Representative Josh Kassmier, HD 27, Fort Benton, received the Outstanding Friend of Farm Bureau Award during the Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference June 7-9 in Great Falls. This award is given to the Senator and Representative who had the highest overall scores on MFBF’s legislative scorecard. These legislators demonstrated their support of Montana agriculture through their voting record, bill sponsorship and leadership within various committees.

“Representative Kassmier is the ‘boots on the hill’ we always talk about. As a crop adjuster, he spends every day working in agriculture,” said MFBF President Hans McPherson. “In addition to his passion for agriculture, Rep. Kassmier has always had a strong interest in politics and policy, shown by his background of a degree in political science, as well as his experience working in Washington, D.C.

"The Montana Farm Bureau values his experience and trustworthiness throughout this 67th Legislative session. Rep. Kassmier showed his commitment and pride in agriculture in more than just one way, serving as chair of the House Agriculture Committee and sponsoring a large number of priority bills for MFBF.