Life on a farm and ranch in northeast Montana laid the foundations of hard work for Becky Bargmann. Even then, she had a passion for accounting and was encouraged by a high school business teacher to enter the field.

She attended the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, where she earned a double major in accounting and business administration.

“It’s a great field,” she said. “A business always needs a person to stay on top of the financial aspect of things.”

Bargmann worked at Farm Credit Services for 15 years, doing accounting and payroll for farms and ranchers, but decided she needed a change. She said that the role at Delta Waterfowl presented the perfect opportunity, and it has been a great fit.

When she’s not working, Bargmann spends time with family, which includes her husband and three children ages 8, 10, and 12.

“During the summer, you will find us at the lake camping, boating and fishing. We love to hike and enjoy looking for new national and state parks to check out on our summer vacations,” she said. “In winter, you’ll find us busy with 4-H archery and then the summer fair season. Our daughter shoots trap, so that keeps us busy in the spring. Our kids run our lives.”

Bargmann completed her hunter safety certificate, but so far has limited her pursuits to gophers in the back yard with a .22 or BB gun. She drew a deer tag for the fall, so bigger game seems to be in her near future.