MFBF Spokesman

The Spokesman is the official membership publication of Montana Farm Bureau Federation’s member families. Spokesman readers are farmers and ranchers, rural residents, landowners, professionals, business people, tradespeople, outfitters, tour guides, young people, homeowners, homemakers and the whole realm of people who live in Big Sky Country!

Fall 2022 MFBF Spokesman
The Fall 2022 MFBF Spokesman features rural road safety tips, the upcoming 103rd MFBF Annual Convention, a feature story on Living River Farms and more! 
Summer 2022 MFBF Spokesman
The Summer 2022 MFBF Spokesman features staying accident-free while haying this summer, a farewell letter from retiring Executive Vice President, John Youngberg, preparing for a new farm bill and more. 
Spring 2022 MFBF Spokesman
The Spring 2022 MFBF Spokesman features Agriculture Safety, Truth in the News, the new MFBF Vice President, CI-121, Supply Chain Issues and more. 
Winter 2022 MFBF Spokesman
The Winter 2022 MFBF Spokesman features words for our new president, Cyndi Johnson, Winter safety, Montana Ag in the Classroom update and a look back to our 102nd Annual Montana Farm Bureau Convention and Trade Show. 
Summer 2021 MFBF Spokesman
Our Summer 2021 Spokesman features a recap on the MFBF Summer Conference, haying safety guidelines and our Foundation Annual Report.
Spring 2021 MFBF Spokesman
Montana Farm Bureau's Spring 2021 Spokesman features an article on bringing broadband internet to rural Montana, branding safety tips and a 2021 Montana legislative update.
Winter 2021 MFBF Spokesman
The Winter 2021 MFBF Spokesman includes an editorial on the value of a Farm Bureau membership, details on a Prairie County irrigation project, and a feature story on the new land rush in Montana.
Fall 2020 MFBF Spokesman
Montana Farm Bureau's Fall 2020 Spokesman features stories on how small meat processors have thrived during the pandemic.  You will also read about railroad crossing safety, hunting safety, 
Summer 2020 MFBF Spokesman The Summer 2020 Spokesman features articles on MFBF's efforts to stay connected with members during the Covid-19 pandemic, rural road safety and conservation efforts on a the Milton Ranch. You will also find a great read about Otium Brewing in Miles City, which was a recipient of one of Montana Farm Bureau Foundation's Centennial Initiative grants.  
Spring 2020 MFBF Spokesman This version of the Spokesman includes a recap of MFBF member's advocacy on the national level during trips to Washington D.C.   You can also get to know new MFBF Board Member, Kris Descheemaeker.  Read how Powderville rancher, Lillian Ostendorf, has served Farm Bureau in a leadership role as western representative on the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee for the last 8 years.
Winter 2020 MFBF Spokesman The Winter Spokesman features a Montana tax review, an in-depth interview with MFBF Women's Leadership Committee Chair, Carla Lawrence, and a recap of our Centennial Celebration. 

Fall 2019 MFBF Spokesman
In the Fall 2019 Spokesman you can read about Montana Farm Bureau's Centennial Celebration.  Articles include stories and personal accounts from our amazing 100 year history.  
Summer 2019 MFBF Spokesman
In the Summer Spokesman you will find articles about the challenges young farmers and ranchers are facing plus a photo gallery from Summer Conference.  You can also read an article from Laura Nelson on the history of Farm Bureau in Montana.
Spring 2019 MFBF Spokesman
MFBF's Spring 2019 Spokesman includes an in-depth article about the multi-layered issue of depression and suicide in farming and ranching.  The MFB Foundation's 2018 Annual Report is also in this issue.
Winter 2019 MFBF Spokesman
The winter version of the MFBF Spokesman contains a recap of the 2018 MFBF Convention and the policy book as adopted at that meeting.
Fall 2018 MFBF Spokesman
Fall 2018's MFBF Spokesman includes a series on how Montana entrepreneurs are using locally ggrid-xn agricultural products to revitalize small towns with breweries and distilleries.  The 2018 Annual Convention and Trade show registration is also include.
Summer 2018 MFBF Spokesman
The Summer 2018 version of the Spokesman includes articles on the anti-mining initiative, summer safety topics, a recap on the Summer Conference and much more.
Winter 2018 MFBF Spokesman This version of the Spokesman includes the policy approved at the 2017 Annual Meeting and Convention in Billings.  Other articles include, "Fighting the Good Fight", winter safety and more.
Fall 2017 MFBF Spokesman Stories include, "Fires, Fires Everywhere: Stories from the 2017 Fire Season", a membership benefits roundup and a guest editorial on outsmarting the media's marketing of fear.
Summer 2017 MFBF Spokesman See the summer conference photo gallery, legislative awards, read about young ranchers facing challenges and gain tips on membership recruiting.
Spring 2017 MFBF Spokesman Read about tips for raising "local" food, exciting times in Washington, D.C. and review the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Annual Report.
Winter 2017 MFBF Spokesman This issue contains Montana Farm Bureau's policy book.  Plus, meet MFBF's new president, Hans McPherson, and find tips on preventing frozen water pipes.
Fall 2016 MFBF Spokesman Ever wonder why ranchers use cattle trucks?  You can read why in this issue.  Other stories include, "We're your farmer" partners in the pulse business and an account of work being done towards the 2018 Farm Bill.
Summer 2016 MFBF Spokesman This issue contains a great feature on an eastern Montana member titled, "A Lifetime Spent Farming", a photo gallery from the 2016 MFBF Summer Conference and a PAC report.
Spring 2016 MFBF Spokesman Review the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Annual Report, see on-the-farm safety tips and  read about how young farmers and ranchers can get involved in Farm Bureau.
Winter 2016 MFBF Spokesman This is the policy book issue, containing all of the policies passed by Farm Bureau delegates at the 2015 MFBF Convention.