Montana Farm Bureau holds elections |

Montana Farm Bureau holds elections

Bob Hanson, a cattle rancher from White Sulphur Springs, has been re-elected as president of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation during Montana Farm Bureau’s 96th Annual Convention at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula. Hans McPherson, a diversified farmer from Stevensville, was re-elected as vice president.

Re-elected to the Board of Directors were Troy Kurth, who operates TK Quarter Horses in Missoula, District 1; Jennifer Bergin, a cattle rancher from Melstone, District 3, Tom DePuydt, a cattle rancher from Saco, District 7 and Ken Johnson, a wheat farmer from Conrad, District 9. Newly elected to the board was Gary Heibertshausen, a sheep rancher from Alzada, District 5.

Gretchen Schubert from Huntley returns as the Women’s Leadership Committee Chair, with Gil Gasper from Circle as the newly elected Young Farmer and Rancher Chair.

The Montana Farm Bureau Convention ended Nov. 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula. The Montana Farm Bureau is the state’s largest agricultural organization with more than 21,000 members.

Following are the district chairs for the Women’s Leadership Committee and the Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee:

District Women’s Leadership Committee:

District 2: Rhonda Boyd – Alder / Becky Stuart – Dillon

District 4: Lisa McFarland – Molt / Carla Lawrence – Bridger

District 6: Nicole Hackley – Culberston / Tina Rehbein – Lambert

District 8: Cindy Denning – Sun River / Kayla Bandel – Floweree

District 10:Carol Plymale – Townsend / Lori Vennes – Townsend

District Young Farmer/Rancher Committee:

District 2: Michael Stuart – Dillon / Hope Kincheloe – Dillon

District 4: Jenny Stovall – Billings / Jennie Anderson – Big Timber

District 6: Ben Johnson – Sidney / Lee Jensen – Circle

District 8:Todd Standley – Ulm

District 10: Tyler Hamm – White Sulphur Springs / Sophi Davis – Springdale

Special Election to fill vacancy

District 7: Wendy Majerus (one year term) – Saco

District 5: John Olson (one year term) – Broadus

–Montana Farm Bureau