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Board of Directors

Christopher Barge

Vice Chair

Christopher obtained his B.S. in Agriculture degree from the University of Georgia. He began his career in Horticulture working in the Southeast, then the Pacific Northwest. He entered the Sales, Marketing, and Financial world when moving to Montana in 2010 and began working in the Agriculture industry.

Currently, Christopher is the US-Product Manager for FMC Corporation responsible for crop protection delivery technologies for both synthetic and biological active ingredients. He analyzes market opportunities and develops go to market strategies, while growing market share.

Christopher opened the Ferst Foundation, Montana Chapter, in 2015 and continues to work on the board expanding the footprint in Montana. In addition, he is the President of MABA, Montana Agriculture Business Association, where he is the liaison between Montana agribusiness and the legislature. Providing proactive leadership to assure the viability of Montana agribusiness through responsible legislation and regulations, education, member networking, communicating with university system, state and federal agencies, enhancing safety culture, and provide accurate information to the public about agribusiness.

Christopher currently lives in Southwest Montana with his wife, Kirsten, enjoying the “Big Sky” country of Montana.

Staff

    • President/CEO
      Davida Morgan Washington 

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          • Senior Director of Finance
            David Cauble

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          • Development and Communications Manager
            Benita Brisco 

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          • Program Manager
            Michelle Maddox 

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          • Operations Coordinator
             Leslie Vestal 

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          • Enrollment Coordinator/Office Manager
            Tonia Scheff

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          • Partner Engagement Representative
            Debbie Ross 

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          • Regional Program Coordinator (SW Georgia)
            Edwina Turner 

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          • Program and Impact Coordinator/RPC (SE Georgia)
            Melissa Silva 

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          • Community Engagement Coordinator(Dallas, TX)
            Cheryl Scramuzza 

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          • Administrative Assistant Publications
            Olivia Ramfos 

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          • Database Management
            Glenda Cofer 

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          • Community Engagement Coordinator (Atlanta, GA)/Grants Coordinator
            Jervonia Melton 

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