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Lillian Ostendorf, former Montana Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee chair, was elected to the national WLC during the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention on Jan. 8-10 in Honolulu. Ostendorf, who ranches with her family in Powderville, will serve a two-year term as a western region representative. There are 10 women on the board.

Ostendorf will head to Indiana in February for the national Food Check-Out Day event. At the event, WLC representatives will visit a select grocery store where they will educate shoppers about farming and ranching, provide tips to stretch consumers' food dollars and collect food for the Ronald McDonald House.

The WLC provides opportunities for women to get involved in an organization that represents all of agriculture, and empowers women to use their training and knowledge to tell their stories to consumers, lawmakers, teachers, students and others.

Montana Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee Chair Gretchen Schubert attended several of the AFBF WLC functions. Other MFBF WLC members who attended include Nancy Bowman, Bonnie Marchesseault, Debbie Bricker and Lisa McFarland. Forty-three Montana Farm Bureau members attended the AFBF Annual Convention.

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