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Board of Supervisors

Darrell Baum


Darrell is a fourth generation rancher and currently lives on the family ranch in Winston where they raise Angus cattle and all of their own feed. He worked on three different ranches raising malt barley and cattle before returning to the home ranch in 1993. Darrell has three children, five grandchildren, and two great grand children.  Darrell has been a member of the board since 1995 and Board Chair for 3 years. We are so lucky here at the Broadwater Conservation District to have such a remarkable chairman. 

Greg Field

Vice Chairman

Kelly Ingalls


Kelly works on his family’s ranch with his wife, Kay, and his brother, John.  They raise cattle, sheep, hay, and grain.  Kelly and Kay have two children.  Ellie and Louis, who help out on the ranch.  Kelly has been a member of the district for 18 years and is a pleasure to have around.

Dallas Diehl

Member of Board of Supervisors

Rick VanDyken

Member of Board of Supervisors

Rick and his wife, Halane, live south of Toston on a ranch with their two sons, Kyle and Andy.  They raise hay, grain, corn silage, and have registered Angus cattle.  Rick and Halane have a grandson, Jackson, who was given to them by Andy and his wife, Kindle.  They also have one daughter, a son in law, and a grandson that live in Toston.  Rick has served on the board as the Vice Chair since 2009, and was appointed Chairman in 2018! We are very lucky to have him!

Associate Supervisor

Jim Beck

Jim moved to Broadwater County from eastern Montana 35 year ago.  He has been a part of the Broadwater Conservation District for 25 years helping with stream monitoring, Townsend school’s Stream Team, and many other various activities and tasks.  He is a great help to us, and we are happy to call him a part of our team.  Jim is proud to say that the District has given him an opportunity to work with many great Broadwater County residents.

Herb Argabright

Herb has served as an associate on the board for 6 years.  He also serves on the County Planning Board, which he has been a part of for 11 years.  Herb is a cow/calf and forage producer in Broadwater County. He is always fun to have in the meetings, and quotes he is “ornery always”.

Daniel Davis


LaRinda Spencer

District Administrator

LaRinda Spencer believes in integrity and honesty as the cornerstone of every good real estate transaction.  She also believes that every client is a lifelong relationship and there is always time for a cup of coffee with clients and friends.  LaRinda has earned a bachelor’s in Social Sciences and a Master of Public Administration. She continues to study every aspect of real estate where she has earned her Graduate Reator® Institute (GRI) and Senior Real Estate Specialist®(SRES) among other designations.

Advisory to the District

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Justin Meissner, NRCS District Conservationist
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Mike Welker, Townsend Ranger District
Ron Spoon, FWP
Darrell Folkvord, County Commissioner
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Allison Kosto, County Extension Agent
Jessica Bushnell, Weed District
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