HELENA, Mont. (May 17, 2022) – The Montana Association of State Grazing Districts (MASGD) conducted its Annual Meeting on May 16 in Lewistown, Montana.
Along with the association’s annual business meeting, a new president and vice president were elected to lead the organization. Kevin Elias, of Chinook, was elected by the membership to the role of president. Deanna Robbins, of Roy, was elected to vice president. Both individuals will serve in their respective roles for two years. Llane Carroll, of Ekalaka, completed his term as vice president and was re-elected to serve as a director for the south district. Kyle Kluck, of Malta, was elected as a north district director. Skip Ahlgren who has led MASGD for the last two years will assume the past president role on the board.
The meeting brought together industry leaders who traveled from across Montana to participate in the event. Attendees heard from officials from NOAA National Weather Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Montana Stockgrowers Association, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Rangeland Resources Committee, and the state’s Sage Grouse Oversight Team.
The Montana Association of State Grazing Districts (MASGD) consists of twenty-six grazing districts spanning across the eastern side of Montana and includes rancher and farmer members who raise livestock. These cooperative grazing areas include federal grazing lands mingled with state, county and private lands-encompassing more than 10 million acres and allows for the greatest use of range forage, while conserving limited natural resources.
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