Serving Montana Agriculture and growing prosperity under the Big Sky

Montana Department of Agriculture

Staff Phone List
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's Office

Director, Currently Vacant   444-3144
Acting Director, Christy Clark   444-5406
Executive Secretary, Kristi O'Connell   444-3156
Attorney, Cort Jensen   444-5402
Communications Officer, Chelsi Bay   444-3684

Central Services Division

Administrator, Cindy Trimp   444-5408
Administrative Assistant, Lindra Davies   444-3144
Attorney, Zach Coccoli   444-0132
Human Resources Manager, Mikal Wilkerson   444-9474
Human Resources Generalist, Traci Merzlak   444-3145
Human Resource Fax Number   444-0606
Fiscal Manager, Ingrid Mallo   444-5405
Accountant, MacKenzie Welch   444-5403
Accountant, Brittany Brott   444-5404
Accountant, David Johnson   444-4197
Budget Analyst, Judy Clay   444-3640
Chief Information Officer, Todd Magill   444-2934
Program Analyst, David Lorenz   444-9492
Network Administrator, Jay Campbell   444-0667
Database Developer, Chuck Vopicka   444-4974
Web Application Developer, Ben Harris   444-9562 

Agricultural Development Division

Acting Deputy Director, Zach Coccoli   444-0132
Fax Number   444-5409

Agricultural Development & Marketing Bureau

Bureau Chief, Andy Fjeseth   444-3571
Administrative Support/Hail/Hay Hotline, Dani Jones   444-2402
Rural Development/Farm & Ranch Loan Manager, Walt Anseth   444-5420
Business Development/GTA Program Manager, Tina Bateman-Schlepp   444-0134
Grants Manager, Jim Auer   444-5424
Business Development Marketing Officer, Marty Earnheart   444-9126
Business Development Specialist, Weston Merrill   558-9880
Business Development Specialist, Alicia Hamm   444-2944
Hail Insurance Hotline   1-844-515-1571
Fax Number   444-9442

State Grain Laboratory Bureau, Great Falls

Bureau Chief, Dan Reimer   452-9561
Administrative Clerk, Dawn Miller   452-9561
Accounting Technician, Debbie Music   452-9561
Grain Inspector, Michael Birkoski   452-9561
Grain Inspector, Jeff Hofstad   452-9561
Grain Inspector, Kari Schiller   452-9561
Ag Technician, Lucius Berg   452-9561
Ag Technician, Scott Geda   452-9561
Ag Technician, Greg Werber   452-9561
Grain Inspector (Plentywood), Patti Hedges   (406) 765-1005
Grain Inspector (Plentywood), Melissa Lee   (406) 765-1005
Ag Technician (Plentywood), Lynley Garner   (406) 765-1005
Fax Number (Great Falls)   (406) 761-2141

Wheat and Barley Bureau, Great Falls

Bureau Chief, Cassidy Marn   761-7732
Trade & Marketing Manager, Jason Laird   761-7732
Administrative Support / Receptionist, Tammy Suek   761-7732
Administrative Assistance / Accountant, Kolleen Spurgin   761-7732
Communications Coordinator, Sam Anderson   761-7732
Fax Number   761-7851

Agricultural Sciences Division

Administrator, Ian Foley   444-9454
Program Assistant, Currently Vacant   444-2944
Fax Number   444-9493

Commodity Services Bureau

Bureau Chief, Layla Dunlap   444-2945
Data Control Tech / Program Assistant, Currently Vacant   444-3730
Hemp Program Coordinator, Andy Gray   444-0512
Hemp Program Technician, Mikayla Moore   444-5430
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
Food Safety Training Coordinator, Andrea Sarchet   444-0131
Produce Safety Compliance Specialist, Jessica Arneson   444-3001
Commodities Section Program Manager, Vacant   444-5410
Feed & Fertilizer Specialist, Falina Hutchinson   444-5415
Phyto/CAPS Survey Coordinator, Frank Etzler   444-2945
Plant Pest Specialist, Currently Vacant   444-5517
Fax Number   444-9493

Analytical Laboratory Bureau, Bozeman

Bureau Chief, Jona Verreth   595-9647
Fax Number   994-4494

Agricultural Services Bureau

Bureau Chief, Beth Eiring   444-9431
Natural Resource Program Manager, Frank Etzler   444-9066
State Weed Coordinator, Jasmine Reimer   444-3140
Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Specialist, Andrew Lam   444-7819
Weed Program Specialist, Currently Vacant   444-7880
Noxious Weed Grant Coordinator, Greta Dige   444-7882
Entomologist, Alyssa Piccolomini   444-3790
Nursery Inspector, Carson Thomas   444-3428
Hydrologist, Brett Heitshusen   444-5422
Hydrologist, John Peterson   444-5422
Pesticide Registration Specialist, Shaunie Aklestad   444-5471
Pesticide Licensing Specialist, Tari Nyland   444-4900
Pesticide Licensing, Registration, and Training Program Manager, Rory Ruffner   444-3676
Training/Development Specialist, Leea Anderson   444-5512
Pesticide Education Specialist, Lisa Dorrington   444-3732
Vertebrate Pest Specialist, Stephen Vantassel   538-3004
Pesticide Compliance Program Manager, Leonard Berry   444-6982
Pesticide Container Recycling Technician, Brant Stephens   431-3204
Plant Science Specialist, Matt Deaton   444-5953
Agricultural Science Technician, Currently Vacant   444-5512
Fax Number   444-9493