09.25.15

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Russ Fullmer of Sidney

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today honored Russ Fullmer of Sidney. Russ Fullmer will be retiring from Sidney Sugars Inc. in December after 30 years of loyal service and hard work.

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/connect/email-steve

 The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:

          MONTANAN OF THE WEEK

          Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, I rise today in recognition of Russ Fullmer, who has been the agricultural manager at Sidney Sugars for 30 years. Russ exemplifies a work ethic that defines Montana and it is my great honor to honor his successes today.

     Russ received his bachelor’s of science in geology from the University of Wyoming and has since built a successful professional career. Russ worked for Holly Sugar for seven years, taking his skills across the country to California, Wyoming and Montana.

     When Holly Sugar changed ownership in 2002, he continued to loyally serve as the agricultural manager. With his leadership, Sidney Sugars has found much success and produced a record high of 30.4 tons per acre in 2014. 

     On behalf of all Montanans, we are sad to see him go but so thankful and inspired by his decades of loyal service and hard work.

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