Wondering who to vote for? The Montana Farm Bureau Federation has interviewed the candidates who will serve on the State Land Board. According to the State of Montana, “State trust lands are managed by the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Trust Lands Management Division. Timber, surface, and mineral resources are managed for the benefit of the common schools and the other endowed institutions in Montana, under the direction of the State Board of Land Commissioners. The board consists of Montana's five top elected officials.”
MFBF Executive Vice President John Youngberg explained, “The reason these land board positions are especially important is that some of our members have grazing leases on those state land sections which fund our land-grant universities. We need to elect people to these offices who understand how essential state lands are to agriculture.”
Each candidate was asked three of the same questions and one unique question per office. Be sure to watch the unedited interviews that will post each day to the Montana Farm Bureau Facebook page @montanafarmbureau (schedule below).  You can also view the unedited interviews by clicking on this link.
10/5 – Secretary of State: Bryce Bennett (D) and Christi Jacobsen (R) 
10/6 – State Auditor: Shane Morigeau and (D) Troy Downing (R)
10/7 – Superintendent of Public instruction: Melissa Romano (D) and Elsie Arntzen (R)
10/8 – Attorney General: Ralph Graybill (D) and Austin Knudsen (R) 
10/9 – Governor: Mike Cooney (D) and Greg Gianforte (R)  
Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear the candidates share their thoughts on state lands and how their offices affect agriculture.
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of nearly 21,000 members statewide and is part of a nationwide network of nearly 5.6 million Farm Bureau members.

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