Thank you Marilyn! MCDC and MCOC are sending our best wishes and saying congratulations to Marilyn on her retirement.

Marilyn Besich, served as the first Program Director for Montana Cooperative Development Center since 2016. Besich, planned a retirement for early 2020 but remained with MCDC throughout the COVID outbreak providing critical services to existing and starting cooperatives. Her dedication to the Montana Cooperative Community is commendable and we want to wish her the very best as she starts a new chapter.

However, you still may see her from time to time. Marilyn has agreed to provide specialize training programs for MCDC starting in September of 2020. Marilyn can still be reached at if you would like to send her a note on her retirment.