Montana Farm Bureau elects officers during virtual delegate session

The Montana Farm Bureau elected officers during its hybrid in-person/virtual voting delegate session November 10.

Hans McPherson, a diversified farmer from Stevensville, was re-elected as president of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation with Cyndi Johnson, a Conrad small grains farmer, re-elected as vice president.

Newly elected to the board were: Casey Mott, District 4, a cattle rancher from Custer; Don Steinbeisser, Jr., District 6, a diversified farmer from Sidney and Jim Willis, District 10, a cattle producer from Wilsall. Re-elected to the board were Rhonda Boyd, District 2, a cattle rancher from Alder and Ed Bandel, District 8, a wheat farmer from Floweree.

Carla Lawrence from Boyd was re-elected as the organization’s Women’s Leadership Committee Chair and JM Peck from Melrose was elected as Young Farmer and Rancher Committee Chair.

Following are the district chairs for the Women’s Leadership Committee and the Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee:

District Women’s Leadership Committee: 

District 1: Beth Blevins – Ronan / Lorena Erickson – Corvallis

District 3: Mary Hill – Raynesford/ Debbie Bricker – Moore

District 5: Lillian Ostendorf – Powderville / Cathy McDowell – Powderville

District 7: Joy DePuydt – Saco /Julie Reddig – Frazer

District 9: Bonnie Jones – East Helena / Pam Converse – Conrad

District Young Farmer/Rancher Committee: 

District 1: Jo-Hanna Lien – Ronan  / Neela Andres – Missoula

District 2: (Vacant Seat) Michael Walsh – Twin Bridges

District 3: Vic Lewis – Ryegate / Kevin Arntzen – Hilger

District 5: John Olson – Broadus/Fiona Mott – Miles City

District 7: Gwynn Simeniuk – Opheim / John Walker – Nashua

District 9: Rocky Forseth – Helena / Klayton Lohr – Devon

District 10: (Vacant Seat): Kat Taylor – Bozeman


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