Montana Cattlewomen Award Scholarship for 55th Year

Headshot Peter .JPGThe 2017 Montana Cattlewomen’s Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Peter Taylor, who has completed his first year at the Alexander Blewett III School of Law, University of Montana. Peter is a third generation participant in his family’s ranching business near Kirby, MT.

Peter was one of five highly qualified applicants for the scholarship.

Peter earned his B.A. degree in Geology and Governmental Studies at Bowdoin College, graduating in 2000. He returned to the ranch and has actively served on the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Board for several years. It is that position which opened his eyes to the breadth of litigation facing farming and ranching in Montana and also renewed in him a desire to attend law school and take a more active role in defending our industry.

Peter is the son of Walter and Lila Taylor. Peter and his wife Amanda have 3 young daughters. He says that ranching is “in his blood”, and he looks forward to being a knowledgeable voice for ranching in the courtroom.

The Montana Cattlewomen’s Scholarship is in the amount of $1000 and is funded through memorials. This scholarship was established in 1963, which makes this the 55thconsecutive year it has been awarded to a worthy student.

As a voice for the producer, Peter will surely be an asset to the agriculture and livestock industry. Congratulations, Peter. The Montana Cattlewomen are proud to invest in you!

Three Forks Native Recipient of CattleWomen’s Scholarship

The 2015 Montana Cattlewomen’s Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Lilly Brogger, a senior at Montana State University, Bozeman. Lilly is majoring in English Writing with a minor in Agricultural Business. She has already aligned herself on her career path by writing agriculture-related articles for the school newspaper, The MSU Exponent. Lilly’s plan is to become a Professional Agricultural Journalist.

Lilly is the daughter of Marc and Lola Brogger of Three Forks, Montana. Coming from a ranch background herself, Lilly knows she can be a bridge between the producer and consumer. “No community can function without good communication,” states Lilly, “and part of good communication is working with the opposition”.

With all of the misconceptions in today’s world of “where our food comes from” and the extremely high percentage of people who are uneducated or misinformed as to our role as farmers and ranchers, the challenge to clearly communicate is enormous. Lilly recognizes the importance and the need for writers with an ag background, who can more easily and effectively share the agricultural community’s story.

The Montana Cattlewomen’s Scholarship is in the amount of $1,000 and is funded through memorials. This scholarship was established in 1963, which makes this the 53rd consecutive year it has been awarded to a worthy student.

As a voice for the producer, Lilly Brogger will surely be an asset to the agriculture and livestock industry.  Congratulations Lilly – The Montana Cattlewomen are proud to invest in you!

T-Bone CattleWomen Make Ad Day Beef Donation

Image via Stillwater County News
Image via Stillwater County News

Project Hope board member Sue Geraghty (left) and Sonja Windecker of the T-Bone Cattle Women. The T-Bone Montana Cattle Women are promoting March 18 Ag Day by providing beef certificates in Carbon, Sweet Grass and Stillwater Counties to promote agriculture. Project Hope will use these funds to purchase beef for the family food boxes they distribute each month. — via Stillwater County News

Montana CattleWomen Offer $1000 Memorial Scholarship

For the 53rd consecutive year, the Montana CattleWomen are offering a $1,000 scholarship to a Montana resident. Applicants must be enrolled in a Montana college or university, be at least a sophomore with a 2.7 or better GPA. Preference will be given to an applicant majoring a field beneficial to the livestock industry.

The scholarship will be awarded to a student based on a balance of grades, citizenship and financial need. Last year’s recipient was Ariel Overstreet-Adkins, originally of Big Timber, who is currently a student at the University of Montana School of Law.

Application forms are available at college Financial Aid Offices throughout Montana or online at MontanaCattleWomen.org. Completed applications must be submitted to the Montana CattleWomen office (420 N. California, Helena, MT 59601) and postmarked no later than April 15, 2015. For questions or more information, contact the Scholarship Chair, Lindsey Habets at (406) 861-8655 or email lindsey@hilinewebdesign.com.

This memorial scholarship is funded entirely by donations given in memory of friends and loved ones of Montana CattleWomen.

CattleWomen offer Personalized Beef Signs

Montana CattleWomen Ranch Beef Sign
Promote the beef industry and the Montana CattleWomen with the purchase of a personalized “BEEF” sign! The 18” x 24” steel signs are designed for outdoor durability and to hang from a gate or fence. These also make great gifts for friends, family, or fellow ranchers!

Print off this order form and mail with payment to MCW.
Signs are $50 each, plus $10 shipping and handling. Allow approximately three weeks for delivery. Please send order form information with payment to Connie Ahlgren, P.O. Box 56 Grass Range, MT 59032. Make payment to Montana CattleWomen. All checks accepted. Signs may be picked up at the Lewistown Farm Bureau office without shipping cost. The Montana CattleWomen receive a portion of the proceeds from all “BEEF” sign orders.

Click image to print this order form and mail with payment to MCW.

Montana CattleWomen growing and plan Fall education events

Montana CattleWomen is excited to announce the addition of two new local groups who will be joining us for the New Year. If any CattleWomen from Cascade and Custer County are interested in joining them, contact MCW. The Montana Beef Council granted our project funding requests for 2015 and with their financial support, we will be able to continue with our educational and promotional activities.

MCW will take part in the NILE education days in Billings, October 15-18. We will have seven minutes with each group of students to present information on grazing practices, importance of minerals and vaccinations, and we go through the cheeseburger, ZIP and beef by products kits. I realize this seems like a lot of info in such a small time, but the students do learn and enjoy the sessions.

The Beef Education packets will be mailed to the Family & Consumer Science Teachers soon. Remember to ask your local teacher if they use or order the material offered to them and encourage them to utilize this year’s information. The cost of this project is covered by the $0.50 of your beef check off dollars that stay in state.

If you ever have any questions concerning MCW, just contact me, Wanda Pinnow, 406.978.3521.