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Montana Farm Bureau Executive Vice President retires after 30 years

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Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Executive Vice President, John Youngberg announced his retirement during the organization’s summer conference June 13-15 in Fairmont Hot Springs. Youngberg, who was raised in Clyde Park, started working for the state’s largest agricultural organization in February 1992 as the director of membership development. He quickly moved into a role in governmental relations, becoming a respected lobbyist in Helena and serving in that role for many years. He has worked through 15 regular legislative sessions and 11 special sessions. 

In 2015, Youngberg became the MFBF executive vice president where he continued his work in governmental relations as well as being at the helm of the 20,000-member family organization.  

“If I could have chosen my perfect job, working for Montana Farm Bureau would have been it. I’m fortunate to have spent many years with an organization I’ve greatly admired and enjoyed,” Youngberg said. “When you have worked somewhere for 30 years, who you become is because of that job. What kept me at Montana Farm Bureau has been the wonderful people involved with the organization, from our board, members, and staff, to all of those people I met professionally in Helena and in other aspects of agriculture.” 

Youngberg, who resides in Belgrade, was married in 1975, and he and his wife, Debe, have three children and two grandchildren.  

Scott Kulbeck, who currently serves as MFBF director of member relations and MFB Foundation coordinator, will serve as interim executive vice president beginning August 1 until a permanent replacement is found. 

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