Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Chris Kolstad of Liberty County

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Chris Kolstad of Liberty County for his years of dedication to Montana agriculture.

Chris Kolstad

Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

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.

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/connect/email-steve 

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:


Mr. President, this week I have the honor of recognizing Chris Kolstad of Liberty County for his years of dedication to Montana agriculture.           

Chris is a fourth-generation farmer in Montana’s Golden Triangle. For the past 100 years, wheat has paid the bills for his family and put food on people’s plates – and that will continue moving forward with his son Cory as a partner on the family farm. Chris and his wife Vicki have four children, and Chris’ father Allen Kolstad served as Montana’s Lieutenant Governor from 1989-1991.          

While Chris runs an impressive and successful operation on the farm, it is his involvement in the community that makes him stand out. He has been an active member of the Montana Grain Growers Association as well as the Montana Farm Bureau. In February of 2016, Chris was elected Secretary-Treasurer of U.S. Wheat Associates. Most recently, Chris was elected Chairman of the U.S. Wheat Associates.          

Chris works hard to ensure that U.S. wheat is the best in the world. While pushing for that, he proudly represents Montana’s farmers and ranchers. I congratulate and thank Chris for his years of hard work and dedication to Montana’s farmers and ranchers.