Tester hires Conrad farmer as agriculture liaison

Jacob Cowgill will be senator’s ‘eyes and ears’ on farm and ranch issues

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Senator Jon Tester today announced that he has hired a Conrad farmer to serve as his new state agriculture liaison.

Jacob Cowgill will be Tester’s “eyes and ears” on agricultural issues.  He will serve as a point of contact for Montana farmers and ranchers, often traveling the state to visit with and hear from them on Tester’s behalf.
Tester himself is a third-generation family farmer and one of only two farmers in the U.S. Senate.

“I’m pleased Jacob is on board to help serve fellow Montanans who make their living off the land,” Tester said.  “Jacob knows ag issues inside and out, and he’s ready to work hard to expand opportunities for farmers and ranchers.”

Cowgill is originally from Sand Coulee, southeast of Great Falls.  He is a graduate of the University of Montana, where he earned a Master’s Degree in science with a focus on food and agriculture.

Cowgill and his wife raise wheat, lentils, vegetables and heritage turkeys on a farm near Conrad.

Cowgill is working full-time out of Tester’s Great Falls field office, located at 119 First Avenue North.  He can be reached in Great Falls at (406) 452-9585 or toll-free at (866) 554-4403.