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ABOUT HOWARD
Background

 

PERSONAL OBJECTIVES:
• To educate people on sustainability and the dangers of current methods of food production

GRADUATED:
• Montana State University, 1961, Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture

COMMISSIONED:
• U.S. Army, 1961: Assigned 73rd Armor, Combat Development, Experimentation Command

WORK EXPERIENCE:
• [1993 to present]: Founder & President, Voice for a Viable Future
• [1999 to 2001]: President, EarthSave International
• [1996 to 1998]: President, International Vegetarian Union (IVU)
• [1994 to 1998]: Director, Eating With Conscience Campaign (HUSA)
• [1992 to 1993]: Executive Director, Beyond Beef Campaign
• [1987 to 1992]: Senior Lobbyist, National Farmers Union
• [1986]: Membership & Field Organizer, Montana Farmers Union
• [1983 to 1986]: Agricultural Advocate on farm foreclosures
• [1965 to 1983]: Owner, Lyman Ranch and Lyman Cattle Company
• Raised on a four-generation farm/ranch in Montana

ADDITIONAL POSITIONS & ACTIVITIES:
• Board Member, EarthSave International
• ASCS Vice Chairman, Cascade County
• Chairman, Rurual Clean Water Project
• Delegate (Ag & Higher Education), Montana Project 80
• 1980 Montana Legislative Chairman, Citizens for Agricultural Research • ExtensionBoard Member, Muddy Creek Project
• Board Members, Montana State Fair
• Leadership Member, Boy Scouts of America
• Task Force Member, Montana School for the Deaf & Blind
• Chairman, State Fair Building Committee
• President, Farm Management, Inc.
• Member, RAD Sub-Committee on Weeds
• Member, Governor's Transportation Council
• Candidate, US Congress 1982, Eastern District of Montana Democratic Candidate
• Steering Committee Member, Farmer-Rancher Congress, St. Louis
• Organizer, Montana Farm-Labor Coalition
• Chairman, Kanasa City 1988 Farm-Labor Rally
• Chairman, Citizen Trade Watch

ORGANIZATIONS:
• Montana Stockgrowers
• Montana Grain Growers Association
• National Association of Farmers Elected Committee
• Montana Farmers Union
• National Farmers Union
• Northern Plains Resource Council
• Vegetarian Society of Washington DC (VSDC)

AWARDS & HONORS:
• [1997]: Honored Guest & Presenter, Genesis Awards
• [1997]: Courage of Conscience Award, Peace Abbey
• [1997]: Honorary Doctorate of Law, City University, Los Angeles, California
• [1996]: Guest, The Oprah Winfrey Show