Montana Farmers Union Dedicates Arrowpeak Camp Trail to Merrill Family
Great Falls, MT- On July 17, at Arrowpeak Camp in the Highwood Mountains, Montana Farmers Union recognized Alan Merrill and his family for their years of service to the organization by dedicating a new hiking trail in the family’s honor. The new path expands the recreational opportunities at camp and gives campers another way to learn hands-on about nature.
Alan Merrill was president of Montana Farmers Union for 13 years and served as Chairman of the National Education Committee. The Merrill family’s involvement in Farmers Union dates back generations. Alan’s great grandfather started the Hopp Local in Big Sandy. His great grandmother and mother were teachers in MFU education for many years.
“Montana Farmers Union appreciates everything the Merrill family has done for the organization, said Walter Schweitzer, President. “Alan worked hard to make sure youth education was a top priority for MFU. Thanks to the Merrills, MFU’s youth camps are flourishing and will be for generations to come.”
“I want to thank Montana Farmers Union for this honor,” said Alan Merrill. “My family has enjoyed being part of the Farmers Union family for many years. “We are so happy to see the addition of a new hiking trail at Arrowpeak Camp and the opportunities it affords youth to enjoy the outdoors and learn about agriculture.”