Wednesday, October 4, 2023

MT Woolgrowers Association Selects New Executive Secretary

by Andy Schwab

The Montana Woolgrowers Association (MWGA) announced they have selected a new Executive Secretary after previous executive Leah Johnson announced her resignation in December to spend more time with family.

Stefanie Leach of Ledger assumed the duties of Executive Secretary in April and is looking forward to meeting members from across the Treasure State in the coming months. Over the years, Leach has been involved in the sheep industry and a member of MWGA since 2010.

She and her husband, Jess, raise Rambouillets on their ranch in Pondera County, with their daughters, Jordan and Alyson. Stefanie has a strong background in business and education. Over the past two years, she has volunteered as FFA instructor at Chester-Joplin-Inverness (CJI) while also being a special education teacher.

In 2021, Leach was a Tow Rope Hero nominee of Northern Broadcasting System’s – Tow Rope Tour, for her volunteer efforts that helped FFA students bring home hardware from the state FFA convention.

Along with her time at the school and in the sheep shed, Leach holds a Secretary position for the Marias Fair 4-H Livestock Committee and also volunteers on several committees within her community.

Leach told Northern Ag Network’s Andy Schwab, she has some very large shoes to fill since Leah Johnson and the previous Executive Secretaries did such an incredible job fulfilling the duties. She added she wants to help advance the MWGA.

“I’m hoping I can do as good as they have and continue to open other opportunities for workshops in the state and just get Montana Woolgrowers (Association) out there,” said Leach.

She highlighted a few events in the coming future such as the MWGA campout that will be near Alzada at the Pilster Ranch on June 16th-18th.


Northern Ag Network / MWGA – 2023

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