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Women's Leadership Committee
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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.

2020 MFBF Scholarship, sponsored by the Women's Leadership Committee:  Download the application here.

The MFBF Women’s Leadership Committee

NAMEAREAEmail
Carla LawrenceChairEmail Carla
Beth BlevinsDistrict 1Email Beth
Rhonda BoydDistrict 2Email Rhonda
Marti ShieldsDistrict 2Email Marti
Deb Bricker,District 3Email Deb
Heather DyeDistrict 3Email Heather
Lisa McFarlandDistrict 4Email Lisa
Gretchen SchubertDistrict 4Email Gretchen
Lillian OstendorfDistrict 5Email Lillian
Catherine McDowellDistrict 5Email Catherine
Michelle GibbsDistrict 6Email Michelle
Tracy GasperDistrict 6Email Tracy
Nancy BowmanDistrict 7Email Nancy
Joy DePuydtDistrict 7Email Joy
Marjorie PribylDistrict 8Email Marjorie
Leah JohnsonDistrict 8Email Leah
Bonnie JonesDistrict 9Email Bonnie
Carole PlymaleDistrict 10Email Carole
Haley PotterDistrict 10Email Haley

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.