-business and agri-business research representatives.

Learn how to engage with the Billings Chamber, win prizes, learn more about the Ag industry, and support the area’s many Ag Industry businesses. And follow our host, Jess Peterson, agriculture advocate and longtime producer in Montana, as he guides our awareness of this essential industry.

Ag Celebration Week Card

The Ag Industry impacts our day to day more than we may realize. We have created an engaging opportunity to support these businesses while being entered in to win a grand prize bundle.

How are you entered in to win? Gamecards will be released on Friday, January 21st. Download gamecard and then visit five of the businesses listed for one entry and visit seven businesses for two entries. If you visit all the businesses listed, you will earn three entries to win! No purchase is necessary when visiting the businesses. Be sure to have an employee sign your card and email the completed card to info@billingchamber.com by the end of business on Monday, January 31st.

Follow Charlie and Russel as they Explore Billings

Yellowstone County Museum is home to Charlie and Russel, the two-headed calf. You can visit the museum to learn more as well as purchase your own plush version of Charlie and Russel. Throughout the week you can follow Charlie and Russel as they visit local businesses that support the Ag industry. If you guess where they are, you could win a gift card!

Experiencing Agriculture Series

Follow Jess Peterson as he dives into the many different aspects of the Ag Industry. The many facets of Ag from 4th Grade Ag Education and agri-business to producers all impact you as a resident in Billings, Yellowstone County and Montana as a whole.

Fun Facts about the Ag Industry

A major part of Ag Celebration Week is to raise awareness and educate residents on this amazing industry. Every day there will be posts on the Billings Chamber’s social channels as they shed some light on all the ag industry offers!

Interviews with Announcers at KGHL

Tune into KGHL (AM790 and 94.7FM) to hear announcers Nick Tyler, Josh Rath, and Taylor Brown interview Ag Celebration Week Sponsors, our current Ag Excellence Award winner, Bill Dutcher, and past Ag Excellence Award winners.

Ag Appreciation Celebration Banquet

Let’s wrap up Ag Celebration with a bang! Join us for the first time since 2020 on Friday, January 28th at the MetraPark Pavilion from 5:30-8:00! We will honor the Ag Excellence Award Winner, hear from an amazing panel, and enjoy amazing food while connecting with one another.

Register today for only $700 for a table of ten!

The Billings Chamber wants to assure you that the health and safety of every guest is our highest priority. It is our intention that we have a fun and safe event for everyone.

  • Hand sanitizer will be placed throughout the venue for your use.
  • Masks are not required, but welcome.
  • All food will be safely served by trained waitstaff.
  • We encourage you to get vaccinated ahead of the event. Vaccination information can be found below.
  • Please do not attend if you are feeling ill.

Click these links for vaccination information and to make an appointment: Billings Clinic, RiverStone Health, St. Vincent Healthcare, and St. John’s United. (Include links)

The Billings Chamber is excited to have you be a part of this exciting week-long celebration with something for everyone! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn, engage, win prizes, and show appreciation for this incredible industry and its people.

If you are looking for ways to be involved, please email Alyssa@billingschamber.com.

See you January 24th – 28th!