Willow Creek, Montana
Reappointed in 2021
Committees: Beef Promotion Operating Committee, Stakeholder Engagement Committee
Katie Cooper is proud to be fourth generation rancher on her family's registered Hereford operation in Willow Creek, MT. Their 4,500 acre ranch is nestled amidst rolling foothills in Gallatin Valley and is home to over 200 head of Line 1 Hereford cattle, 150 commercial cattle and a successful farming operation that includes both hay and grain production. Katie holds a B.S. in Bio Resource and Agricultural Engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. After working in California as a Civil Engineer for eight years in the water resources industry, she returned home with her husband Luke. Today, she works closely with her dad, mom, sister, and brother-in-law in all aspects of the operation. She's an active participant in Montana leadership organizations and when she's not working on the ranch she's helping her husband advance their construction company. Katie enjoys gardening, photography and cooking with friends and family.