MSGA Elects Leadership for the Upcoming Year and Wraps up Convention

BILLINGS, Mont. (December 9, 2022) – The Montana Stockgrowers Association’s (MSGA) 138th Annual Convention and Trade Show came to a close today in Billings, Montana. On the final day of convention, attendees finalized policy, elected the 2023 board of directors, and attended the trade show, Stockgrowers Colleges, General Session II, Presidents Lunch, and the Grand Finale Banquet. 

The organization’s leadership was announced during the Grand Finale Banquet. The board of directors consists of 13 members; two directors from each district and three elected officers. MSGA directors volunteer their time to travel to industry issues and meetings to ensure representation of Montana’s ranching families. Representatives from the Montana CattleWomen and Young Stockgrowers also hold seats on the MSGA board. Election results include:

Newly elected directors:

  • John Grande, of Martinsdale, President
  • Lesley Robinson, of Dodson, First Vice President
  • Turk Stovall, of Billings, Second Vice President

Returning board officers and directors:

  • Dana Darlington of Big Sandy, North Central District
  • Rich Roth of Big Sandy, North Central District
  • Lon Reukauf of Terry, Northeastern District
  • Keith Dynneson of Sidney, Northeastern District
  • Todd Olsen of Lewistown, South Central District
  • Dusty Hahn of Townsend, South Central District
  • Monty Lesh of Miles City, Southeastern District
  • Bob Sitz of Harrison, Western District
  • John Hagenbarth of Glen, Western District
  • Devin Murnin of Billings, Young Stockgrowers Chair  
  • Ian Glennie of Judith Gap, Young Stockgrowers Vice Chair          
  • Suze Bohleen, Montana Cattlewomen President  

One of the highlights of the 2022 Annual Convention and Trade Show are the prizes awarded to MSGA members. This year, MSGA raffled and auctioned multiple prizes over the course convention. Recipients included:

  • Nutra-Lix Handcrafted Saddle: Todd Olson
  • Agri-Best Feeds One Ton of SweetPro Feed: Perri Jacobs 
  • Agri-Best Feeds One Pallet of Redmond Natural Trace Mineral: Lane Nordlund 
  • Massey Ferguson Tractor: Richard Dunbar 
  • Producer Partnership 27 Tons of Hay Auction: Yellowstone Cattle Feeders
  • Western Ranch Supply $500 Gift Certificate: Alan Ferrington 
  • C250 Cancrete Waterer: John Grande 
  • C&B Operations Toolbox: Lesley Robinson
  • C&B Operations Battery Charger: Dynneson Ranch & Feedlot 
  • Mountain West Ags One Ton of Protein Blocks: Dennis Descheemaeker

MSGA thanks its generous sponsors who donated these items! Proceeds from the auctions will support educational programs and opportunities for members in the coming year.

The Montana Stockgrowers Association is a grassroots membership organization and is the trusted voice of cattle ranchers. With a 135 year history, MSGA advocates and ensures cattle ranching remains relevant, safe and a sustainable way of life for generations to come.


Keni Reese

Director of Marketing & Communications


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