Richland County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Features National Speaker

The Richland County Farm Bureau is holding its annual meeting Sept. 15 at the Elks Lodge, Sidney. The county Farm Bureau will elect officers and directors, select voting delegates for the Montana Farm Bureau Convention in November, and discuss new policy that will guide the organization in the coming year. Farm Bureau leaders and staff will provide brief updates on agriculture issues and programs Farm Bureau is working on at the local, state and national level.

The meeting’s guest speaker is nationally known Glen Bloomstrom, Faith Community Engagement at Livingworks director, an international suicide intervention training company. After retiring as a colonel in 2011 and serving 30 years as an active-duty army chaplain, he now travels across the country conducting suicide prevention trainings and helping people be comfortable talking about the subject of mental health.

“We are thrilled to have Glen Bloomstrom join us to discuss this very serious issue in farm and ranch country,” said Richland County President Canyon Rehbein. “Montana has the third highest rate of suicide in the nation and farmers and ranchers are regularly reported in the top 10 professions with the highest suicide rates. This is as important a topic as any for our annual meeting and we hope you’ll join us and ask your neighbor to tag along, too.”

The free event begins with a 5:30 p.m. social and 6 p.m. dinner with the meeting to follow.

For more information about the meeting, find the Richland County Farm Bureau on Facebook or call Canyon Rehbein: 406-480-4623


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