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FROM THE PRESIDENT

Welcome to our updated website!  It’s been many years since our last layout, and we are very proud of the investment that has been made for our site.  As the President, I want to thank you for stopping by!  We are a grassroots, farmer ran, organization that works on behalf of farmers.  It is our honor to advocate for Montana farmers and we are driven to help improve the Montana producers through collaboration, innovation, and influencing agricultural policy.  Farm policy is being discussed constantly on both a federal and state level.  We hope you can partner with us to continue the Montana Grain Growers Associations’ mission!

 

LEADERSHIP

Boyd

Boyd Heilig
President

Boyd

Boyd was born in Havre, Montana but has spent the majority of his life on a beautiful farm just south of Moore. He split his high school days between Moore and Hobson before heading to Montana State in Bozeman.
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Klayton

Klayton Lohr
Vice President

Klayton

Klayton Lohr is a 4th generation farmer, born and raised on the Lohr family’s original homestead south of Devon, Montana.
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Steve

Steve Sheffels
Treasurer

Steve

Born in Bozeman and raised in Great Falls and Glasgow, Steve has been farming on his family’s farm NE of Great Falls since 2007. Steve worked summers on the farm from junior high through the first round of college.
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Dale

Dale Flikkema
Secretary

Dale

Dale Flikkema is a MGGA Director and farms outside of Bozeman with his wife and daughters. He is 4th generation on his family farm.
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Nathan

Nathan Keane
Past President

Nathan

Nathan Keane grew up in the suburbs of St. Paul, MN married a farmer’s daughter and has farmed with his father-in-law, Kerry Upham, on a 4th generation homestead near Loma, Montana.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Staff

Loree

Loree Morgan
Bookkeeper

Loree

Loree was raised in Butte, and attended Concordia College in Portland, OR, where she earned an AA with emphasis on Accounting. She worked for a bank, a local CPA and a doctor prior to joining the MGGA staff as bookkeeper in 2006. Loree and her husband have 4 adult children and one grandchild. She is active in her church and also enjoys camping with family and friends.

Shawna

Shawna Severson
Office Manager/Event Coordinator

Shawna

Shawna was born in Butte and moved to Great Falls Montana at a young age where she currently resides. She married her high school sweetheart and they have two daughters and one son that keep them on their toes.
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Alison

Alison Vergeront
Executive Vice President

Alison

Alison was raised in Polson, Montana, where the mountains, trees and lake are a plenty. She currently lives in Great Falls with her husband and his daughter. Alison has long been passionate about rural life; 4H, farming and ranching.
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PAST PRESIDENTS

1956 – Norris Hanford

1957 – John Leuthold

1958 – Ivan Dahlman

1959, 1960 – George Skarda

1961, 1962 – Larry Erpelding

1963, 1964 – Ted Schwinden

1965, 1966 – Max Conover

1967, 1968 – Glenn Jacobsen

1969, 1970 – Ray Lohr

1971, 1972 – Jim Stephens

1973, 1974, 1975 – Glenn Moore

1976, 1977 – Vivian Thuesen

1978, 1979 – Steve Keil

1980, 1981 – Dale Schneidt

1982, 1983 – John “Bud” Leuthold Jr.

1984 – Knud Grosen

1985 – Mark Rasmussen

1986 – Ross Fitzgerald

1987 – Gregg Holt

1988 – Bill Brinkel

1989 – Larry Johnson

1990 – Lanny Christman

1991, 1992– Chuck Merja

1993 – Jerry Theusen

1994 – David Sage

1995 – Merlin Boxwell

1996 – Frank Schoonover

1997 – Robert Bold

1998 – Gary Broyles

1999 – Bill Goertz

2000 – Mike Waters

2001 – Dale Schuler

2002 – Larry Barbie

2003 – Herb Karst

2004 – Lochiel Edwards

2005 – Keith Schott

 

2006 – Jon Stoner

2007 – Darin Arganbright

2008 – Will Roehm

2009 – Bing Von Bergen

2010 – Keven Bradley

2011 – Gordon Stoner

2012 – Brian Eggebrecht

2013 – Ryan McCormick

2014 – Matt Flikkema

2015 – Charlie Bumgarner

2016 – Rob Davis

2017 – Tom Butcher

2018 – Michelle Erickson-Jones

2019 – Lyle Benjamin

2020 – Vince Mattson

2021 – Mitch Konen

2022 – Tryg Koch