Montana Angus Association names new secretary and editor |

Montana Angus Association names new secretary and editor

Amy Van Dyke-Crowder of Belgrade, MT has been named as the new secretary of the Montana Angus Association and the editor of the Montana Angus News, according to an announcement made by Kathy Creighton-Smith, president of the association.

“We feel that her background in publishing and track record of service to the cattle industry will make her a valuable asset to our Association,” Creighton-Smith said. “As secretary of the MAA, Amy will be the facilitator of communications between the board and membership as well as press officer for the association.”

Her responsibilities include publishing an annual directory and quarterly issues of the Montana Angus News.

For the past eight years, she worked as a designer in the publication department at the American Simmental Association in Bozeman, MT.

“Along the way, I also learned that I liked being a hometown girl who served the agricultural community through graphics and publishing,” Van Dyke-Crowder said.

“As editor of the Montana Angus News, I am pleased to continue doing what I love – helping seedstock producers effectively communicate with one another and market their programs. As Montana Angus News turns a new page, it is my goal to take the magazine to the next level.

“The Montana Angus News is your magazine, and I value your ideas and input in regard to what direction it should take. With your help, we can build and improve upon what is already a wonderful community and industry news source – all the while enhancing your marketing potential.”

She is a graduate of Montana State University with a degree in graphic design. Amy and her husband, Clark, have been married for 12 years and have a 21-month old son named Grant. She is a third generation Montanan and was born and raised in the Gallatin Valley near Bozeman where her family raised commercial Angus cattle in addition to raising hay, wheat and barley.

Amy can be contacted at or at 406-388-1291.

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