FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2006
Contact: Sandy Courtnage
Montana Farmers Union Elects President and Board
GREAT FALLS, MT (Oct. 28, 2006) – Alan Merrill, Big Sandy, was elected president of the Montana Farmers Union at its 91st Annual Meeting and Convention on Saturday, October 28, 2006, in Great Falls.
Merrill and his wife Lorrie are organic farmers southeast of Big Sandy. Life-long members of Farmers Union, the Merrill family has participated in all aspects of its education program, and has served at the local and county levels of the organization. Merrill currently serves on the MFU Education, Resolutions and Facilities committees. The Merrills are the parents of two grown children, Nathan and Serena.
Others elected during the convention include:
Vice President, Rollie Schlepp, Conrad
District 2, Diana Adamson, Devon
District 4, Sig Rudie, Fairview
District 6, Jan Tusick, Polson
At Large, Calvin Lane, Molt
Conductor, Herb Vasseur, Chinook
Doorkeeper, John Wendland, Rudyard
NFU convention delegates are Bill Courtnage, Geraldine; Calvin Lane, Molt; and Erik Somerfeld, Power. Alternates are: Charlotte Kelly, Chester; Henry Nagamori, Loma; and Betty Schwarzrock, Poplar. Youth delegate is Zach Styren, Brady, with Raelee Bishop, Brady, as alternate.