Scott graduated from Northern Montana College with a bachelor’s degree in Agri Business and a minor in Farm Mechanics. He managed a farm in Plentywood, Montana for a couple of years, prior to that, was a hired hand on a cattle ranch in Matinsdale, Montana for 8 years and had a 35 year career with Columbia Paint/ Sherwin Williams as a District manager. Scott has been actively involved with the Montana Farm Bureau Federation for over ten years, the last 6 on the state board of directors as District 9 Director. Scott also sits on the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation board of directors and the Mountain West Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company board of directors. Scott lives on a small place near Helena where they raise dryland hay and have raised registered quarter horses and mules in the past.