Montana Farm Bureau delegates elect officers during annual convention
MISSOULA, Montana—The Montana Farm Bureau Federation delegates elected officers during the organization’s 2022 Annual Convention in Missoula.
Cyndi Johnson, a Conrad small grains farmer, has been re-elected as president and Gary Heibertshausen, an Alzada sheep rancher, has been re-elected as vice president.
J.M. Peck, a cattle rancher from Melrose, has been elected as the new District 2 Director. Peck has served as the MFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee Chair for the past three years. Re-elected to the board were Casey Mott, District 4, a cattle rancher from Custer; Don Steinbeisser, Jr., District 6, a diversified farmer from Sidney; Ed Bandel, District 8, a wheat farmer from Floweree, and Jim Willis, District 10, a cattle producer from Wilsall.
Nick Courville, a Charlo rancher is the newly elected Young Farmer & Rancher Chair. Carla Lawrence from Boyd was re-elected as the organization’s Women’s Leadership Committee Chair.
The MFBF Convention takes place November 14-17 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula. MFBF works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of its 20,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of nearly 5.9 million Farm Bureau members.
Following are the elected district chairs for the Women’s Leadership Committee and the Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee:
District Women’s Leadership Committee:
District 1: Beth Blevins - Ronan / Myla Yahraus - Stevensville
District 3: Mary Hill - Raynesford/ Leslie Cavill - Ryegate
District 5: Laureen Lackman - Hysham / Cathy McDowell - Powderville
District 7: Joy DePuydt - Saco /Nancy Bowman - Hinsdale
District 9: Loretta Burnham – Helena / Pam Converse - Conrad
District Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee:
District 1: Houston Blevins - Ronan / Vern Cheff – Missoula
District 3: Vic Lewis – Ryegate / Bronya Willmore – Denton
District 5: Lea Aye – Broadus/Fiona Mott – Miles City
District 7: Gwynn Simeniuk – Glasgow / John Walker - Nashua
District 9: Katharine Taylor - Helena / Klayton Lohr – Shelby
District 8: Karissa Floerchinger - Cascade
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