By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation Its official, the holidays are upon us. We narrowly escaped the rapid fire of election ads and weren’t even finished with the Thanksgiving meal before being fa-la-la-la-la’d with luxury cars wrapped in bows and soft drink-swigging polar bears. As the commercials indicate, December is a time for […]
BILLINGS—Bob Hanson, a rancher from White Sulphur Springs, has been re-elected president of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation. Bruce Wright, a farmer from Bozeman, was re-elected as vice president of the state’s largest agricultural organization. Harris Wheat, a cattle rancher from Dillon, was re-elected as District 2 Director; Ronda Johnston, a rancher from Melville, was […] Continue reading . . .
BILLINGS – Mike Milburn, a Montana legislator and rancher from Cascade, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) during the MFBF Awards Banquet Nov. 13 at the Billing Hotel and Convention Center. Milburn served eight years in the Montana Legislature, serving as Speaker of the House for the past two […] Continue reading . . .
BILLINGS – Jennifer Bergin, Mussellshell County Farm Bureau president, won the Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet during the Montana Farm Bureau Convention at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center Nov. 11-14. The Discussion Meet is meant to simulate a committee meeting with ideas discussed and solutions developed. Bergin shared ideas with four other participants […] Continue reading . . .
BILLINGS – American Farm Bureau Deputy Director of Public Policy, Dale Moore, provided a Washington, D.C. update during the Montana Farm Bureau Annual Convention at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. Moore, who spoke during the Young Farmer and Rancher Luncheon Nov. 13, explained the Farm Bill will be on the front burner during the […] Continue reading . . .
BILLINGS–Jack Jennaway, a 17-year-old from Melstone High School, won the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Speech Contest – Senior Division – during the Montana Farm Bureau Convention in Billings Nov. 11. This was the second year Jennaway bested other competitors to win $400 for first place. The topic was “What does the ability of agricultural […] Continue reading . . .
BILLINGS – The theme “tell your story” was repeated in workshops and echoed by speakers during the Montana Farm Bureau Convention Nov. 12 in Billings. Whether the speaker was Dr. Frank Mitloehner of University of California/Davis, Erika Poppelreiter speaking on behalf of the U.S. Farmer and Rancher Alliance or Russell Nemetz of the Northern Ag […] Continue reading . . .