MWBC Welcomes Two New Directors


Great Falls, Mont.— Governor Steve Bullock recently announced the appointment of two new directors to the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee (MWBC). Adam Carney of Scobey, will replace District 1 Director Buzz Mattelin of Culbertson, while Charlie Bumgarner of Belt, will replace District 5 Director Bruce Myllymaki of Stanford. Both Mattelin and Myllymaki are termed out, having served on the committee for 9 years.


“Buzz and Bruce have been excellent representatives for small grains producers in Montana, and we cannot thank them enough for their selfless service to the agricultural industry,” said Collin Watters, Executive Vice President of the MWBC.  “We look forward to welcoming Charlie and Adam to the MWBC, and are excited to see their vision for the future of wheat and barley in Montana and around the world.”


Carney farms near Scobey where he’s raised spring wheat, winter wheat, durum, peas, lentils, chickpeas, mustard, safflower and sorghum, while also running a herd of Black Angus cattle. He is a member of the Borderline Snow Chasers, a group that raises money for local scholarships.


Bumgarner is a 4th generation farmer who farms near Belt where he raises wheat, barley, hay, peas, chickpeas and lentils. He and his wife Karla have four children, Tyler, Kelsey, Abby, and Ellyn. Bumgarner has also served as Chairman of the Belt School Board, and as a Director and Officer for both the Montana Grain Growers Association and National Association of Wheat Growers.




The Montana Wheat and Barley Committee is a producer funded and directed check-off organization for wheat and barley growers in the state.  Its mission is to protect and foster the health and prosperity of the Montana wheat and barley industry. Visit for more information.




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