Farmers and Ranchers for Montana (FARM) is a grassroots coalition committed to fair water policies and the implementation of the Montana Water Compact that secures water resources for all Montanans.
Tom Beck, Campaign Co-Chair
Tom Beck is a retired rancher who was born and raised in Deer Lodge, Montana. Tom served as a County Commissioner from 1979 thru 1986 and as a State Senator from 1987 thru 2001. He’s held numerous leadership positions including President of the Montana State Senate in 2001 and Chief Policy Advisor for Governor Martz. During his time in the Senate, he sat on the Northwest Water Policy Commission, which consisted of the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana.
Karen Fagg, Campaign Co-Chair
Karen Fagg is a longtime business owner who oversaw the growth of one of the state’s largest and most respected engineering firms, HKM Engineering Inc. She also served four years as director of the state’s Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, which serves a critical role in the water adjudication process in conjunction with the MT Water Court. Karen currently serves on the Board of MDU Resources Group Inc., Chairing the Nominating and Governance Committee, Billings Catholic Schools, First Interstate Bank System Foundation, Mt Justice Foundation, and Immediate Past Chair of the Billings Chamber of Commerce.
Lorents Grosfield, Campaign Co-Chair
Lorents is a third-generation cattle rancher from Big Timber, who served as a Republican in the Montana Legislature for three terms. He was chairman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee where his primary focus was natural resources issues, with an emphasis on water legislation. He served on the Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission from 1991-1995 and again from 2003-2007.
Scott Reichner, Campaign Co-Chair
Scott is a Republican member of the Montana Legislature serving House District 9, the Bigfork area of Montana. His previous experience includes serving three terms on the Bigfork School District Board of Trustees, including two years as chairman, and is currently chairman of the House Education Committee. He has owned and operated Flathead Mortgage for 11 years, and resides in Bigfork with his family.
JR Iman, Campaign Co-Chair
Iman, who is the self-employed owner of a family ranch in Woodside, was born and raised in Hamilton. He is a fourth generation Montana rancher and commercial businessman in the Bitterroot Valley. He also previously served as a County Commissioner for District #3 in Ravalli County, which includes the Corvallis and Victor area.