MFU lauds appointment of Wicks to Montana FSA helm

MFU lauds appointment of Wicks to Montana FSA helm

Montana Farmers Union President Walter Schweitzer applauded the appointment of Maureen “Morb” Wicks as Department of Agriculture State Executive Director for the Montana Farm Service Agency.

“Morb Wicks is a great pick to lead the Farm Service Agency,” Schweitzer said. “Her sixteen years of experience as a Liberty County FSA committee member has prepared her well for this job. Her experience as a Liberty County Commissioner will benefit Montana as well as she addresses issues that are important to rural Montana. Montana is lucky to have Morb to take the helm at FSA, and we look forward to working with her on issues that are critically important to family farms and ranches.”

Wicks has spent the last eight years serving as Liberty County Commissioner. In 1998, Wicks was the first woman to be elected to the Liberty County Farm Services Administration, where she served for 16 years. During that time, she was also active in Women Involved in Farm Economics, where she focused on advocacy for family farms. She has previously served on the Montana Association of Counties Agriculture Committee, Liberty County Health Advisory Board, and the Liberty County Council on Aging, and is currently a member of Montana Farmers Union and Montana Grain Growers.

On a recent Whitehouse call with Montana Farmers Union and other officials from around the state, Maureen Wicks spoke on the importance of water supply and how the Hi-Line and other nearby communities have projects to maintain water access. WATCH

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