The following is a press release from the MFBF:
Members of Montana Farm Bureau Federation have been appointed to serve on the advisory committees of the American Farm Bureau Federation. The advisory committees meet annually in Washington, D.C. to provide input for future Farm Bureau policy.
Serving on the 2012 AFBF Advisory Committees are:
- Animal Health – Turk Stovall, Billings; alternate, Tonya Rolf-Liles, Terry
- Equine – Milee Malone Dailey, Pray; alternate, Troy Kurth, Missoula
- Forestry – Betty Biggs, Bozeman; alternate, Bruce Vincent, Libby
- Honey/Apiculture – Ross Geise, Augusta; alternate, Susan Geise, Augusta
- Sheep – Darin Stanley, Conrad; alternate Gary Heibertshausen, Alzada
- Sugar – Russel Steinbeisser, Sidney; alternate Don L. Steinbeisser, Jr., Sidney
- Wheat – Ken Johnson, Conrad; alternate Jim Bowman, Saco
“It’s rewarding to have our producer members serving on commodity advisory committees on the national level,” said MFBF President Bob Hanson. “Concerns of each specific commodity producers across the nation can be different, so it’s great to have the viewpoints of Montana producers expressed.”
In addition, MFBF Executive Vice President Jake Cummins has been selected to serve on the AFBF General Counsel Advisory Committee (GCAC). The purpose of the GCAC is to provide advice to the General Counsel regarding AFBF’s Legal Advocacy Program. Key areas of input include potential new litigation matters, overall program strategy, and budgetary matters.
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