New Agricultural Development & Marketing Bureau Chief Announced



Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that Christy Clark has accepted the bureau chief position in the agricultural development and marketing bureau.


Clark, a 5th generation rancher born and raised in the Choteau area, brings a lifetime of agricultural knowledge to the position.  Together with her husband, Clark still owns and operates a ranch outside Choteau and a small business, The Meat Shoppe, in Bozeman. 


“Christy not only brings her ranching background to the position, but experience owning and operating a small food and meat processing business. Both perfect fits for the position,” said Ron de Yong, Montana Department of Agriculture Director.


She will replace Kim Falcon, who is now the Agricultural Development Division Administrator and Deputy Director.


“I am passionate about agriculture and have spent most of my life advocating for it in one way or another.  Working as the development and marketing bureau chief is an opportunity to serve agriculture in another capacity.  I am looking forward to working for producers and consumers to promote Montana’s number one industry,” said Clark.


Clark previously served three terms as a representative in the Montana State Legislature, but will not be seeking re-election. Clark and her husband Lew have been married for 26 years and have three children.  She will begin her new position immediately.


The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries. For more information on the Montana Department of Agriculture, visit  

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