2023 CattleWoman Of The Year

Kari Berg Marks was awarded the title of CattleWoman of the Year. She has served as district director, committee chair and participated in Ag week at the Capital. This lady has spent an immense amount of work and time on the Ranch Run for the past 8 years. When the idea of the 25 mile relay run was suggested Kari stepped up and created the program it is today and has a huge notebook to prove it.

She has worked with winners of the Environmental Stewardship award and the Montana Beef Council to bring a positive message to the runners about the many benefits of livestock grazing on public and private lands and beef's nutritional value. Her work also included securing sponsor funding, designing and creating informational content for participants, collaborating with the Montana Hereford Association and local breweries to provide a delicious beef and brews at the finish line of each run.

Kari is truly heart and soul a Montana CattleWoman and agvocate. Congratulations Kari we appreciate all of your hard work.











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2023 Montana CattleWomen Scholarship Recipient


 The Montana CattleWomen scholarship recipient for 2023-2024 is Cheyanne Carl of Pompey’s Pillar, MT. Cheyanne is the 21-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Carl and a Senior at the University of Montana. Cheyanne plans to continue her education, after U of M, at a two year grad school.
Cheyanne has been on the Dean’s List 4 times in her college tenure, all while excelling on the University of Montana Rodeo Team. Cheyanne is a psychology major with a minor in Human and Family Development. 

Cheyanne says, “Being a part of the livestock Industry for many years has really shaped what I want to do with my future. The topic of the very high and alarming suicide rates within the farmers, ranchers, and the livestock and agricultural industry, has prompted my career path. After graduating with my master’s in clinical Mental Health Counseling, I want to be able to help the people that are a part of these communities to prevent the high rates of suicide. I want to be the resource for the people in these industries to talk to and give them the support they need to help them fight against the depression that seems to overtake them. Depression is so common within these communities; due to the losses and hardships they face. It seems to go very unnoticed until it is too late. I want to bring more awareness to the people that are struggling and allow them to have a shoulder to lean on to talk about all these issues and hard times they face.”