Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Riley Slivka of Winifred

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today honored Riley Slivka of Winifried. Riley is a senior at Winifred High School who is working to highlight the work of the Montana farmers through film.

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

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Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/content/contact-steve.

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:


     Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, I want to recognize Riley Slivka, of Winifred, MT. Riley is a senior at Winifred High School whose outstanding work in promoting both agriculture and film in Central Montana deserves much recognition.

     Through his YouTube channel, Imagistudios, he displays the beauty of the Missouri Breaks region, near Winifred, as well as the ins and outs of running a Montana farm. Here, one can view his short film, Harvesting Along the Edge in Central Montana, which provides a comprehensive look at the harvesting season. The short film, with over 21,000 views in just over two weeks, has beautiful cinematography and exhibits the heart of Montana’s ag community and the Winifred region.

      Riley has worked all over his family farm, from running the combine to working as a semi-truck driver for harvest. Riley is planning to major in Agricultural Communications and Film. In the spring of 2014, Riley placed ninth in the country in the BPA digital media competition in Anaheim, CA.

     I am thrilled to recognize Riley for his contributions in promoting our state’s number one industry through film in Montana.