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Women’s Leadership Committee

The Montana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership program strives to change the perceptions about agriculture, family farms and ranches and about the role of women in agriculture. Changing those perceptions through direct contact, educational programming, leadership development programs, speaking out for our industry, and recognizing the unlimited possibilities for women in agriculture.


Photo Contest: Congratulations to this year’s photo contest winners!

1st Place Winner


2nd Place Winner


3rd Place Winner


2016 Women’s Leadership Committee Scholarship application now available!
Download here.

The MFBF Women’s Leadership Committee

Gretchen SchubertChair
Beth Blevins, Niki SardotDistrict 1
Hope Kincheloe, Becky LoeschDistrict 2
Deb Bricker, Heather Dye
District 3
Lisa McFarland, Holly Higgins
District 4
Lillian Ostendorf, Catherine McDowellDistrict 5
Nicole Hackley, Tina RehbeinDistrict 6
Nancy BowmanDistrict 7
Julie Meyer, Cindy DenningDistrict 8
Lyndsie Foard, Leslie Doely

District 9
Carole Plymale, Shirley LucasDistrict 10

Staff Contact is Alena Standley,

Food Check-Out Day: To recognize the outstanding efficiency and productivity of America’s farmers and ranchers, the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Committee officially commemorates Food Check-Out each year. Food Check-Out Day recognizes the farmer’s contribution to the affordability of food in the United States. The event is held annually by MT farm women on the day of the year, when, on average, Americans have earned enough income to pay for their yearly food supply. Montana Farm Bureau celebrates Food Checkout Day by gathering food and food certificates for the Ronald McDonald House in Billings.

National Agriculture Month Table Tents: MFBF Women’s Leadership Committee has combined the efforts of safety precautions and agriculture facts on table tents and distributed them to restaurants and businesses in all areas of Montana.

Favorite Recipes of Montana Cook Book: This cookbook has been compiled by the Montana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee. In it we have gathered 775 recipes from Farm Bureau members across the entire state. It is our sincere wish that you find many tempting dishes to serve to your family and friends for many years to come. It is also a great gift idea or Montana keepsake.  Favorite Recipes of Montana sell for $15 each, plus $5.00 shipping and handling per book ordered.