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Scott Hart Building
(Agriculture/Livestock/Department of Justice)

302 North Roberts
Helena, MT 59601

Mailing Address:
PO Box 200201
Helena, MT 59620-0201

Main Number   444-3144
Fax Number   444-5409
TTY (Telephone Device for the Deaf)   444-6234


Director, Ben Thomas   444-3144
Executive Secretary, Chelsi Bay   444-3156
Attorney, Cort Jensen   444-5402
Communications Officer, Andy Fjeseth   444-3684


Administrator, Libbi Lovshin   444-5408
Administrative Assistant, Brittany Brott   444-3144
Human Resource Officer, Chandra Lutz   444-9474
Human Resource Specialist, Currently Vacant   444-3145
Human Resource Fax Number   444-0606
Fiscal Officer, Mary Hunt   444-5405
Accountant, Currently Vacant   444-5404
Accountant, Rachel Andersen   444-5403
Systems Analyst, Sky Foster   444-2934
Program Analyst, David Lorenz   444-9492
Network Administrator, Todd Magill   444-0667
Web Application Developer, Justin Ringsak   444-9562 


Deputy Director/Administrator, Kim Mangold   444-5406
Fax Number   444-5409

Agricultural Development & Marketing Bureau

Bureau Chief, Christy Clark   444-3571
Administrative Support/Hail/Hay Hotline, Jana Mertens   444-2402
Attorney, Zach Coccoli   444-0132
Accountant, Cid Sivils   444-3640
Rural Development/Farm & Ranch Loan Manager, Walt Anseth   444-5420
GTA Program Specialist, Lindra Davies   444-0511
Business Development Specialist for Eastern Montana, Treston Vermandel   860-7480
Business Development/GTA Program Manager, Angela Nelson   444-0134
Grants Manager, Jim Auer   444-5424
Business Development Marketing Officer, Marty Earnheart   444-9126
Business Development Specialist, Stephanie Hystad   444-5425
Hail Insurance Hotline   1-844-515-1571
Fax Number   444-9442

Agricultural Statistics Service

Director, Eric Sommer   441-1240
Statistical Assistant, Kira Sundsted   441-1240
Fax Number   444-1250

State Grain Laboratory Bureau, Great Falls

Bureau Chief, Greg Stordahl   452-9561
Fax Number   761-2141

Wheat and Barley Bureau, Great Falls

Bureau Chief, Collin Watters   761-7732
Fax Number   761-7851


Administrator, Gregory H. Ames   444-2945
Program Assistant, Nancy Savage   444-2944
Budget Analyst, Nancy Petrie   444-4197
Fax Number   444-7336

Commodity Services Bureau

Bureau Chief, Andy Gray   444-0512
Program Assistant, Leea Anderson   444-3730
Seed & Commodity Dealer / Warehouse Program Manager, Robert Ballensky   444-3950
Commodity Services Licensing & Registration Specialist, Kay Deskins   444-0510
Seed Potato, Anhydrous Ammonia & Produce Program Manager, Larry Krum   444-5419
Organic Program Manager, Georgana Webster   444-9421
Organic Program Specialist, Ed Tyanich   444-7804
Commodities Section Program Manager, Bob Church   444-5410
Feed & Fertilizer Specialist, Falina Hutchinson   444-5415
Phyto/CAPS Survey Coordinator, Ian Foley   444-9454
Plant Pest Specialist, Pat Wherley   444-5517
Fax Number   444-9466

Analytical Laboratory Bureau, Bozeman

Bureau Chief, Heidi Hickes   994-3383
Fax Number   994-4494

Agricultural Services Bureau

Bureau Chief, Donna Rise   444-9461
Natural Resource Program Manager, Currently Vacant   444-3790
State Weed Coordinator, Dave Burch   444-3140
Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Specialist, Kim Antonick   444-7819
Weed Program Specialist, Carol Bearden   444-7880
Noxious Weed Grant Coordinator, Jasmine Reimer   444-7882
Quarantine/Nursery Specialist, Beth Eiring   444-9066
Hydrologist, Christopher Kelley   444-5422
Environmental Science Specialist, Brett Heitshusen   444-3271
Pesticide Registration Specialist, Elena Johnson   444-5471
Pesticide Licensing Specialist, Dan Reimer   444-4900
Pesticide Licensing, Registration, and Training Program Manager, Linda Johns   444-3676
Training/Development Specialist, Jolene Warnke-Roszel   444-3732
Pesticide Compliance Program Manager, Leonard Berry   444-6982
Pesticide Container Recycling Technician, Alan Johns   431-3204
Pesticide/Worker Protection Specialist, Greg Murfitt   444-5430
Fax Number   444-9493