My latest travel adventures in August took me to Montana. Before the Rural LISC conference and the WealthWorks gathering, I spent a few days in Livingston with some friends exploring the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park and the downtown art scene. It was spectacular. I saw bighorn, elk, bison and more wildlife than I could have imagined. And my friends took me to Fairy Lake also, which was a beautiful clear mountain lake. I met up with my friend and colleague Sulynn Creswell from the Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center in Bozeman for day of galleries and delicious food.
And then we made our way to Big Sky for the conference, where I met so many wonderful people. It is always fantastic to be with the WealthWorks community, where I learned about so many innovative value chains springing up around the country, in seafood, tourism, agriculture, and more. I look forward to our work together over the coming years spreading the word and helping new value chains to emerge and grow.