Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Larry “Skip” Ahlgren of Petroleum County

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized Larry “Skip” Ahlgren of Petroleum County for his dedication to his community and volunteer efforts.

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, each week Daines 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: HERE.

The following is a statement submitted to the Congressional Record:  


Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, this week I have the honor of recognizing Larry “Skip” Ahlgren of Petroleum County for his dedication to his community and volunteer efforts.

Skip currently serves as President of the Montana Association of State Grazing Districts and previously served as County Commissioner. These titles are only the beginning of his service to Petroleum County. Skip and his wife Diane spend hundreds of hours volunteering in various community groups and focus putting their time into Montana’s youth.

Winnett Agriculture Community Enhancement and Sustainability (ACES) is a group co-founded by Skip that brings Petroleum County producers together to address the problems facing the environment and their community. The group also works with Montana’s youth to create opportunities that will bring them back to the community where they were raised. As farmers and ranchers play a key role in one of the most rural counties in Montana, Skip saw an opportunity to serve them and created this incredible organization. 

Skip is described by friends and colleagues as an all-around good guy, a man that embodies Montana values and a true friend. It is my honor to recognize Larry “Skip” Ahlgren for his service and dedication to Petroleum County.