Governor Greg Gianforte announced the appointment of Christy Clark as the director of the Montana Department of Agriculture.

Since May 2021, Clark began serving as acting director of the department when director Mike Foster temporarily left the agency to serve as the state’s ARPA program director. Since Foster’s retirement in October 2021, Clark has continued to serve as acting director. With the governor’s appointment, she is director of the agency.

Since 2015, Clark has served Montana producers at the department in various roles, including deputy director, agricultural sciences administrator, and agricultural development and marketing bureau chief.

A Choteau native and fifth-generation rancher, Clark has promoted Montana’s high-quality ag products throughout the world and expanded value-added ag opportunities for Montana producers at the Department of Agriculture.

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