BOZEMAN, Montana—Scott Kulbeck has been named executive vice president of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation, the state’s largest general agricultural organization. Kulbeck succeeds John Youngberg who retired from the position in August after 30 years with the organization.
Kulbeck grew up west of Big Sandy where his family raised dryland wheat, barley and registered Herefords. He graduated from Montana State University in 1994 with a degree in agricultural business and a minor in economics.
Kulbeck started with Montana Farm Bureau in July, 1995, first serving as eastern Montana fieldman and coordinator of Young Farmers & Ranchers program. He became the director of membership development while also serving as coordinator of the MFB Foundation. During his tenure, the MFB Foundation reached a milestone of having over $1 million in assets. With the help of the MFB Foundation leadership, Kulbeck started and implemented the Centennial Community Initiative which raised and distributed $100,000 for economic development in rural Montana.
“I have an unwavering belief in rural Montana and Farm Bureau’s grassroots structure, and I want to see both thrive,” said Kulbeck. “I believe in our mission: Farm Bureau is dedicated to preserving and improving the agriculture and natural resource industries through member involvement in education, political activities, programs and services.”
Kulbeck thanks the previous leadership of the board and staff of Montana Farm Bureau for providing the financial stability the organization has today. “Our membership is increasing and our county Farm Bureaus are more active than ever,” he said. “We are in a position to go on the offensive, and my goal is to do just that on behalf of our membership.”
He is married to Casey Foussard Kulbeck and the couple has two sons: Zachary is studying mechanical engineering at Montana State University and Aidan is studying business management at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Arizona.
He is an avid baseball fan and player, and enjoys camping, fishing and being involved in the St. John Vianney Parish in Belgrade.
“Scott’s integrity and dedication to Montana agriculture speak volumes for the kind of leadership he will provide,” said MFBF President Cyndi Johnson. “Members of Montana Farm Bureau look forward to more growth and even greater success with Scott Kulbeck leading the team of dedicated employees.”