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Christy Clark selected as Montana Department of Agriculture Deputy Director

Posted at 8:52 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 22:52:10-05

The Montana Department of Agriculture has found a new Deputy Director.

Christy Clark has served at the department since 2015, most recently as the Agricultural Sciences Administrator, and formerly as the Agricultural Development and Marketing Bureau Chief.

“Christy has a deep connection to agriculture and her work across the agency makes her the right person to help lead the department,” said Director Ben Thomas.

Clark, a native of Choteau and 5th generation rancher, previously served three terms as a representative in the Montana Legislature.

Her governmental knowledge and appreciation for agriculture make her a strong advocate for the industry.

As the head of the Agricultural Sciences Division, Christy ensured regulatory programs served and protected Montana’s producers and consumers.

“I’m grateful for the wealth of information I’ve gained serving both the sciences and development divisions at the department,” said Clark. “Agriculture is our number one industry and vital to rural communities across the state. I’m eager to build on my experiences and to continue to support our hard-working ag producers in this new role.”

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 their website.