Gordon Stoner manages a fourth-generation farm near Outlook, Mont., in the northeast part of the state. Stoner Farms is a 100 percent no-till, continuous cropping operation raising durum, peas, corn, oil seeds and lentils along with a commercial cow/calf operation. Gordon’s farm celebrated its centennial in 2009.
Gordon has served in leadership positions of his church, local grain merchandising cooperative, Montana Grain Growers Association and, most recently, as a director of the National Association of Wheat Growers. He also served as chairman of the NAWG and U.S. Wheat Associates Joint International Trade Policy Committee.
Prior to returning to the family farm in 1980, Gordon received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics, obtained his CPA and continued working winters with a local accounting firm though 2002.
Gordon and his high school sweetheart, Bonnie, have four adult children pursuing careers in the Chicago area and on the East Coast.