Our organization is only as strong as the membership behind it.  We can never say enough about the amazing members we know and work with every day.  This November, MFBF is celebrating a ‘Month of Thanks’.  Throughout the month we’ll be featuring members from across the state who have been nominated by their peers and fellow County Farm Bureau members.  We’ll learn a little about these folks and why their County Farm Bureau is so thankful for their involvement.
Kicking things off is a couple nominated by the Sweet Grass County Farm Bureau.

Ken & Kathy Hanson 

Joining Sweet Grass County Farm Bureau over 30 years ago, Ken and Kathy have been very active, involved members with Ken holding positions on the MFBF Board of Directors and our County Board of Directors, Vice President for five terms and President for three terms. Kathy served as our Women's Leadership Chair until 2014. Throughout their many years of commitment to Farm Bureau, Ken and Kathy have attended countless committee meetings, county meetings, summer conferences, state conventions and AFBF conventions. Ken has served on the American Farm Bureau Wheat and Grains Committee while Kathy is credited with designing the candidate forum format used by many county Farm Bureaus across the state. Kathy has presented the ABC's of Safety and ATV Safety demonstrations to thousands of Sweet Grass County's students.  

Ken and Kathy own and operate Ken's family ranch east of Melville where they raise cattle and grow dry land wheat and hay crops. Proudly carrying on the Hanson ranching traditions into the next generation, their son Ky, his wife Nicole and grandson Torston are living on the ranch working alongside Ken and Kathy.  Daughter Kari Hanson is the Agriculture Education teacher and FFA  Advisor in Park City and returns to the family ranch as often as she can. 

We are very thankful for Ken and Kathy Hanson and their many years of active involvement keeping the Sweet Grass County Farm Bureau strong and continuing to grow. Their guidance and knowledge as we progress through the years is vital and so appreciated. We are blessed to count them as members, neighbors and friends!

Know a county Farm Bureau member you’re thankful for?  Send your nominations to Chelcie Cargill at chelciec@mfbf.org through the month of November.  Be sure to tell us about their involvement in MFBF, their agricultural background and why you’re thankful to have them involved in Farm Bureau.  Please include a couple of photos if possible.