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New MT Wheat & Barley Executive Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 12, 2019

CONTACT:
Chelsi Bay, Montana Department of Agriculture, (406) 444-3684

Cassidy Marn Selected as New Wheat and Barley Bureau Chief

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture is excited to announce that Cassidy Marn has accepted the Bureau Chief position for the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee. Cassidy has served as the bureau’s Trade and Marketing Manager since 2010.

“We’re thrilled Cassidy will be leading the Wheat and Barley Committee. She’s highly experienced in world grain markets and is committed to advancing Montana’s #1 industry,” said Director Ben Thomas. “I’m confident she’ll serve the state well.”

Cassidy has both hosted international trade teams and traveled abroad to promote Montana’s high-quality wheat and barley. Having grown up on a wheat, barley, and cattle operation in North Central Montana herself, she’s no stranger to the hard work producers put in.

“I was born and raised in the agricultural industry in Montana and am still involved because I believe in the value of what this state can offer and the endless potential for our grain to be shared around the world,” said Marn. “There are many challenges currently facing Montana’s producers, but I’m looking forward to creating opportunities and helping our farmers and end users thrive.”

Headquartered in Great Falls, the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee is a producer-funded and directed organization that strives to protect and foster the health and prosperity of the Montana’s wheat and barley industry by encouraging scientific research to improve production and quality, maintaining current markets, promoting new market development, and serving as an educational informational resource.

The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries. For more information on the Montana Department of Agriculture, visit agr.mt.gov.
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