Ed Luttrell, President of the National Grange, will speak at the Great Falls Day Opening Ceremony, May 4 at 1 p.m.
Luttrell, a native of Sandy, Ore., was elected the 22nd President of the National Grange in November of 2007. A second generation Granger, he is the immediate past Leadership/Membership Development Director for the National Grange.
Luttrell is a 4th generation Oregonian. He grew up on a small farm outside of Portland in Shoals, Ore. He is a graduate of Hillsboro High in Hillsboro, Ore. and spent time studying livestock management at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Ore. He has worked in agriculture, automotive services and publishing.
He and Celia, his wife of 34 years, have three grown children: Ben, Jacob and Charlotte, as well as two grandchildren. They are members of the Boring-Damascus Grange No. 260 and Clackamas Pomona Grange.
Luttrell has extensive Grange experience including Oregon State Master from 1996 to 2000.
Luttrell’s vision for the Grange is to strengthen the partnership between the State and National levels of the organization, in order to aid the Community Granges in achieving their goals. Promoting growth through new Granges, reorganizing inactive Granges and revitalizing existing Granges is a primary focus of his team building efforts.
When time allows, Luttrell enjoys restoring old cars and trucks, hunting and camping. More than anything, he loves genealogy and finding connections from his family tree across the country.
Luttrell will trace the history of agriculture over the last 150 years and describe the role of the National Grange, and state and local Granges in protecting the agricultural industry over its lifetime.