Last week, Lesley Robinson made history becoming the first women to be elected as the Montana Stockgrowers Association’s Second Vice President

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Last week, 4th generation Phillips County herdsman Lesley Robinson made background, becoming the first females to be elected as the Montana Stockgrowers Association’s Second Vice Head of state.


Lesley Robinson and her spouse Jim’s cattle ranch near Zortman.

In 1996, Robinson ended up being just the second woman chosen to serve the Montana Stockgrowers Organization board of supervisors. “

Back in 1996, when I was elected, I was just 30 years old,” Robinson said. “It was a huge step for me to take yet it was a great experience getting on the Montana Stockgrowers board. I feel like it was the initial step that has actually led me to where I am today.”

That course led Lesley Robinson to become a Phillips Area Commissioner for 12 years. She additionally served on the Executive Committee for the National Organization of Counties.

In 2016, she ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant guv on Greg Gianforte’s first gubernatorial project. Since then, she has functioned as the state director for Montana’s First Congressional District.

Last week, she made history by ending up being the very first female to be chosen to the Montana Stockgrowers executive board as the association’s second vice president.

” I have actually done so lots of things in the last 20 to 25 years that I truly assume that a lot ofreat deal of abilities as well as management,” Robinson described. “Whatever that I have discovered, from all the various avenues that I have actually gone in the last twenty years helps me. I have actually worked with a lot of individuals from across the board and I think I can just bring a lot of those abilities to the board.”

As Lesley Robinson ends her function as the state supervisor for Montana’s First Congressional Area, she anticipates serving Montana ranchers. While numerous think she is breaking the glass ceiling with her management function, she does not watch it this way.

” It’s just part of getting the job done,” said Robinson. “Every little thing that I do, I do not go into it trying to be the initial woman lot of a lot of times I have been the only female on I have actually had no problem with it. I similar to obtain points done as well as I just happened to be a woman.”

Lesley Robinson urges all young manufacturers to be associated with farming campaigning.

“Do not hesitate to if you’re a lady, or if you’re anyone, a young adult on the ranch. Suppose you don’t know what your function gets on the cattle ranch. Perhaps it’s to join an organization and also be a leader.

In four years, Robinson gets on track to become the first woman to work as the Montana Stockgrowers head of state.

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