MCW President Connie Ahlgren
Connie and John, her husband, ranch South of Grass Range, MT where they raise Red Angus cattle. The couple raised three sons, Charlie, Cody, and Clayton, on the ranch and they now have five grandchildren. Connie loves watching her grandchildren grow in an agriculture community! Charlie, and his family of five operate a ranch east of Winnett, MT. Cody and his family of four live and ranch with them at Grass Range. Clayton and his wife work for a ranch near Grass Range. Connie is also the office manager at Farm Bureau Insurance in Lewistown, MT.
Connie was raised on a ranch in NE Wyoming and grew up living and loving agriculture. Riding horses, raising cattle, participating in 4-H and FFA were all great leadership experiences that gave her the interest in staying involved in and promoting agriculture. In their early 30’s, John and Connie were involved with the Young Ag Couples Leadership training. Connie has a great passion for the way of life that ranchers live. Most of all, Connie enjoys four-wheeling or horseback riding around the ranch, just taking in everything outdoors on “good weather” days, and spending time with family, especially her five grandchildren.
Connie has been a member of the Central Montana Cattlewomen for many years, not exactly sure how many but it’s been awhile. Six years ago, she joined the Montana CattleWomen Board of Directors and has served as District Director (2 years), Vice President (2 years) and now President Elect (2 years). She states, “It has been a great experience climbing the ladder from Director to President of Montana CattleWomen. I’m ready to lead the Montana Cattlewomen for the next two years! We have a great bunch of CattleWomen all over the state to work with and I’m excited to see what we can accomplish. I feel it is very important to tell your story, to let consumers know how good our beef product is in nutrition and taste! Our beef is raised with great management and care and it’s important to share the facts.”
Connie’s motivation and theme for the next two years are Boot Scootin’ Beef Promotion and Education! Way to go, Connie!