Montana Farm Bureau elects officers during annual convention in Billings
Cyndi Johnson, a wheat farmer from Conrad, has been elected as president of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation during the organization’s 102nd Annual Convention Nov. 8-11 in Billings. Johnson will serve as the organization’s first female president since its inception in 1919. Gary Heibertshausen, an Alzada sheep rancher, was elected vice president. Heibertshausen served from 2015-2021 as MFBF District 5 Director.
Darcia Patten, a cattle rancher from Broadus, was elected as MFBF District 5 Director. Re-elected to the
MFBF Board of Directors were Craig Blevins, District 1, a purebred Angus breeder from Ronan; Kris Descheemaeker, District 3, a cattle rancher from Lewistown; Joy DePuydt, District 7, a small grains farmer and cattle rancher from Saco, and Scott Stoner, District 9, who raises horses in Montana City.
Carla Lawrence from Boyd was re-elected as the MFBF Women’s Leadership Chair, with J.M Peck from Melrose re-elected as the MFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee Chair.
Women’s Leadership Committee
- District 2 – Marti Shields, Dillon; Rhonda Boyd, Alder
- District 4 – Gretchen Schubert, Huntley; Teddi Vogel, Ballantine
- District 6 – Michelle Gibbs, Circle; Paula Steinbeisser, Sidney
- District 8 – Marjorie Pribyl, Cascade; Katie Schuler, Fort Benton
- District 10 – Carole Plymale, Townsend; Heidi Brewer, Bozeman
Young Farmer & Rancher Committee
- District 1 – Vacancy – Nick Courville
- District 2 – Mark Boyd, Alder; Michael Walsh, Twin Bridges
- District 4 – Zach Weimortz, Fromberg; Jacob Stenberg, McLeod
- District 6 – Lee Jensen, Circle; Marianne Gartner, Sidney
- District 8 – Shay Richter, Fort Benton; Todd Standley, Cascade
- District 10 – Kat Taylor, Bozeman; Brady Richardson, White Sulphur Springs
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