Women's Leadership Committee

Women's Leadership Committee

The role of women in agriculture

The Montana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership program strives to change the perceptions about agriculture, family farms and ranches and about the role of women in agriculture. Changing those perceptions through direct contact, educational programming, leadership development programs, speaking out for our industry, and recognizing the unlimited possibilities for women in agriculture.

2019 MFBF Scholarship, sponsored by the Women's Leadership Committee: DOWNLOAD HERE

The MFBF Women’s Leadership Committee

Gretchen SchubertChair
Beth BlevinsDistrict 1
Rhonda Boyd, Marti LaknarDistrict 2
Deb Bricker, Heather DyeDistrict 3
Lisa McFarland, Carla LawrenceDistrict 4
Lillian Ostendorf, Catherine McDowellDistrict 5
Michelle Gibbs, Tina RehbeinDistrict 6
Nancy Bowman, Joy DePuydtDistrict 7
Cindy Denning, Megan HedgesDistrict 8
Bonnie JonesDistrict 9
Carole Plymale, Lorrie VennesDistrict 10

Food Check-Out Day: To recognize the outstanding efficiency and productivity of America’s farmers and ranchers, the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Committee officially commemorates Food Check-Out each year. Food Check-Out Day recognizes the farmer’s contribution to the affordability of food in the United States. The event is held annually by MT farm women on the day of the year, when, on average, Americans have earned enough income to pay for their yearly food supply. Montana Farm Bureau celebrates Food Checkout Day by gathering food and food certificates for the Ronald McDonald House in Billings.

National Agriculture Month Table Tents: MFBF Women’s Leadership Committee has combined the efforts of safety precautions and agriculture facts on table tents and distributed them to restaurants and businesses in all areas of Montana.