Montana Farm Bureau elects officers during annual convention in Billings

Hans McPherson, a diversified rancher from Stevensville, was re– elected as president of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation during the organization’s annual convention Nov. 12–15 in Billings. Cyndi Johnson, a Conrad small grains farmer, was re-elected as vice president.

Newly elected to the Montana Board of Directors was Craig Blevins, District 1, a cattle rancher from Ronan and Scott Stoner, District 9, a hay and equine producer from Clancy. Re-elected to the board were Jennifer Bergin, District 3, a cattle rancher from Melstone; Gary Heibertshausen, District 5, a sheep rancher from Alzada and Tom DePuydt, District 7, a cattle rancher from Saco.

Gretchen Schubert from Huntley was re-elected as the MFBF Women’s Leadership Chair with Gil Gasper, from Circle, re-elected as the MFBF Young Farmer and Rancher Chair.

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

District Women’s Leadership Committee:

District 2: Rhonda Boyd – Alder / Marti Laknar – Dillon

District 4: Lisa McFarland – Billings/ Carla Lawrence – Bridger

District 6: Michelle Gibbs – Circle / Tina Rehbein – Lambert

District 8: Cindy Denning – Sun River / Megan Hedges – Chester

District 10: Carol Plymale – Townsend / Lori Vennes – Townsend


District Young Farmer/Rancher Committee:

District 2: J.M. Peck – Melrose / Mark Boyd – Alder

District 4: Jennie Anderson – Big Timber / Jacob Stenberg – McLeod

District 6: Ben Johnson – Sidney / Lee Jensen – Circle

District 8: Todd Standley – Cascade; Shay Richter – Fort Benton

District 10: Tyler Hamm – White Sulphur Springs / Sophi Davis – Springdale


Special Election to fill vacancy

District 7: Gwynn Simeniuk – Opine



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